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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune Logo.svg
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Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) tronc, Inc.
Founder(s) James Kelly, John E. Wheeler and Joseph K. C. Forrest
Publisher Bruce Dold
Editor Bruce Dold
Associate editor Colin McMahon
Managing editors Peter Kendall
Director of Interactive Bill Adee (VP for Digital Development and Operations, Tribune Media Group)
Opinion editor R. Bruce Dold
Sports editor Joe Knowles
Founded June 10, 1847; 169 years ago (1847-06-10)
Language English
Headquarters Tribune Tower
435 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
USA
Country United States
Circulation 448,930 daily
331,190 Saturday
853,324 Sunday
ISSN 1085-6706
OCLC number 60639020
Website chicagotribune.com

The Chicago Tribune is a daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, owned by tronc, Inc., formerly Tribune Publishing. Founded in 1847, and formerly self-styled as the "World's Greatest Newspaper" (for which WGN radio and television are named), it remains the most-read daily newspaper of the Chicago metropolitan area and the Great Lakes region and is currently the eighth largest newspaper in the United States by circulation (and became the second largest under Tribune's ownership after the Chicago Tribune's parent company purchased the Los Angeles Times).

Traditionally published as a broadsheet, on January 13, 2009, the Tribune announced it would continue publishing as a broadsheet for home delivery, but would publish in tabloid format for newsstand, news box and commuter station sales. The move, however, proved to be unpopular with readers and in August 2011, the Tribune discontinued the tabloid edition, returning to its traditional broadsheet edition through all distribution channels.

The Tribune's masthead is notable for displaying the American flag, in reference to the paper's motto, "An American Paper for Americans," which is no longer displayed on the masthead, where it was below the flag.

The Tribune was founded by James Kelly, John E. Wheeler and Joseph K. C. Forrest, publishing its first edition on June 10, 1847. The paper saw numerous changes in ownership and editorship over the next eight years. Initially, the Tribune was not politically affiliated but tended to support either the Whig or Free Soil parties against the Democrats in elections. By late 1853, it was frequently running xenophobic editorials that criticized foreigners and Roman Catholics. About this time it also became a strong proponent of temperance. However nativist its editorials may have been, it was not until February 10, 1855 that the Tribune formally affiliated itself with the nativist American or Know Nothing party, whose candidate Levi Boone was elected Mayor of Chicago the following month.


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