Letter from the publisher
The new Reader Institute for Community Journalism, Inc. (RICJ) has received 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the Internal Revenue Service. On January 1, 2021, RICJ will take over the Chicago Reader newspaper from its current owners.
New model will launch in 2020
New owners at the Reader; a new editorial “we” at the Sun-Times.
The new publisher of the Reader is Tracy Baim, founder and longtime executive editor of the Windy City Times.