The ‘Chicago Reader’ Fights For Survival

Can shifting to a bi-weekly production schedule save the legendary Chicago alt-weekly?

The ‘Chicago Reader’ Fights For Survival
The cover of the Chicago Reader for its March 19, 2020, issue. Courtesy of Chicago Reader
The ‘Chicago Reader’ Fights For Survival
The cover of the Chicago Reader for its March 19, 2020, issue. Courtesy of Chicago Reader

The ‘Chicago Reader’ Fights For Survival

Can shifting to a bi-weekly production schedule save the legendary Chicago alt-weekly?

The Chicago Reader announced it will go to a bi-weekly production schedule, due to the financial downfall brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Reset discusses if the move will be enough to save the alt-weekly, and what the future holds for print media.

GUEST: Tracy Baim, publisher of the Chicago Reader