“Walking up and down the galleries, I’d hear some really deep conversations,” Renaldo Hudson said, recalling the origins of Stateville Speaks, the newspaper he founded in prison almost 20 years ago. “I would hear people talk about Socrates, the stuff that people don’t think happens in prison.” Despite living under the oppressive conditions of prison, […]
Capital B is a fresh Black local-national nonprofit news organization on the scene. It turned one year old this year, and it recently brought its mission of partnering with communities to create a high-quality news and information experience for Black folks to Gary, Indiana. Gary is a rust-belt news desert that notoriously has lost 61 […]
A daily dip into the stacks, leading up to our 50th anniversary in October
A mother takes to podcasting wondering if CPD did “a cover-up or are they just this damn incompetent?”
The Reader received two Association of Alternative Newsmedia nominations for best feature story and one for the Block Beat.
Introducing the ChicagoReader.com, the Reader‘s shiny new digital home
Finally, Mad Ave gets its own set of principles.
How a legal storm capsized a petition to free a man who’s been imprisoned for three decades.
The Tribune’s studious Phil Rogers wins the BAT.
When prosecutors say defendants should die, mitigators look for reasons why they shouldn’t.
The Tribune’s Kim Barker was no mere reporter; she was a Western woman!
We all suffer from the Tribune’s lack of coverage of the union fight in Wisconsin.
Helen Thomas said what she thought, and
now the Society of Professional Journalists is at war with itself.
An aldermanic candidate turns thumbs-down on the thumbs-up process.
A dubious quote triggers a media dustup in the 47th Ward