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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

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

How Cablevision Is Destroying Newsdaynew

The nation’s fifth-largest cable TV operator is tearing apart what was once one of the mightiest newspapers in the country. Interviews, financial documents and internal memos paint a picture of a paper under siege, both financially and journalistically.
Long Island Press  |  Christopher Twarowski and Michael Patrick Nelson  |  03-05-2010  |  Media

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

Blogs Tell the Story Behind Baltimore Sun Buyouts and Changesnew

Behind the scenes, journalists at the Sun and other papers owned by the Tribune Co. have launched an angry (if only online) revolt against staff layoffs, management decisions, and what they see as a wholesale dismantling of the Chicago-based company's newspapers.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Martin L. Johnson  |  09-09-2008  |  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

The Orlando Sentinel Quietly Hacks Its Newsroom Staffnew

The disassembling of this city's once- proud daily newspaper, as foreshadowed almost a year ago when its parent company was taken over by a multimillionaire businessman with zero media experience, is now in full force, although the paper's powers that be would rather you didn't know about it -- at least not yet.
Orlando Weekly  |  Jeffrey C. Billman  |  07-24-2008  |  Media

Newspapers Shrink as Veterans are Forced Out the Doornew

For South Florida readers, the newsroom cuts means one thing: less news. With reductions of more than 15 percent of staffs across the board, physical newspapers are rapidly shrinking, and the amount of local coverage available on the newspaper websites will decrease.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Bob Norman  |  07-01-2008  |  Media

Happytown: How Bad Are Things at the Orlando Sentinel These Days?new

We'll let an unnamed Sentinel staffer answer that one: "Apparently the depressing, winnowing months we've been through recently may soon be know[n] as 'the good ol' days.'"
Orlando Weekly  |  Jeffrey C. Billman, Billy Manes and Deanna Morey  |  06-12-2008  |  Media

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