🔗 The Future of Local News
As a reader of the Chicago Sun-Times, you turn to us for the news you need to thrive. For timely, accurate and fairly reported stories on the issues that matter most. For stories that celebrate and honor the members of our community, from victories on the field to remembrances of lives well lived. Our journalists care about your community because it’s our community, too. And we strongly believe that everyone in the Chicago area should have access to the news, features and investigations we produce, regardless of their ability to pay.
So today, we are dropping our paywall and making it possible for anyone to read our website for free by providing nothing more than an email address. Instead of a paywall, we are launching a donation-based digital membership program that will allow readers to pay what they can to help us deliver the news you rely on.
This will be very interesting to watch. The Sun Times is one of the two big news brands in Chicago and the other one, The Tribune, is being gutted with budget cuts right now so it’s refreshing to see this from WBEZ and the Sun Times. If you have read about Brett Favre recently that story has been worked on for years by another non profit, Mississippi Today. We need to rethink local news and it’s great some are doing it.