A Life in Print

by F. Richard Ciccone ’61, Public Affairs

Chicago newsman and American studies adjunct professor Ciccone pays credit to the man Chicago loved, columnist Mike Royko. Using Royko’s life, the author explores changes in both journalism and U.S. society.

Chicago columnist Royko (1932–1997) was labeled “the best journalist of his time” by Jimmy Breslin. He wrote for the Chicago Daily News, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Tribune. His trademark wry and satiric wit and driving commitment to social justice won him friend and foe alike.