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  Chicago Sun-Times to stop making endorsements
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Last EditedCOSDem  Jan 26, 2012 07:48pm
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MediaNewspaper - Chicago Tribune
News DateTuesday, January 24, 2012 01:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe Chicago Sun-Times said in an editorial published Monday that it will no longer make endorsements in the upcoming elections.

"We have come to doubt the value of candidate endorsements by this newspaper or any newspaper, especially in a day when a multitude of information sources allow even a casual voter to be better informed than ever before," the Sun-Times said in the editorial.

"Research on the matter suggests that editorial endorsements don’t change many votes, especially in higher-profile races. Another school of thought, however -- often expressed by readers -- is that candidate endorsements, more so than all other views on an editorial page, promote the perception of a hidden bias by a newspaper, from Page One to the sports pages."
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