Eric Zorn

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Eric Zorn (born January 6, 1958) is a liberal/progressive[1] op-ed columnist and daily blogger for the Chicago Tribune, providing a left-of-center perspective on local news and local (e.g., Chicago and Cook County, state (e.g., Illinois), and national politics.[2]

A graduate of the University of Michigan, he has been working for the paper since 1980, and has been a columnist since 1986.[3] He co-wrote the 1990 book Murder of Innocence, about Laurie Dann.[4] The book served as the basis for a 1993 made-for-TV movie of the same name.[5] Since 2003, Zorn has penned "Change of Subject", the Tribune's first blog.[6]


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  3. ^ "Eric Zorn". Contemporary Authors Online. September 17, 2002. Retrieved on January 26, 2013.
  4. ^ Peter Robertson. "Real Life Can be as Horrifying as Fiction". Durant Daily Democrat. October 16, 1990. Retrieved on January 26, 2013.
  5. ^ Ginny Holbert. "A Tragedy Hits Home – Will Dann Teleplay Help Heal or Reopen Wounds?" Chicago Sun-Times. November 30, 1993. pg. 29.
  6. ^ David A. Craig. Excellence in Online Journalism: Exploring Current Practices in an Evolving Environment. Sage, 2010. pg. 138.

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