Reader co-publisher Karen Hawkins, former Reader reporter John Conroy, Aislinn Pulley, co-executive director of the Chicago Torture Justice Center, and Mark Clements, an activist and police torture survivor discussed the role of journalism in uncovering police violence.
You can watch the entire program here:
Co-sponsored by the Chicago Reader, this Newberry program was held in connection with The Chicago Reader at 50, on view in the Newberry exhibition galleries through March 5, 2022.
The program was held virtually on Zoom and also livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube.
More details on the Newberry’s event page.
Break a leg, kid!
Our editor in chief is still standing.
Reader 50ish UnGala Celebration
50ish is a whole museum takeover and art party celebrating the Chicago Reader‘s fifty-ish anniversary and the very best of Chicago arts and entertainment.
The Chicago Reader at 50: A half-century of revolutionary storytelling
A Chicago Reader archival exhibition hosted by the Newberry Library, from Wednesday, October 6, 2021 – Saturday, March 5, 2022
When the hog butchers left
Looking back 50 years to the closing of the Union Stockyards
It beats dancing about architecture
The Reader’s current music writer surveys all 50 years of the paper’s coverage and reports back.
Like Tinder in print
A look back at the love stories that started in the pages of the Reader, no swiping necessary
‘The narrative was the key’
The True years (great editors, pt. II)
‘House of Screams’ revisited
The reporting is an icon of the paper’s journalism, but John Conroy wonders what it actually accomplished.