The Chicago Reporter

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The Chicago Reporter
Frequency Monthly
Year founded 1972
Company Community Renewal Society
Country United States
Based in Chicago, Illinois
Language English
ISSN 0300-6921

The Chicago Reporter is a monthly periodical based in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Founded in 1972, it covers poverty and race issues.[1]It was founded by John A. McDermott, who sought to create "the nation's first publication devoted to analyzing and investigating local racial issues."[2] In 1974, its yearly budget was $120,000, most of which was paid by the Ford Foundation.[1] The Chicago Reporter won recognition for reporting on the Chicago Fire Department's under-reporting fire deaths in poor and minority neighborhoods.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Chicago Reporter: Small Journal With Great Ways", Jet, December 26, 1974, retrieved February 9, 2010 
  2. ^ a b ROSSI, ROSALIND. "Chicago Reporter founder John McDermott dies at 70," Chicago Sun-Times, August 19, 1996: 16, accessed July 05, 2017, via Newsbank.

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