As I was looking for a long-ago Trib Nation post that explained our approach to releasing information to put readers in touch with sympathetic story subjects, I found a trove of interesting articles past.
There were eighty-eight pages of our blog, at about 11 posts per page, going back to the very first, written by consumer health watchdog reporter
As I clicked "next," I kept finding posts that were like a Trib Nation's Greatest Hits album.
From 1/28/2010: Two Chicago Tribune photographs that beg explanations.
From 2/15/2010: How a conversation fueled a story in the Chicago Tribune.
From 1/11/11: An essay contest called "Job description for the next mayor of Chicago."
From 1/24/2011, Gail MarksJarvis in a livechat with readers called "Let's regain some control of our personal finances."
From 2/3/2011: How the Chicago Tribune is tackling neighborhood cleanup of the 2011 Chicago Blizzard.
A random walking-through-the-newsroom photograph of two of our investigative reporters literally comparing apples and oranges.
And here's the post that sent me down memory lane -- our desire to connect helpful readers with story subjects, while balancing an instinct to protect our readers from fraud.
Enjoy. And Lauren Krause and I will keep posting more as we find them.
-- James Janega