Major national and world news has unfolded relentlessly for months: the Boston Marathon bombings, the Texas fertilizer plant explosion, the tornado in Oklahoma, Edward Snowden’s NSA revelations, the ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi in Egypt, the debate over U.S. immigration, the Asiana Airlines plane crash -- and reaction to the trial of George Zimmerman.
At the Tribune, a team of nation and world editors -- I’m one of them -- guides these stories into the newspaper.
Wednesday’s offerings include stories about President Barack Obama’s speech in Galesburg, Ill., and Pope Francis’ trip to Brazil.
As the news unfolds, we choose how to play the developments. We work with editors at other newspapers owned by Tribune Co., including the Los Angeles Times, to cover breaking news and coordinate coverage.
We monitor the wires for other stories of national and world importance, and work with other Tribune editors to decide how to share these stories with our readers, whether that means a spot on the Tribune's front page or whether something reported in Chicago might fit in the news lineup at our sister papers including the Baltimore Sun, Hartford Courant, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida Sun Sentinel, Allentown (Pa.) Morning Call and Newport News (Va.) Daily Press.
Though there's no telling what tomorrow's news will bring, sharing the day's national and international developments with our readers is one of the most exciting jobs at the Tribune. And our readers remind us that this connection to the wider world also is important to them.
--Kate McKennaCopyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun