Chicago Reader appoints Nettles associate publisher

The following excerpt was sent out from Editor & Publisher: The Chicago Reader is proud to announce Amber Nettles as associate publisher. Nettles has been with the Reader since 2020, most recently as senior vice president of growth and strategy. “I can’t think of a better person than Amber to take this role,” said Solomon […]

Collo-Julin named EIC of the Chicago Reader

Salem Collo-Julin, managing editor of the Chicago Reader, has been promoted to editor in chief. In her new role, she succeeds Enrique Limón, who held this post for just five months. Commenting on her appointment, Collo-Julin said: “It’s been my honor and privilege to work for this organization from my first day. I truly feel […]

Daley joins The TRiiBE as digital news editor

Chicago-based, Black-owned publication The TRiiBE has hired Jim Daley as a digital news editor. Recently, he was a news editor at the Chicago Reader. Daley served as a politics editor and interim managing editor of nonprofit outlet South Side Weekly, which started as a student paper at the University of Chicago. His work has appeared […]

Chicago Reader appoints Lieberman CEO and publisher

The Chicago Reader has named Solomon Lieberman CEO and publisher. Lieberman “will serve in the position for the Reader Institute for Community Journalism, which operates the alternative newspaper,” reports In his new role, Lieberman succeeds Tracy Baim, who announced her retirement plans last summer. Lieberman will begin in mid-February. Previously, Lieberman was the founding […]

Chicago Reader appoints Limón editor in chief

Recently turned nonprofit The Chicago Reader has named Enrique Limón editor in chief. Limón served as founding editor and editor in chief of Independent en Español, The Independent’s international endeavor created to serve the Latin American audience in the U.S. and other Spanish-speaking markets globally. He worked as an independent multimedia editor and journalist and was […]

Chicago Reader taps Rhodes as staff writer

Adam Rhodes will be staying on with the Chicago Reader once his social justice reporting fellowship concludes in August. Rhodes joined the Reader last year from Medill Reports where he was a reporter. Before that, he was with Law360 for more than four years, joining as a news assistant. He then served as a news […]

Rhodes joins Chicago Reader as social justice reporting fellow

Chicago Reader has hired Adam M. Rhodes as the paper’s first-ever social justice reporting fellow. The appointment comes thanks to a generous grant from the Field Foundation. Rhodes said: “There almost aren’t words to say just how honored and how excited I am to be joining the Chicago Reader team. At a time when crucial […]

Chicago Reader to switch to non-profit status amid declining revenues

The Chicago Reader, a free alternative newspaper that publishes every other week, has become a non-profit with ownership transferring to the Reader Institute for Community Journalism, an Illinois non-profit. Owners, including Elzie Higginbottom and Leonard C. Goodman, who own a majority stake in the paper, will step back after the transfer. The ownership will change […]