Selected Newspaper Clips from the John Cook Archives.

All links are PDF files. Some are pretty big.




Los Angeles Times

July 10,2005


VINCE VAUGHN TAKES HUMOR SERIOUSLY

"Despite his work in 'Swingers,' it took many years for the actor to get cast in comedies. Now? That thinking is so old school." (868 K)


March 28, 2005


AIR AMERICA'S DIFFICULT BIRTH, CAUGHT ON FILM

"HBO's documentary on the liberal-leaning radio network chronicles its tumultuous first weeks." (832 K)





Chicago Tribune (Just a sample of my daily reporting from two-and-a-half years as a staff reporter).

December 26, 2004

AD PUTS ADVISER'S ADVICE IN QUESTION

"Did Suze Orman go too far by appearing in GM's campaign?" (812 K)


October 28, 2004


TV NEWS CASTS VOTE FOR CAUTION

"But all still plan to use exit polling." (1.2 M)


September 27, 2004


THE 'DIRTY LITTLE SECRET' OF TV NEWSMAGAZINES

"Network news producers toil in anonymity almost by definition, their tireless grunt work in pursuing a story invariably overshadowed by the blow-dried personalities who 'report' it on television." (772 K)


September 19, 2004


GLIMPSE AT THE FUTURE LOOKS NEITHER FAIR NOR BALANCED

"There’s been a lot of heavy weather stirring up the news business lately, from the parade of tempests that have been bearing down on Florida and the Gulf Coast, to Hurricane Memo-gate, which has been battering CBS News for more than a week now." (2.7 M)


August 29, 2004


THURSDAY NIGHT'S ALL RIGHT FOR FIGHTING

"Open season on night NBC, CBS have battled for." (432 K)


February 8, 2004


MILITARY, MEDIA MEET OFF BATTLEFIELD TO DEBATE WAR COVERAGE

"Journalists who covered the war in Iraq and the generals who prosecuted it met in suburban Chicago last week in an unusual, informal gathering to debate the successes and failures of the media’s reporting on the conflict and how the war changed the relationship between reporters and the military." (696 K)


Jun 8, 2003


SUBTLE, SAD ALBUM ABOUT 9/11 MOST EFFECTIVE TRIBUTE SO FAR

"Faced with an enormous catastrophe, Mac McCaughan elected to make a small record. There are no heroes rushing up stairwells and no dissections of good and evil — only scared, confused people and local heartbreaks." (1.1 M)


March 25, 2003


COOK'S TOUR

"The formula for aspiring rock bands: Get in the van. Sleep on the floor. Insist on a sound check. Try to be as great as Celine Dion." (752 K)