We're kicking off Giving Tuesday early this year! Your donation today will be matched up to $10K, doubling your impact! If you donate $50 today, the Reader will receive $100.

The Reader is now a community-funded nonprofit newsroom. Can we count on your support to help keep us publishing?

Posted inNews & Politics

Knowledge Equals Power

I’d like to point out an apparent paradox which came to mind when I read James Merriner’s article about the Federal Communications Commission [“Today Mancow, Tomorrow the World!” September 17]. Merriner describes FCC commissioner Michael Copps as “the FCC commissioner whose torch against smut burns brightest.” Michael Copps has also been the FCC’s leading force […]

Posted inNews & Politics

CMA v. WTTW, Round Two

The accusation by WTTW’s Randy King against Chicago Media Action is ill founded [Hot Type, July 23]. Chicago Media Action isn’t interested in self-aggrandizement; CMA is working to improve the media in Chicago and to make the city’s main public television station worthy of the word public. WTTW can bad-mouth CMA to no end, can […]