Chicago Reader
  • 350 North Orleans Street
  • 10th Floor
  • Chicago, Illinois 60654
  • Phone: (312) 222-6920
  • Fax: (312) 321-9613
  • Circulation: 90,000 (as of June 2014)
  • Audited By: Verified Audit Circulation
  • Publication Day: Every Wednesday/Thursday
  • Market Served: Chicago
  • National Advertising: Voice Media Group
Chicago Reader, a pioneer of the weekly alternative press, is one of the largest and most successful AAN publications, recognized throughout the industry for both editorial excellence and advertising impact. It publishes an average of 100 pages per week in a tabloid format that enables advertisers to target consumers based on their lifestyle and affinity, including nightlife, dining, culture and more. The Reader's compelling cover stories and award-winning writing engage Chicago's most sophisticated opinion leaders and out-going adults. Notably, for four decades, Chicago Reader has maintained its position as a premier media choice for the both recent and longstanding city dwellers.

As a print and digital brand, Chicago Reader reaches 670,000 youthful adults over the course of four weeks. 1 in 3 readers are age 21-34 and 66% of readers are age 21-49.
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