Sunday, January 01, 2006

Chicago's Red Streak free daily dies

The AP provides an obituary for the Red Streak, a free daily in Chicago put out by the paid circulation Chicago Sun-Times. The Red Streak lost a three-year-long head-to-head battle with another free daily, the Red Eye, published by the rival Chicago Tribune. AP reporter Dave Carpenter writes "A copycat mission from the start, it was launched in 2002 the same day as long-planned RedEye and with the same focus on local entertainment, sports, fashion and celebrity gossip. But the company with more resources prevailed." Here's a list of free dailies in metro markets. The list apparently doesn't include papers such as the Palo Alto Daily News.