Pictures: Baltimore Sun and its reporters in the news
There's a fallacy that reporters detest being in the spotlight. If that were true, articles would be published without bylines. But print journalists have found that it's easier and more fun to ask questions than it is to answer them. Nonetheless, there have been times in the past 175 years when the newspaper itself has made news and Sun staffer members have found themselves on the other side of the spiral notebook.--Mary Carole McCauley
The Great Baltimore Fire of 1904
The fire blazed for 31 hours, destroyed 80 blocks of downtown and caused more than $150 million in damage — in 1904 dollars. The city's newspapers were hard-hit, including the five-story Sun Iron Building at Baltimore and South streets.
The Sun sent editors and printers south by train to The Washington Star (which had volunteered the use of its offices and presses), and the paper was distributed the next morning on schedule.
Photo: February 8, 1904