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Tribune Company Does Deal with Journaticnew

The Tribune Company announced Monday it's turning over TribLocal to Journatic—which the Tribune describes as a "Chicago-based media content provider" that "aggregates data." Not just Chicago-based, it's Tribune Tower-based, and Journatic's approach to journalism is to turn it into piecework done at home.
Chicago Reader  |  Michael Miner  |  04-24-2012  |  Media

James O’Shea Speaks Outnew

The former Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times editor talks about the “deal from hell,” Tribune Company’s bankruptcy, and journalism’s scramble for footing on the internet.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Edward Ericson Jr.  |  11-10-2011  |  Media

Can Journalism Survive the Newspaper’s Tribulations?new

The Chicago Tribune, "The Deal From Hell," and the uncertain future of print journalism.
Chicago Newcity  |  Brian Hieggelke  |  06-29-2011  |  Media

Not Your Grandson's Tribune Any Longer?new

The Chicago Tribune is about to roll out changes in the print and online product that will add some gravitas. Staff meetings were scheduled for Monday to explain the changes, which the public could see as soon as mid-June.
Chicago Reader  |  Michael Miner  |  06-06-2011  |  Media

It Didn't Start With Samnew

The story of the Tribune Company's decline is more nuanced than what you read in the New York Times.
Chicago Reader  |  Michael Miner  |  10-25-2010  |  Media

Inside Patrick Fitzgerald's Timing on the Blago Casenew

Did he compromise his own investigation to sound the alarm on Blagojevich? Or did the Chicago Tribune do it for him?
Chicago Reader  |  Michael Miner  |  12-22-2008  |  Commentary

Will the Chicago Tribune Endorse its First Dem for President This Year?new

I'm not at all sure the Tribune will endorse the Republican ticket. There are good reasons why it might not -- but also reasons anyone who wants to respect the Tribune should worry about.
Chicago Reader  |  Michael Miner  |  09-29-2008  |  Media

Why is Sam Zell the New Whipping Boy for Anti-Corporate Media Crusaders?new

I admire a gallant crusade as much as the next guy, but has the ring of an army raised to fight the last war. Why should anyone in Chicago take up arms against big media when big media's already falling apart on its own?
Chicago Reader  |  Michael Miner  |  08-11-2008  |  Media

Otherwise Engagednew

Preoccupied with financial woes and rebellion, has the Chicago Tribune lost its sense of outrage?
Chicago Reader  |  Michael Miner  |  10-02-2006  |  Media

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