The Chicago Reader debuted October 1, 1971—almost two years before DJ Kool Herc threw the very first hip-hop party in the Bronx in August 1973, nearly three years before the […]
Reader cofounder and original editor Bob Roth had some radical ideas about editors. He didn’t want them to prescribe what went into the paper, or to solicit it. He wanted […]
The Reader holds its first telethon this Friday.
And, in the process, delivered an important lesson about journalism and how to do it.
Unable to afford school janitors, the city makes the first of many million dollar payments to buy Michael Reese hospital from Medline.
The plastic-bag ban raises an important question: What about newspaper bags?
How Craigslist brought me out of the cold and into the Reader office.
Geoff Dougherty leaves the Reader
Kiki Yablon leaves the Reader, and Geoff Dougherty takes over as acting editor.
Kiki Yablon resigns as editor of the Reader
New leadership announced at the Chicago Reader