“Good things come to those who wait,” the adage goes. Back in the summer of 2009, I found myself in Chicago as an alternative journalism fellow at Medill, and I quickly fell in love with the city, its people, culture, and greasy spoons (if I close my eyes and concentrate hard enough, I can still […]
“They have found their way to work within a system that’s designed to exclude them.”
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.
Chicago police killed 13-year-old Adam Toledo, and some media responded by questioning Toledo’s character. Black and Brown kids deserve better.
Tracy Baim, publisher for the past two years, will now be co-publisher alongside Karen Hawkins, who has been co-editor in chief with Sujay Kumar since 2019.
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.
Thirteen and a half hours of broadcasts on looting leave a day of impressions without a trace.
New model will launch in 2020
This season’s lineup focuses on harnessing the strength within.
An interview with the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, who discusses his Chicago origin story and more.
The paper won Peter Lisagor Awards for in-depth, feature, and education reporting, photography, and arts criticism Friday night.
Sun-Times Media CEO says, “We’re stabilizing.”
Busy drummer Ben Billington releases music from two of his bazillion bands, black digital media platform the TRiiBE crowdfunds new projects, and more.
But according to the results of a new survey, Chicagoans are willing to donate to news organizations and even get involved in coverage.
But who cares? We’re useful.