Why “Chicagoland”

WBEZ’s Curious City looks into “Chicagoland,” the term, its origins, purpose, and definition—its boundaries. Chicago Tribune publisher Robert R. “Colonel” McCormick commissioned James O’Donnell Bennett to write a series of Chicago region travel articles. That’s how the word made its first appearance nearly 100 years ago in the July 27, 1926 edition of the Chicago Tribune. … Read more

Nonprofit Buys 22 Newspapers in Maine

A nonprofit that aims to maintain local ownership for newspapers will buy 22 papers in Maine, including The Portland Press Herald and The Sun Journal of Lewiston. The National Trust for Local News, a nonprofit that was started in 2021, will buy the papers from Masthead Maine, a private company that owns most of the … Read more

Subscriptions Still on the Rise at Most Newspapers in the Medill Subscriber Engagement Index

Subscriptions Still on the Rise at Most Newspapers in the Medill Subscriber Engagement Index Susan Chandler, Nov 21, 2022: One ray of good news during the Covid pandemic: More U.S. consumers read and subscribed to local news publications. But industry experts feared that rising tide might ebb in 2022 as people headed back to work … Read more