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The Daily Szep: Chicago Tribune's Sam Zell Makes Sleazy Blagojevich Look Good

Paul Szep | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Szep


All's Well That Ends Zell

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marty Kaplan

Sam Zell didn't cause the crisis in modern journalism, but he did turn a superb and profitable institution into a basket case. The people who work there, and the people who read it, deserve way better.

Tribune CEO Zell Contacted By FBI In Blagojevich Probe (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tribune Company CEO Sam Zell confirmed on CNBC Wednesday that he was contacted by the FBI in connection with the federal corruption probe of Gov. Rod ...

Blagojevich Deserves the Chicago Tribune's Thanks

Jacob Heilbrunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jacob Heilbrunn

Blagojevich should have just exercised a little more patience in demanding that Zell fire writers since Zell, who has just had the Tribune declare bankruptcy, seems to be taking down the entire place anyway.

New York Times, Tribune Company, NBC Announce Problems Monday

Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Three major media companies all revealed grim news Monday. The Tribune Company announced it would be seeking bankruptcy protection: Media conglome...

The On-Going Debate

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Murray Fromson

The imminent closure of the Cox Newspapers' Washington bureau is one more piece of bad news for journalism. It followed word from the Newspaper Associ...

Media Person of the Year 2008: The Contenders

I Want Media | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Who was 2008's leading personality in the media world? Who left a lasting imprint on the industry -- for good or ill? Cast your vote in I Want Media's...

The Zell Smell

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Sam Zell doesn't understand his employees or his consumers. He thinks they are like he is -- dumb, self-interested, and greedy. And they're not.

Cubs May Not Raise All Ticket Prices

Chicago Tribune | Ameet Sachdev and Paul Sullivan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The tumultuous economy has played havoc with Tribune Co.'s plans to sell the Chicago Cubs, making it harder for prospective buyers to raise money and ...

Farewell to a Washington Fixture

Murray Fromson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Murray Fromson

I was hoping more would have been written, marking the demise of the Los Angeles Times' Washington bureau last week It certainly deserved more than a few lines of copy.

Mark Cuban's Cubs Pitch Hammered By SEC

Robert Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Reed

If Cuban weren't already out of the running to purchase the Cubs before, he sure is now. The SEC action will overshadow any Cuban-charged effort to buy the team.

Cubs Sale Still On For Yearend, Despite Economy: Report

Crain's Chicago Business | Mike Colias and Ann Saphir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tribune Co. CEO Sam Zell is pushing to have a deal in place by yearend to sell all but a small stake in the Chicago Cubs, despite recent indications t...

Final Cubs Bids Due By Thanksgiving: Report

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tribune Co. has asked bidders for the Chicago Cubs to submit new offers before Nov. 27, Thanksgiving day, according to two people involved in the nego...

Cuban Out Of Cubs Bidding, Tribune May Keep Half Of Team: Reports

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"[S]ources close to commissioner Bud Selig sounded an alarm this week during the annual general managers meetings: Forget about Mark Cuban buying the ...

'Chicago Tribune' Likely to Print 'Wall Street Journal'

Editor & Publisher | Jim Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK With printing and severance negotiations under way, when Dow Jones & Co. closes its Naperville, Ill., plant, the Chicago Tribune's Freedom Ce...

Tribune Chief Gives Thousands To McCain

Editor and Publisher | Joe Strupp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While Sam Zell's biggest newspapers, the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, made history endorsing a Democrat, Barack Obama, this year, he has bee...

Cubs Sale Terms May Be Changing

Chicago Tribune | Ameet Sachdev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tribune Co. is considering retaining a larger ownership stake in the Chicago Cubs, said sources involved in the deal, as the company explores options ...

Cubs Sale Hurt By Economy: Cuban

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The economic tumult shaking the country will affect the sale of the Chicago Cubs, prospective buyer Mark Cuban said: "Yeah, it's going to affect th...

Sam Zell's Birthday Bash Pictures

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tribune Company CEO Sam Zell threw himself a birthday bash Saturday, with over 800 guests bused to a "tented fantasyland" on Halsted and Archer and no...

Credit Crisis Hurts Cubs Bids

Crain's Chicago Business | Ann Saphir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Wall Street's meltdown threatens Tribune Co. CEO Sam Zell's plan to get top dollar for the Cubs -- and he's prepared to delay the sale in response. M...

Sam Zell's Birthday Bash: 800 Guests And The Eagles

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Sam Zell spared no expense for his annual birthday bash Saturday night. "More than 800 Zell pals partied hearty at ''One Enchanted Evening'' in a ten...

Jay Mariotti Not Joining Chicago Tribune

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE Jay Mariotti wrote a lengthy email response to Michael Miner's post on the former Sun-Times sports columnist's negotiations with the Tribune. ...

The New Chicago Tribune: News, Sports And "Live!"?

Crain's Chicago Business | Ann Saphir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Tribune will keep its full name but condense the number of sections from five to three, according to an all-but-final prototype of the red...

Los Angeles Times Reporters File Class-Action Lawsuit Against Sam Zell, Tribune

Portfolio | Jeff Bercovici | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It would be hard to argue that Sam Zell really knows his way around the newspaper business. But does his floundering constitute grounds for legal acti...

Sam Zell Lands The Eagles For Birthday Bash

Chicago Sun-Times | Bill Zwecker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Tribune may be facing huge financial problems and potential bankruptcy, but that doesn't mean Trib owner Sam Zell personally has to worry ...