Yesterday (Tuesday 12/11/07), we spoke with Harold Henderson… who was fired from the Chicago Reader after putting in 22 years, 7 months, and 22 days at the alternative weekly institution.
In a drastic cost-cutting move… he was let ago along with three other heavy-hitters — John Conroy, Tori Marlin, and Steve Bogira.
Due to time constraints, an abbreviated version of this interview will be in the 64th edition of our Outside the Loop RADIO program on WLUW 88.7-FM this Friday 12/14 @ 6p (along with a bunch of other great segments)… but his insight into the state of journalism today is too important not to feature in its entirety.
So take a listen, and be sure to keep up with Harold at his new “Harold, Daily” blog.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download
Pingback: Outside the Loop RADIO
December 18, 2007 at 10:09 pm
Timely and good interview with Harold. The Reader’s audience will miss his insights and those of his associates.
December 19, 2007 at 2:11 pm
Andy–thanks for going to the source (or one of them) and producing this fair and open-minded look at the recent layoffs. Considering the amount of sanctimonious finger-wagging the layoffs have generated elsewhere in the local media (WBEZ, I’m looking at you), it’s really refreshing. Not to mention–hey!–informative. I think I might have to send WLUW some money.
December 19, 2007 at 6:02 pm
Great reporting. Thanks, Andy.
I prefer the term sponsor to sugar daddy, but it’s all the same. These are tough times.