Columnist Mary Schmich Bids Farewell To The Chicago Tribune

“I don’t want my leaving to seem like a signal to my colleagues or to the readers that I don’t believe in the Tribune anymore,” said Mary Schmich.

Chicago ‘Tribune’ columnist Mary Schmich after winning the Pulitzer Prize in April.
Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich after winning the Pulitzer Prize in April 2012. AP/Chicago Tribune, Nancy Stone
Chicago ‘Tribune’ columnist Mary Schmich after winning the Pulitzer Prize in April.
Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich after winning the Pulitzer Prize in April 2012. AP/Chicago Tribune, Nancy Stone

Columnist Mary Schmich Bids Farewell To The Chicago Tribune

“I don’t want my leaving to seem like a signal to my colleagues or to the readers that I don’t believe in the Tribune anymore,” said Mary Schmich.

When Mary Schmich started writing columns for the Chicago Tribune, she made a vow: five years and move on. Today, she leaves the paper after 29 years as a columnist.

Reset talks to the Pulitzer Prize winner about her time with the paper and lessons she learned from four decades in the industry.

GUEST: Mary Schmich, Chicago Tribune columnist; author of Even the Terrible Things Seem Beautiful to Me Now: On Hope, Loss, and Wearing Sunscreen