Ron Roenigk | Chicago Reader

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Re: “Life in the Patch

It's Deja vu all over again? Michael, the News Star newspaper hasn't "went out of business" as you stated in the Nov. 18th edition of the Reader. It is alive and kicking and delivered for free each and every Wednesday. In fact it has never missed a single deadline in it's 106-year history. I recall you apologizing to me in print back in March after making the very same statement in these pages? What gives? Just because Lorraine Swanson turned down my job offer in March 2008 doesn't mean the publication died? In fact 2010 may turn out to be one of the most profitable years for the News Star in decades. My return on income this year will easily top the Tribune, Sun Times and maybe even the Reader? Since they're not taking advertising yet I know were making more money than Patch! Not bad for an old ink-stained Zombie that just won't die.
Yours in life
Ronald Roenigk
News Star Newspaper

Posted by Ron Roenigk on 11/18/2010 at 2:12 PM

Re: “What the Old Media Owes the New Media

Dear Michael,
With deference to Mark Twain, the reports of the death of the News Star are greatly exagerated. The 106-year-old News Star was not "shut down in March 2009 by Wednesday Journal, Inc." but is very much alive... indeed it has never missed a single week of being published since then. I know this to be true because I read about it in a Michael Miner column in the Chicago Reader in March of 2009.
Ronald Roenigk
News Star Newspaper

Posted by Ron Roenigk on 04/29/2010 at 8:56 AM

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