Mirage

Report on a reader poll taken by the Sun-Times in the aftermath of its 1978 Mirage tavern expose showing strong reader support for the method.
"Story of a Chicago Newspaper's Bar and Grill"
Paul Galloway
A story about the Chicago Sun-Times Mirage expose and its outsized impact.
Edward W. Barrett
Publisher's note questioning the judgment and opposing the decision of the Pulitzer board to overlook the Chicago Sun-Times Mirage tavern sting and offering the newpaper an imaginary award from CJR.
"The Sun-Times tavern series exposed city-wide corruption - but raised questions about press ethics. Here, the reporters who wrote the series describe how, and why, their newspaper started pouring shots in the Windy City."
Zay N. Smith
Pamela Zekman
The article is adapted from Smith and Zekman's book<em>The Mirage</em> which details their experiences in conceiving and executing the <em>Sun-Times</em>'s Mirage tavern sting.
Steve Robinson
Discussion of the brouhaha at the 1979 Pulitzer Prize deliberations over the methods used in the Chicago Sun-Times' Mirage sting.
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