CHICAGO (AP) — Roger Ebert’s final blog posting last April ended with his hopeful sign-off, “I’ll see you at the movies.” The award-winning film critic died two days later. Visitors to the central Illinois theater that hosts the annual “Ebertfest” film festival he started now may feel like they saw him at the movies. A […]
Roger Ebert eagerly embrace new gadgets and new platforms during his career, building his name into a brand and thriving by embracing new opportunity and expanding his franchise at every turn, tactics that many journalists are exploring today.
Ebert, who had been a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times since 1967, died Thursday at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Only a day earlier, he announced on his blog that he was undergoing radiation treatment after a recurrence of cancer.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Critic Roger Ebert is receiving an award from Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute for his support of independent cinema. Sundance leaders said Thursday that Ebert will receive their Vanguard Leadership Award at a benefit for the institute June 5 in Los Angeles. Redford says Ebert was one of the institute’s first supporters […]
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CHICAGO (AP) — Oprah Winfrey is now a member of the Illinois Broadcasters Association’s Hall of Fame. Film critic Roger Ebert was among those who honored the talk show queen Tuesday at a downtown Chicago hotel. Association president and CEO Dennis Lyle calls Winfrey “the epitome of broadcasting excellence.” Ebert already is a member, along […]
NEW YORK (AP) – Chicago-based film critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky is joining Roger Ebert’s upcoming movie review show. Vishnevetsky is replacing the previously announced Elvis Mitchell, the show announced Tuesday. No explanation was given for Mitchell’s departure. The Russian-born Vishnevetsky, 24, writes for the film website Mubi and contributes to the Chicago Reader. He’ll appear alongside […]