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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

Two Media Companies Bet on Niche Papers as Print Journalism's Futurenew

In spite of the uncertain economy and the more certain decline in newspaper readership, two new publications, the monthly Exhibit A and the weekday daily b launched in Baltimore.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Martin L. Johnson  |  08-26-2008  |  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

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