Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Chicago Defender Ends Its Print Edition Run, Goes Digital Only, Today

From the New York Times:  The Chicago Defender ceases print publication today. It will continue its digital edition. Notes the Times, "Decade by decade, the newspaper told the story of black life in America. It took note of births and deaths, of graduations and weddings, of everything in between. Through eras of angst, its reporters dug into painful, dangerous stories, relaying grim details of lynchings, of clashes over school integration and of the shootings of black men by white police officers. Among a long list of distinguished bylines: Langston Hughes and Gwendolyn Brooks." 

Visit the Chicago Defender website here. 

More coverage from ABC7 Eyewitness News (Chicago) here,  Jezebel here, the Smithsonian Magazine here.

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