In January of 2012, the Sun-Times announced it would no longer endorse political candidates. “We have come to doubt the value of candidate endorsements by this newspaper or any newspaper,” the paper said, “especially in a day when a multitude of information sources allow even a casual voter to be better informed than ever before.”
The paper is now rethinking it’s no-endorsements stance.
Crain’s Chicago Business reports the Sun-Times “will start endorsing candidate again” and that “the company will formally announce its decision in a few weeks.”
My source in the Sun-Times building says Crain’s jumped the gun. “It’s not a done deal,” I’m told, “but yes, we are considering it.”
* Sun-Times to endorse candidates again (chicagobusiness.com)
* January 2012: Why we will no longer endorse in elections (suntimes.com)
* January 2012: Chicago Tribune will still endorse candidates (jimromenesko.com)