SPC 490: Chicago Media





Online Readings:

Tribune Co. annual report.

Dossier on the study "Chicago Tonight: Elites, Affluence and Advertising":

     "Chicago Tonight: Elites, Affluence and Advertising" by Chic

ago Media Action and  James Owens (with input from Steve Macek)

     Discussion of the study in Richard Feder's Sun-Times column.

     Discussion of the study in Mike Miner's Chicago Reader column.

     Discussion of the study in Ted Cox's Daily Herald column.

     Discussion of the study in Extra! The Magazine of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

     "Running WTTW into the Ground" by Jim Kirk, Chicago Tribune Magazine 4/27/03


     WTTW's most recent ad kit.

Chicago Media History Links:

Cantigny Park in Wheaton, home of the Robert McCormick Museum

The Chicago Historical Society's site devoted to writer and radio personality, Studs Terkel

The Illinois Newspaper Project

The Dramas of Haymarket-- not about media per se but includes some interesting multimedia essays about the local anarchist press at around the time of the notorious Haymarket bombing and show trial. 

Outspoken: Chicago's Free Speech Tradition--A joint exhibit by the Newberry Library and the Chicago Historical Society.

A site devoted to WCFL, Chicago's Voice of Labor and an innovator in rock format radio. 

The Museum of Broadcast Communication

Rich Samuel's Broadcasting in Chicago site

Steve Jajkowski's Chicago Television site

Assorted Chicago Media (both mainstream, for profit organizations and marginal, not for profit ones):

Beyond Media


Bob Gallie's exhaustive list of various Chicago Media (with links to most radio and TV stations in the market as well as many print publications)

Chicago Access Network Television 

Chicago Indy Media

Chicago International Film Festival

Chicago NewCity
News and arts weekly along with an archive of NewCity's "Best of Chicago" beginning with 1993 editions.

Chicago Reader Online
Find all the popular features in this online Web site.

Chicago Reporter

Chicago Sun-Times Online

Chicago Tribune Web site
Information about Tribune Co., new media initiatives; links to other online newspaper services on the Web.

Chicago Video Project  

Community Media Workshop 

Daily Herald

Daily Southtown
Chicago's southside and south suburban newspaper.

Gene Siskel Film Center

In These Times  

Independent Press Association 

Kartemquin Films

Labor Beat Producer of TV and radio programs about the labor movement in Chicago.

Lerner Newspapers


Chicago's weekly African American publication

Neighborhood Writing Alliance

Oprah's site

Pioneer Press

Polish News

Star Newspapers

Street-level Media



This Is Hell   

WBBM-News Radio-AM 780

WBBM-CBS TV-Channel 2

WBEZ public radio station-91.5 FM
Programming Schedule and NPR News in Depth selections.

WCIU TV-Channel 26

WFLD TV-Channel 32

WFMT Radio-98.7 FM

WGN-TV-Channel 9

WGN-Radio-AM 720

Windy City Times
Chicago's weekly lesbian and gay community publication

WLS-ABC TV-Channel 7

WLS Talk Radio-WLS-AM 890 (and 94.7 FM)

WMAQ-NBC TV-Channel 5

Women in the Director's Chair 

WONC FM 89.1

WTMX-101.9 FM

WTTW-Channel 11

Video Machete