To our readers: Changes coming for Chicago Journal
11/21/2012 10:00 PM
Over the next month we will sort out the future for Chicago Journal and Skyline. What we know today, and what we want our readers to know, is that the continuing tough economy and changes in how readers get news, even in a single city neighborhood, have taken a toll on our sincere efforts to continue publishing these papers.
And so we are exploring our options with a goal of finding new ownership for each of the papers so that they can continue forward. We might be successful. There are discussions underway to land Skyline with its coverage of the Gold Coast and its weekly fix of Ann Gerber in safe hands. And we are open to opportunities that will place Chicago Journal with owners who can move it forward.
Both Chicago Journal and Skyline have been published by Wednesday Journal, Inc., our publishing company out of Oak Park. We started Chicago Journal a dozen years ago to cover the South Loop, West Loop and Little Italy. Skyline came into our domain four years ago when we purchased it from the Sun-Times. It has proud roots going back to the Lerner newspaper chain which once had outposts in neighborhoods across the city.
But those were different times and today we have new challenges. We’re hopeful that we’ll find a future for these papers. If we aren’t successful, then we will close out our efforts with pride and a tear at some point during December.
We thank our readers. We thank our advertisers. We thank the journalists who have worked so hard in these great neighborhoods.
Dan Haley, Publisher