Tag: Chicago

Good news: Chicago alt-weekly returns to weekly print issue

By Olivia Cohen In an increasingly rare move for a print publication, especially with the abrupt closure of The Riverfront Times, Chicago’s alt-weekly is expanding its print operations. The Reader will print weekly editions of the paper again starting this week after reducing its paper distribution to a biweekly in June 2020 because of  the

Vulture hedge fund can’t stop Chicago’s media ecosystem from thriving

When Alden Global Capital bought Tribune Publishing in May 2021 and slashed Chicago Tribune newsroom staff to bare bones, few media experts and Chicago journalists were surprised.   “Years of poor management” at Tribune Publishing paved the way for Alden, said Brant Houston, professor and Knight chair in investigative and enterprise reporting at the University of