Mike Royko

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Mike Royko

Chicago newspaper columnist, winner of the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for commentary add

Category: Literature

Born in 1932.

Countries: United States (56%), Illinois (25%), India (6%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, Pulitzer Prize

Linked to: Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Wright Junior College, Chicago Cubs




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Mike Royko was born in 1932 add something


"'Michael "Mike" Royko"' was a Chicago newspaper columnist, winner of the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for commentary add something


Hank Sauer - In contrast to radio's "Quiz Kids" or the 1950 Phillies "Whiz Kids", according to Chicago columnist Mike Royko the 1950s Cubs had an outfield "that was so slow they were known as the Quicksand Kids


Carl Erskine repeats Royko's claim of the Ex-Cubs Factor, and applies it to the 1951 Dodgers, in his book "Carl Erskine's Tales from the Dodgers Dugout" add something


The success of those columns earned him a daily column in 1964, writing about all topics for the "Daily News", a liberal afternoon newspaper add something


In 1972, Royko received the Pulitzer Prize for commentary as a "Daily News" man add something


In 1973, Royko collected several columns of the Grobnik columns is a collection titled "Slats Grobnik and Other Friends" add something


In 1976, a Royko column criticized the Chicago Police Department for providing an around-the-clock guard for Frank Sinatra add something


Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago columnist Mike Royko, previously of the defunct "Chicago Daily News", came to the paper in 1978 but left for the "Chicago Tribune" in 1984 when the "Sun-Times" was purchased by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp


Chicago Sun-Times - When the "Daily News" ended its run in 1978, much of its staff, including Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Mike Royko, were moved to the "Sun-Times"


LaRouche movement - In the 1980s, journalists including Joe Klein and Chuck Fager from Boston's alternative weekly, "The Real Paper", and "Chicago Tribune" columnist Mike Royko alleged harassment and intimidation by LaRouche groups


Nelson Algren - Shortly after his death in 1981, his last Chicago residence at 1958 West Evergreen Street was noted by Chicago journalist Mike Royko


In 1984, Rupert Murdoch, for whom Royko said he would never work, bought the "Sun-Times" add something


Chicago Tribune - The "Tribune" scored a coup in 1984 when it hired popular columnist Mike Royko away from the rival "Chicago Sun-Times"


His column appeared five days a week until 1992, when he cut back to four days a week add something


Chicago Sun-Times - On May 17, 1995, the Sun-Times' food section published a bogus letter from a reader named "Olga Fokyercelf" that Chicago Tribune columnist Mike Royko called "an imaginative prank" in a column

Mike Royko died in 1997 add something


Chicago Tribune - On April 29, 1997, popular columnist Mike Royko died of a brain aneurysm