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TRONC - Dead On Arrival... or worse...

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 06.20.2016 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

quite possibly the worst video ever made... TRONC is the new name for the Tribune Company's new effort at rebranding. The Tribune Company has been a...

Changing Tribune to tronc Brings Up the Age Old Question 'When and How Should Companies Change Their Names?'

Ira Kalb | Posted 06.12.2016 | Business
Ira Kalb

Many have commented on the proposed name change of Tribune Publishing to tronc. Most of the comments have been critical. Rather than just add to the c...

Dodgers Owner Interested In Buying LA Times

Posted 08.27.2013 | Los Angeles

Mark Walter, the controlling owner of the Dodgers, said he is interested in possibly buying the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune. "The Los...

Koch-Less: Tea Party Tycoons NOT Buying Tribune

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 10.22.2013 | Media

The Koch Brothers won't be buying the Tribune Company's newspapers after all, the company confirmed on Thursday. The Daily Caller first broke the n...

A Koch Brothers Stewardship of the Times Tribune?

Alexander Spangher | Posted 09.20.2013 | Media
Alexander Spangher

As long as journalism exists as it does in the present, we as citizens are left with old, incomplete and subjective institutions to inform us about a new, complex and changing world.

'Dewey Defeats Truman'

Jerry Waxman | Posted 07.21.2013 | Media
Jerry Waxman

Florida Watch Action head Amy Ritter is quite upset about the possibility of a Koch takeover of the Orlando Sentinel and organized a protest Thursday, May 15, at the newspaper's offices. Approximately 30 sign-waving protesters showed up.

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.

Koch Brothers Bought America's Universities, Now the Billionaires Want to Buy Our Free Press...

Robert Greenwald | Posted 07.06.2013 | Politics
Robert Greenwald

We've seen how the Kochs have financially influenced the curriculum of colleges and universities. Allowing a pair of conservative billionaires to buy free press will only serve to advance their tea party ideology and take over our democracy.

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.

What Some of History's Most Iconic Headlines Would Look Like If the Koch Brothers Ran Newspapers

Dan Treadway | Posted 06.23.2013 | Comedy
Dan Treadway

As of now the Koch brothers are considered by some to be the frontrunners to purchase the Tribune papers. In this spirit, I thought it might be fun (and quite depressing) to explore how a Koch-run newspaper might have presented some of the most iconic news events in modern history.

Conservative Newspapers Don't Make Money

Terry Krepel | Posted 06.22.2013 | Media
Terry Krepel

History shows that if conservative papers weren't subsidized by deep-pocketed owners, they would fail in a free market. By contrast, at least until the current paradigm shift from print to online, newspapers dismissed as "liberal" had generally been thriving -- many of them under publicly owned companies.

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...

Spin the Revolving Door: Tribune Hires FCC Chairman's Right-Hand Man

Craig Aaron | Posted 04.01.2013 | Media
Craig Aaron

The latest FCC official to get a job in the industry he used to regulate is Edward Lazarus, Chairman Julius Genachowski's former chief of staff. The Los Angeles Times reported on Tuesday that Lazarus is the new general counsel of Tribune Co.

Tribune Co. Emerges From Bankruptcy

Reuters | Posted 03.02.2013 | Media

* Former Discovery Comms COO Liguori expected to be CEO * New board includes former execs of Yahoo, Disney * LA Times co...

Tribune Reportedly Looking To Sell Newspapers

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 02.10.2013 | Media

The Tribune Company is seeking to sell some of its newspapers as it prepares to exit bankruptcy, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday. The company current...

Who Will Buy The LA Times?

Orange County Register | Mary Ann Milbourn | Posted 01.17.2013 | Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Times and its owner, Tribune Co., moved a step closer this week toward ending a four-year bankruptcy, raising the prospect of a media ...

Welcome Back Zucker

Chez Pazienza | Posted 08.13.2012 | TV
Chez Pazienza

Here's a little something just about everyone in the television business knows: Once you become a high-powered executive, it's almost impossible to screw yourself and your reputation so badly that you'll never work again. Case in point: Jeff Zucker.

Tribune Searches For A New CEO | CLAIRE ATKINSON | Posted 08.05.2012 | Media

Tribune Co. owners are again casting around for candidates to lead the troubled media outfit, which has been in Chapter 11 for more than three years. ...

Think Again: The End of Newspapers and the Decline of Democracy

Eric Alterman | Posted 05.23.2012 | Media
Eric Alterman

If newspapers were a baseball team, they would be the Mets -- without the hope for "next year."

My Accidental Love Affair-Turned-'Aha Moment' with Journalism

Jack Davis | Posted 03.10.2012 | Home
Jack Davis

Tonight, I have decided what I am going to do with the rest of my life. I want to be a journalist when I grow up. And work for the New York Times.

Sam Zell, Tribune Co. Chief, Sues Shareholders

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 02.20.2012 | Media

His suit argues that the chairman of the media company should be paid along with other creditors should a court rule that his buyout of the firm was a...

Ousted Tribune CEO Plots Comeback: 'My Phone's Been Ringing'

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A week after resigning from his post as Tribune CEO, Randy Michaels told the Wall Street Journal that he hopes to return to a career in media. "I m...

Former Tribune Execs Might Have To Give Back $180 MILLION In Bonuses

Chicago Reader | Michael Miner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A few high-fliers, as the expression goes, made out like bandits. For instance David Hiller, CEO of the Los Angeles Times before he left the company i...

FRAT HOUSE: How Tribune Became Sexual Harassment Den | DAVID CARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Mr. Michaels, a former radio executive and disc jockey, had been handpicked by Sam Zell, a billionaire who was the new controlling shareholder, to run...

Tribune's ChicagoNow Hosts Cop's Racist Rant

Time Out Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago Tribune's community blogging product, ChicagoNow, has hosted a hate-filled, racist rant by blogger Joe the Cop entitled "The ghetto shooti...