Baltimore Chronicle

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Baltimore Chronicle
Founded 1976 (as Baltimore Chronicle)
Headquarters Baltimore, Maryland, USA

The Baltimore Chronicle, founded as The City Dweller, is a small free, independent, monthly alternative newspaper.[1][2][3][4] It was founded by Larry Krause in April 1973 and incorporated as Schenley Press, Inc. in 1976, when the paper adopted its present name.[1] Its purpose is to air different points of view, with special focus on controversial stories.[1]

All of the paper's writers are free contributors.[1] Over the years, it expanded to serve 27 different communities in Baltimore City, and fostered local writers and provided internships for high school and college students. In 2004, it had a circulation of about 28,000.[1]

In the early 1980s, the Chronicle added national and international reporting and commentary, seeking to supplement the news then locally available. In 1989, Krause and others established the nonprofit Baltimore News Network, Inc., which began publishing The Sentinel, a small newspaper that highlighted peace and social justice news and views and which, due to its nonprofit status, was able to obtain reprint permissions that were otherwise unavailable to the Chronicle. The Chronicle returned to its primarily local beat, carrying the Sentinel as an insert.

In 1995, the Chronicle established its website. At first, this site mirrored the print reportage in the Chronicle and Sentinel; gradually the site began posting daily, becoming a far more extensive and timely source of news and views. In 2003, the Baltimore Chronicle was acquired by Baltimore News Network, Inc. and the print edition ceased. Others active during the long tenure of the newspaper include Alice Cherbonnier, its managing editor and wife of Larry Krause, and her brother, Marc Cherbonnier, the webmaster.


  1. ^ a b c d e Insiders' Guide to Baltimore, 4th – Google Books. Retrieved August 11, 2010. 
  2. ^ Shapiro, Stephanie (April 24, 1992). "Small monthly newspaper keeps its 20-year tradition of being a forum for community debate". Retrieved August 11, 2010. 
  3. ^ Brooks, Andree (February 10, 1986). "Men fight back against language discrimination". The Miami News. The New York Times News Service. Retrieved August 11, 2010. 
  4. ^ Writer's guide to places – Google Books. Retrieved August 11, 2010. 

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