Chicago Defender becomes weekly paper

January 31, 2008 2:40:43 PM PST
The Chicago Defender is changing to a weekly publication starting February 13th.The Defender was founded more than 100 years ago.

It was launched as a weekly paper back in 1905 and was the country's most influential African-American newspaper for decades.

Most recently the paper has been published four days a week.

The Defender's editors said the paper will provide more in-depth news coverage with the weekly format.