Fernando Diaz, Managing Editor, Hoy

Fernando Diaz has a prodigious news appetite, and it is focused on identifying stories around which he can anchor Chicago-based stories that appeal to Hoy’s local, national and international audiences. “Hispanics have access to satellite television and Spanish news from all over; what they don’t have is enough news from Chicago,” Diaz says. “Our goal is to be the Chicago gateway to news of all kinds for Hispanic readers—especially young, bilingual Hispanics comfortable in an English-dominant world.” Read More

Laura Washington, Columnist, Chicago Sun-Times

As a political commentator, Laura Washington wants as much news as soon as it becomes available from as many different sources as possible. “In today’s news environment, you can’t depend on only one source,” Washington says. “Print, radio, TV, web, email—you have got to read it all.” Read More

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What I Read…

Sam YaganFernando DiazValerie DenneyLaura WashingtonEarnest SandersAmbar Mentor Truppa
Where do individuals go, especially those people who are big-time consumers of news because their jobs and day-to-day lives depend on being in the know? A long-time public interest PR professional, the managing editor of a major daily, a well-known columnist and reporter, a South Side community leader, a social media savvy publicist and the founder of a well-known start up took time out of their busy days to tell us what they read to stay informed. Read More