Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Reflections of a Newsosaur

‘Who’s Mike Royko?’

In talking today with a pleasant fellow who is halfway through earning his master’s degree in journalism at the prestigious Columbia University, I happened to mention the name of Mike Royko, one of the top journalists of the 20th Century.

And this is how the conversation went:

“Sorry,” said the student, whose journalism education will cost more than $43,000 a year in tuition and fees (plus an estimated $24,000 in living expenses).

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