The future of Chicago suburban news coverage

December 8, 2010

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The future of daily suburban newspapers is in flux.

Later this month, some suburban residents will have one less newspaper at their front door. The Chicago Sun-Times is closing seven weekly Pioneer Press papers.

That doesn’t mean your suburban news options are limited. The rise of Patch.com and other hyperlocal websites makes neighborhood news even easier to get.

So what does all this mean for the future of suburban news coverage? Former Chicago Tribune reporter and DePaul University professor Mike Conklin joined "Eight Forty-Eight" to talk about what lies ahead.