Chicago Reader media critic: I’m not galled by Sun-Times deal

Michael Miner

Robert Feder: “As relieved as [media writer Michael] Miner must feel that the Reader will survive and that he still has a job, it has to be galling to be back on the payroll of a newspaper company that fired him in 1978.”

Michael Miner: “Is it galling to return to the employ of a company willing to pay me to bite the hand that feeds me? Not especially. The alternative — there is always an alternative — to dwelling on the pain is to dwell on the absurdity. When you’ve been in your mid-40s as long as I have, you’ve learned it’s the smart way to approach things.” [Miner is 68, according to this profile].

* Galled by the Reader’s sale to the Sun-Times? Not really (Chicago Reader)
* Sun-Times brings Reader into the fold (Time Out Chicago)
* Miner: The bright side to the Reader sale: We continue to exist (Chicago Reader)
* Miner’s history of the Reader (Chicago Reader)