About Me

Adam T. Music is a journalist — part writer, part editor, part designer — who has worked in online news since 1995, a point in the internet's timeline when many newspapers didn't have sites and before the tech bubble collapsed. This blog is a space to share his writings, designs and other work in the field.
Father. Husband. Godmother. Gardener. Situational humorist. Compulsive fact-checker. Hooked on journalism. Former actor, disc jockey and amusement park ride operator.
What I'm doing
Social media editor and content professional at the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer magazine.
What I've done
March 2004 to January 2011
Online Content Specialist, Sun-Times News Group

December 1995 to February 2004
Assistant Managing Editor/Senior Web Developer, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Trib Total Media

September 1987 to October 1994
Correspondent, New Castle News and Ellwood City Ledger
Awards and honors
Herman Kogan Media Award - Online Category
The Chicago Bar Association
May 2013
The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin's Web coverage of the 2012 NATO summit in Chicago was honored by The Chicago Bar Association, and was the only finalist in the Online category.

Best Niche Web site Produced by a Local Newspaper
Suburban Newspapers of America
June 2010
SNA judges said, "Mommy on a Shoestring is an innovative niche Web site that provides mothers with great resources to do projects around the house, interactive crafts with their children, and become entrepreneurs while being a stay-at-home mom. The site is user-friendly and is easily navigated."

Best Web Site
Illinois Newspapers Association
2008 to 2011
Various Pioneer Press web sites placed in the top three from 2008 to 2011, taking first place in 2009.

EPpy Award, Best Online Newspaper
Editor & Publisher

Third Place, Editorial Writing
1995 SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards
Society of Professional Journalists