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Chicago Tribune

  1. encounter
    Chasing Mayhem With a Tribune Crime Reporter “Did you guys have a shooting on the expressway? No? Okay, I’ll try back later.”
  2. ink-stained wretches
    Chicago Tribune Home Page Briefly HilariousCat photo and gibberish. 
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    Rupert Murdoch Might Also Buy the Chicago Tribune [Updated]Why stop at one struggling newspaper? 
  4. white men with money
    Sam Zell Really, Really Promises That He’ll Go AwayThe man responsible for the fate of the Tribune Company promises to leave the company.
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    Tribune Company CEO: ‘I Work Here Today and I’m Still Working’About those rumors …
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    Tribune Company Board Rumored Ready to Sack CEO [Updated]Randy Michaels could not recover from the scathing ‘Times’ report on his successful destruction of a giant media company.
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    Tribune Exec Suspended After Forwarding ‘Sluts’ Video [Updated]That clears things right up!
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    Thirteen Ways in Which Owner Sam Zell and CEO Randy Michaels Have Destroyed the Tribune CompanyThe New York ‘Times’ has a scathing exposé this morning.
  9. media deathwatch
    In Media, Nothing You Do Will Ever Be EnoughJob cuts galore — even for those who invented their own companies — today in media land.
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    The New York Times Could Always Just Start a LiveJournalThe ‘Times’ today had three stories about the media’s epic struggle to stay afloat. Way to be self-referential, ‘Times’! And they say newspapers are having trouble adjusting to the Internet.
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    Media Survives Friday the 13th … So FarToday in media news.
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    Newspapers Become Blogs Become Newspapers AgainTry to keep up.
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    Newspapers Try to Stay Above the FoldThe day in (grim) media news.
  14. ink-stained wretches
    Tribune Bankruptcy OfficialBut the press release ends on a high note!
  15. early and often
    Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Apple? Chicago Is!Yesterday’s Chicago Tribune included an opinion piece that, even though we’re a day late on it, we just can’t let slip by. In it, writer Dennis Byrne rails against the fact that both party’s presidential front-runners are New York politicians (and Bloomberg, our mayor, might join them in the race). He claims it’s bad for America that the leading candidates are from somewhere so “provincial.” I find it curious that American voters may have to choose between two New Yorkers and it has received little, if no attention, from the coastal media. Maybe they think the rest of us won’t notice. Maybe they don’t care whether the rest of us notice. After all, New York is the Center of Everything (followed at a respectful distance by the District of Columbia and a great distance by everyone else), so the rest of us should be glad that someone from New York would be sitting in the Oval Office. Okay, first of all, stop projecting. And second of all, fuck you.
  16. company town
    Investment Banks Mull New Trading FloorsFINANCE • JP Morgan, Lehman, and Merrill are in talks with developers to build new trading floors in Manhattan. [Bloomberg] • Donald Trump set a new low last night, defeating WWF owner Vince McMahon in a “Battle of the Billionaires.” [AP via Yahoo] • The SEC celebrates April Fools’ Day with a prank press release about new disclosure rules. [Financial Times via MSNBC]
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    Tribune Co. Goes to Sam Zell (for Now) The big idea lately in newspapering — poor, beleaguered newspapering — has been the proposition that newspapers of the billionaires, by the billionaires, and for the people might just be the best kind of newspapers. (One well-known billionaire, goes the logic, is better than anonymous private-equity firms or, worse, Hassan Elmasry.) The proposition hasn’t worked out quite as believers hoped in Philadelphia, and in Boston Jack Welch hasn’t even been allowed to try. But this morning Chicago’s Tribune Company — owner of the eponymous paper, plus the insurrectionary Los Angeles Times, Long Island’s Newsday, and other newspapers, TV stations, and a baseball team — announced that it has accepted an offer from local billionaire Sam Zell.