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View Resource Hyde Park Herald Digital Collections

Hyde Park is a well-known urban neighborhood eight miles south of Chicago's Loop, and residents in and around the neighborhood have a long tradition of independent journalism. The Hyde Park Herald was started in 1882, and it documented the community's earliest history, including the years before the neighborhood was annexed to Chicago. Recently, a group of concerned citizens donated money to...
View Resource Chicago Examiner

William Randolph Hearst was a titan of the 20th century newspaper world, and he purchased and started papers in dozens of American cities. One of his morning papers was the Chicago Examiner, which began its run in 1902. The Chicago Public Library has an impressive archive of the Examiner from 1908 to 1918. Although the collection is incomplete, it remains the longest run of the paper still...
View Resource The Chicagoan

In the wake of The New Yorker's creation, a group of Chicagoans decided to create a like-minded publication for the Windy City. With that in mind, The Chicagoan was born in 1926. This jaunty publication, which lasted until 1935, aimed "to portray the city as a cultural hub and counter its image as a place of violence and vice." This remarkable website created by the University of Chicago Library...

View Resource The Chicago Reporter

Founded in 1972, the Chicago Reporter is an investigative news organization that publishes a bimonthly magazine that ”identifies, analyzes, and reports on the social, economic, and political issues of metropolitan Chicago with a distinctive focus on race and poverty.” On their website, visitors can learn more about their work via blogs, past issues, and a variety of multimedia features. A good...

View Resource Blue Sky Innovation

The Chicago Tribune has broken new ground with this ambitious initiative to gather news, analysis, and events related to innovation and entrepreneurship. As the site indicates, "Blue Sky informs, inspires and connects an audience that looks at business…in new ways." Visitors can get started by looking over the short-form news stories on the homepage. Recent pieces have covered the curious barge...

View Resource The Janet A. Ginsburg Chicago Tribune Collection

The Chicago Tribune was quite the innovator when using color inks and printing techniques to bring a range of new and compelling visual materials to its readers. This digital collection from the Michigan State University Libraries brings together over 12,000 images from 5,500 Tribune pages collected from the 1880s to the 1940s. These items were brought to the library by Janet Ginsburg, a friend of...

View Resource DNAinfo Chicago

DNAinfo Chicago features topical news stories, complete with video clips, photos and much more, about Chicago's many community areas and neighborhoods. First-time visitors should click on the Neighborhoods area to find out about reports from Hyde Park, Logan Square, and dozens of other sections of the city. The Just Posted area includes up-to-the-minute news reports and visitors will also find a...