CHICAGO (October 1, 2018) – Today WBEZ 91.5FM Chicago, Chicago’s NPR news station, announces the introduction of The Rundown, its new daily email newsletter that will catch up Chicago news consumers on the biggest stories of the day with a mix of local, national and international news.
“As we establish WBEZ as the premier news organization in Chicago, we continually seek new and different ways to engage with broader, more diverse audiences, and that means expanding beyond our on-air programming with more digital offerings, such as our WBEZ app and now, this daily newsletter,” said Goli Sheikholeslami, CEO of WBEZ. “We expect The Rundown to become a daily habit for Chicagoans who value news, information and context from WBEZ.”
Each weekday afternoon, The Rundown will highlight the best of WBEZ’s own local journalism, as well as the most important news and feature stories from peer media organizations in a smart, succinct take on the day’s news.
WBEZ Digital Editor Hunter Clauss will serve as the principal author of The Rundown, and will produce the newsletter along with WBEZ’s Multiplatform News Team who will write, edit and publish the newsletter each weekday.
To subscribe to WBEZ’s The Rundown daily newsletter, visit www.wbez.org/daily.
About WBEZ 91.5FM Chicago
WBEZ, Chicago’s NPR news station, serves the community with fact-based, objective news and information. WBEZ’s award-winning journalists ask tough questions, dig deep for answers and expose truths that spark change and foster understanding. WBEZ Chicago is home to two daily local programs, The Morning Shift and Worldview, and a growing portfolio of popular podcasts, including 16 Shots about the fatal police shooting of Laquan McDonald; On Background: The WBEZ Politics Podcast; the “Making” series of Making Obama and Making Oprah; Nerdette; and Sound Opinions. WBEZ Chicago has a legacy of innovation as the birthplace of nationally acclaimed programs such as This American Life, and Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me! and the ground-breaking podcast, Serial.
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