Michael Miner has been a Chicago journalist since 1970. After eight years as a Sun-Times reporter and several months traveling in Europe, he joined the Reader as a writer and editor in 1979, yet his connection with this paper goes back to 1971, when he contributed an article to its first issue. At the Reader, Miner has won three Lisagor Awards from the Chicago Headline Club for his media criticism. One column close to his heart, though appropriately unrewarded, reflected on the nature of column writing and concluded that admiring readers are the scourge of the upright pundit. Another noteworthy article was a personal history of the Reader written for last October's 40th anniversary issue.
The year in Chicago history via the pages of the Reader
by Michael Miner | Mar 24, 2011
by Michael Miner | Jul 26, 2016
What did music critic Jim DeRogatis have to fear from testifying in the R. Kelly trial?
by Michael Miner | Jun 12, 2008
by Michael Miner | Nov 5, 2018
by Michael Miner | Sep 9, 2018
by Michael Miner | Jun 4, 2018
by Michael Miner | May 24, 2018
by Michael Miner | May 9, 2018
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