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Apparently, these owners also have a stake in the Amsterdam Weekly. Who knew?

Posted by horatiosanzserif | July 24, 2007 11:34 AM

Let's just hope the Chicago Reader retains it's own unique style. Their production will most likely end up moving to Atlanta, where all Creative Loafing papers are produced (in a bland, uninspired package, they're no Stranger).

The alt-weekly world is going to shit. These corporate mergers and buyouts are sucking the "alt" out of them. You end up with less community-based journalism and more generic, non-regional stories that will work in any market.

For the record, I used to be an art director for the Weekly Planet, which became Creative Loafing (after buying out the latter), at which point I high-tailed it to Seattle. I just couldn't take the new corporate atmosphere they were creating.

I love you The Stranger!

Posted by Todd | July 24, 2007 12:07 PM

This is devastating. I loved The Reader when I lived in Chicago. I can't imagine it being produced in Atlanta.

Posted by arduous | July 24, 2007 12:18 PM

I LOVE the Chicago Reader!! I read it all the time when I visit Chicago!! Guess I will have to tell the ex-BF...

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | July 24, 2007 2:14 PM

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