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Legislators load up on dessert and skip vegetables

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.07.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

As has occurred far too often over the years, our elected officials ate their dessert first last week. The vegetables got pushed off the dinner tab...

Campaign 2014: Rauner rips unions; Stantis cartoon: Quinn's failed summit; Reboot Illinois Daily Tip-Off

Reboot Illinois | Posted 08.06.2013 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

CAMPAIGN 2014 Chicago billionaire Bruce Rauner came out swinging against public sector unions as he officially entered the race for governor on Wedn...

Tribune CEO: Protest Over Koch Sale Is Premature

www.bloomberg.com | Posted 07.16.2013 | Media

Tribune Co. (TRBAA) Chief Executive Officer Peter Liguori, responding to a protest over a possible sale of the Los Angeles Times to Koch Industries In...

Newspaper Readers Speak Out Against the Kochs

Timothy Karr | Posted 07.09.2013 | Media
Timothy Karr

Opposition to the Koch Brothers' reported plan to take over eight Tribune Company newspapers has spread from activist groups, unions, lawmakers and journalism advocates to the readers of these papers.

Michael Calderone

How Would The Koch Brothers Run Newspapers?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.01.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- In a July 2010 profile, David Koch told New York magazine that the “radical press is coming after me and Charles,” a reference to his...

Koch News Is Bad News

Timothy Karr | Posted 06.24.2013 | Media
Timothy Karr

What do you get two billionaire brothers who already have everything? According to the New York Times, the Kochs want a national media presence as well.

Chicago Tribune Buys Boston Globe Pizza And Our Hearts Melt

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.22.2013 | Media

Finally, some Boston journalism news we can smile about. The Boston Globe proved both resilient and resourceful during the marathon bombing crisis,...

Koch Brothers Eye Huge Newspaper Buy

The New York Times | Posted 06.20.2013 | Media

Three years ago, Charles and David Koch, the billionaire industrialists and supporters of libertarian causes, held a seminar of like-minded, wealthy p...

Where Are We Going? And Why Am I in This Handbasket?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 06.19.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

It took only minutes for the first conservative conspiracy theories to start pinballing around the Internet. Too many conservatives are twisted enough to take any tragedy -- from Boston to Newtown to Aurora -- and turn it into an opportunity to prance.

Chicago Tribune Sports Page Pays Tribute To Boston

Posted 04.16.2013 | Sports

The sports section of the Chicago Tribune expressed solidarity with the city of Boston on Tuesday with a moving tribute on its front page. The @ch...

Advice to Jeff Zucker

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 06.10.2013 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

This morning's Washington Post provides the best reporting yet on the new CNN and Jeff Zucker's intentions. It's good reporting, but it fails to consider CNN's early years and early strategy. I created CNN as the antithesis of the then three major networks.

Warren Buffett On Buying Tribune Papers: 'No Thanks'

AP | JOSHUA FREED | Posted 05.04.2013 | Media

Warren Buffett has been buying newspapers recently but says he's not interested in the big papers owned by Tribune Co. Buffett spoke about his recent...

LA Times, Chicago Tribune Reportedly Up For Sale

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2013 | Media

By Nadia Damouni and Jennifer Saba Feb 26 (Reuters) - Tribune Co has hired investment banks Evercore Partners and J.P....

Un-Breaking News: Editing Life and Death in Age of Digital Media

Mark Cassello | Posted 04.03.2013 | Chicago
Mark Cassello

The media's extensive coverage of Hadiya Pendleton's murder is absolutely appropriate. However, it also highlights the reality that only a handful of Chicago's murder victims receive such thoughtful and humanizing coverage in the mainstream press.

Re-Misunderstanding Heckling

Liz Joynt Sandberg | Posted 03.16.2013 | Comedy
Liz Joynt Sandberg

I'm relatively new to comedy, so my skills to shut the heckling down are akin to a dog with a new pair of roller-skates. It's awkward, and while there's usually plenty to laugh at, the dog is totally out of control.

John Williams Says Goodbye to WGN, Chicago on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 03.04.2013 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

John Williams is a hero of mine. And a good friend, so I kind of hope he doesn't see that I just called him a hero, because that will embarrass him. He just left WGN Radio, and Chicago is for the worse.

Tribune Leaves Bankruptcy After 4 Years

AP | Posted 03.02.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — More than four years after crushing debt and plunging advertising sales forced it to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, Tribun...

Tribune Co. Newspapers Dropping AP

timeoutchicago.com | Posted 02.23.2013 | Media

The Chicago Tribune and six other newspapers owned by Tribune Co. are dropping the services of Associated Press, effective in early January. ...

Do School 'Reformers' Need to Keep Two or Three Sets of Books?

John Thompson | Posted 02.19.2013 | Education
John Thompson

If we really want to help kids, we should craft a fair and private system of performance evaluations and build a fire wall between that rubric and other statistical systems. We should then concentrate on public data systems to help schools improve.

"In Chicago, You're Either Prey or Predator"

Barbara Popovic | Posted 12.29.2012 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

That's the sentiment a Chicago gang member expressed to Diane Sawyer in her recent 20/20 broadcast. We talk about it on this week's Chicago Newsroom, as host Ken Davis explains...

Let My Arts Coverage Go!

Howard Sherman | Posted 12.23.2012 | Arts
Howard Sherman

I urge those who have or would have paywalls to continue to treat the arts as a loss leader and maintain that coverage online for free or almost free, outside of local and national news, business coverage and sports.

Michael Calderone

Who Will Run The Wall Street Journal?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 10.23.2012 | Media

NEW YORK – The Wall Street Journal can be considered an accurate source for information about the top editor of the Wall Street Journal. So when ...

News Corp Denies Reports Of Interest In 2 Major Newspapers

Reuters | Posted 12.20.2012 | Media

Oct 20 (Reuters) - News Corp said on Saturday reports that it is in discussions with Tribune Co or the Los Angeles Times are "wholly...

A Layman's Guide to School Reform

Marc Epstein | Posted 11.21.2012 | Education
Marc Epstein

While the Chicago teacher's strike has brought public education to the forefront of the presidential campaign, it barely received more than lip servic...

The Unsung Heroes of the Chicago Strike

John Thompson | Posted 01.08.2013 | Education
John Thompson

Whether you agree or disagree with the contemporary market-driven, test-driven "reform" movement, it would be hard to deny that it has benefited from the best public relations campaign that money can buy.