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Mike Royko exhibit aimed at people who admired the columnist and people who never heard of him

Posted on AllSides June 24th, 2024
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For a certain generation of Chicagoans, it’s unimaginable growing up not knowing the name Mike Royko. But a lot of people in their 20s and younger who grew up as print media declined have never heard of the famed Chicago newspaper columnist. Northwestern Journalism professor Bill Savage and a group of curators at the Newberry Library hope to change that with an exhibition that opened Thursday entitled “Chicago Style: Mike Royko and Windy City Journalism.” “When I have students read Royko for the first time, they’re blown away and I...

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