In short, Reader responsibilities that had been [Mary Jo] Madden’s alone would now be shared by four Sun-Times Media executives. Administratively, the paper was being broken up and parceled out. Hopes held by the Reader staff when they moved in with Sun-Times Media, that they’d be allowed to continue to operate as a discrete entity, now seemed more distant. Yet the Reader turns a small profit and it would be hard to name another Sun-Times Media property that can make the same claim.
Time Out Chicago goes strictly digital. And the Reader…? Readership of the print Reader during the period September through November of 2012 was recently compared by the firm Media Audit to the same periods of 2010 and 2011. Though the press run remained 90,000 copies, the cumulative number of print readers rose from 526,168 in … Read more