Historic African American Newspaper ‘The Chicago Defender’ Will End Print Run

Historic African American Newspaper ‘The Chicago Defender’ Will End Print Run

The Chicago Defender, the historic African American newspaper founded in 1905, will cease print publication, with the last print issue releasing on Wednesday. The decision has been announced to the local media in Chicago, but readers have not been alerted on social media, or on the company’s website. The newspaper will move entirely to digital publications.     “This is a difficult decision, but I think it’s the right decision,” Hiram Jackson, CEO of Defender parent company Real Times Media, told the Chicago Tribune. “The Defender is about providing information to the African-American community. The numbers are evident that the …