The world lost a tremendous pioneering journalist in the Chicago Tribune’s Bill Jauss today. In fact the entire sports media landscape as we know it today is in part due to a lot of the projects that the Hall of Fame writer was a part of. Jauss was presented a Ring Lardner award for his contributions to the print industry last May
From the Chicago Tribune:
Jauss, who spent 50 years as a sportswriter, died Wednesday. He was 81.
Born Feb. 8, 1931, Jauss retired from the Chicago Tribune in 2005 after 37 years with Tribune Company.
A popular yet decidedly unpretentious professional, Jauss would gain even greater notoriety as a member of the “Sportswriters On TV” panel that he shared with fellow irascible cigar-smoking characters Bill Gleason, Rick Telander and host Ben Bentley…”The Sportswriters on TV” show, which evolved from the Sportswriters Show on WGN Radio with a rotating panel, was the predecessor to so many sports-talk shows today on radio and television
“Bill was always upbeat...