Tag Archives: Chicago Defender

Chicago media criticized for looting, vandalism coverage

Chicago’s news media under fire for coverage of African-American communities Even though a Tribune article published Friday fell short in describing the tense relationship between the local news [..]

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Rewinding 2019 in media

  Disney Plus made the biggest splash of the year 2019 saw the end of several institutions, big media battles, and disappointing sports teams. Let’s start with the [..]

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Chicago Defender ends print edition; shifts to digital only

Second publication this week to call to quits on print In a timed day-after-a-holiday Friday news dump, the owners of the Chicago Defender announced the publication is ending [..]

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Sun-Times files for Chapter 11

Chicago, that great newspaper town… now with both in Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The Chicago Sun-Times has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, as the troubled newspaper is sinking under [..]

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News & Notes

The alternative title is being used to describe today’s News & Notes, as there is sad news to report: – Chicago Defender sports journalist Larry Gross passed away [..]

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Roland Martin heads to Tom Joyner Morning Show

Roland Martin, a former editor of The Chicago Defender and current host of a morning show on News/Talk WVON-AM has exited the old Soft Sheen building on East [..]

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Chicago Defender to be weekly only

It looks like the struggling newspaper industry has claimed another victim: The Chicago Defender, the historic African-American newspaper which has struggled for years, is converting from a daily [..]

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A total disgrace

It’s a shame that Chicago’s historic black newspaper is being treated this way. The Chicago Defender has now been cut back from publishing daily to only a few [..]

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No more daily Chicago Defender?

That’s what this brief in MediaLife is implying – meaning that the struggling paper targeted to the African-American community may be cut back to twice-weekly or even just [..]

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Slogan change at Defender

The Chicago Defender, one of Chicago’s oldest African-American newspapers, has dropped its branding from the paper’s front page. The slogan, “Honest. Truthful. Unapologetically Black.” was discontinued by the [..]

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