Chicago Public Media picks up former Sun-Times journalist as blogger

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WBEZ in Chicago has hired veteran newsman Zay N. Smith as a blogger, according to Bob Feder’s media column in Time Out Chicago. Smith “was a popular fixture” in the Sun-Times for 13 years, Feder notes, with his Quick Takes column, “a collection of quirky news items, political punditry and random observations.” Beginning May 7, that column will appear three times a week on Chicago Public Media’s website.The Sun-Times discontinued Quick Takes in 2008, and Smith resigned a year later. Coincidentally, in one of Smith’s Quick Takes columns seven years ago he admitted he had “no idea” what a blog was.

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