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 Ramones made their first appearance onstage at CBGB in August 1974, and more than five years before Frankie Knuckles first spun at the Warehouse in […]
On whiteness, journalism, and leading the most diverse staff in Reader history
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Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Sujay Kumar moved to Chicago with his family in 1998, just in time for Michael Jordan to announce his second retirement. In the fourth grade he starred as the Prince of Morocco in the fifth grade’s production of The Merchant of Venice, but when he entered the University of Illinois he […]
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 Reader brought home some AAN Awards.
New model will launch in 2020
Karen Hawkins and Sujay Kumar have been appointed as permanent editors in chief of the weekly newspaper. Kerry Reid has also been hired to be the new full-time editor of the paper’s theater and dance coverage.
Previously of the Daily Beast and Fusion, culture and investigative reporter Sujay Kumar has been hired as managing editor for the print edition of the Reader. “The Reader has a rich history of doing two things I love: investigative work and culture reporting,” Kumar said. “I can’t wait to join the staff in Bronzeville and […]