The Chicago Sun-Times is being sold...again. I'll just quote the Robert Feder Tweet I saw last night: @RobertFeder In 1994, Conrad Black bought the Chicago Sun-Times for $180 million. Today it sold for $20 million.
The Chicago Sun-Times has made its online content a little less accessible; the newspaper put its paywall into place last week and now all visitors will be limited to 20 page views per month. Non-subscribers will have to shell out $6.99 a month.
The Chicago Sun-Times and its 39 affiliated suburban newspapers are scheduled to start charging for online subscriptions.Starting on Thursday, online readers will get 20 free page views across all Sun-Times Media websites every 30 days before hitting a paywall."
Chicago Ald. Danny Solis introduced an ordinance to decriminalize marijuana possession this week. If the legislation passed, people caught carrying a small amount of the drug would pay a fine rather than face arrest.
This week, Rahm Emanuel marks his 100th day as Chicago's mayor. This is an artificial milestone - we know - but one Emanuel himself set before taking office, when he laid out some early goals.Among the promises: making city hall more transparent than in the past.
The alleged phone hacking at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. has received its fair share of media coverage. Except, according to some, from the company’s own media outlets. It’s a sticky situation that may well be familiar to Chicago journalists.