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Tribune Bankruptcy Plans Rejected By Judge

AP | RANDALL CHASE | Posted 01.01.2012 | Chicago

WILMINGTON, Del. — A federal judge on Monday rejected Tribune Co.'s plan to emerge from bankruptcy protection, along with a rival plan from diss...

Former Tribune CEO Arrested For DUI In Ohio

AP | Posted 12.14.2011 | Chicago

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — A veteran media executive and former Tribune Co. CEO has been charged with drunken driving in southwest Ohio. Middletown pol...

Bankruptcy Judge Approves Tribune's Bonuses To Executives

AP | RANDALL CHASE | Posted 12.05.2011 | Chicago

DOVER, Del. — A bankruptcy judge in Delaware has authorized Tribune Co. to pay millions of dollars in bonuses to managers. Tribune says it need...

Tribune Cuts More Jobs, Reorganizes Newspapers

AP | Posted 09.17.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The top executive at the Chicago Tribune will oversee six other Tribune Co. daily newspapers as part of a reorganization that will eli...

Ricketts Says Debt Won't Stop Cubs

AP | ANDREW SELIGMAN | Posted 08.16.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts will have no problem spending on free agents, and said the jobs of general manager Jim Hendry and manager M...

Chicago Tribune Expands Print Edition

AP | Posted 08.15.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The Chicago Tribune has launched an expanded print edition of its newspaper with more local, investigative and other coverage. The ne...

Tribune Picks A New CEO

AP | Posted 07.06.2011 | Media

CHICAGO — Tribune Co. has selected the publisher of its largest newspaper, the Los Angeles Times, to be its CEO as it tries to end nearly 2 1/2...

Judge Hopes Tribune Hearing Will End Soon

AP | RANDALL CHASE | Posted 06.13.2011 | Chicago

WILMINGTON, Del. — A hearing to determine the fate of the Tribune Co.'s proposed reorganization plan resumed Tuesday with attorneys for Tribune ...

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...

Report: Tribune CEO Resigning This Week

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON and MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CHICAGO — Tribune Co. CEO Randy Michaels appears poised to resign so the troubled media company can focus on emerging from bankruptcy protection...

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...

Tribune Executive Quits After Offensive Email Fiasco

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The chief executive of Tribune Co. has informed staffers that a top executive he suspended this week after sending an inappropriate e-...

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...

Eisner Downplays Tribune Rumors

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Former Disney CEO Michael Eisner on Tuesday downplayed reports that he is being considered to head media company Tribune Co. after...

Michael Eisner And The LA Times--A Marriage Made In Heaven? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Michael Eisner running to the Tribune Company, the man in charge of the Los Angeles Times? That seems to be the word -- and, actually, it does make pe...

Zell's Tribune and the Hidden Costs of Bad Management

Bradley W. Bloch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bradley W. Bloch

It's easy to regard Sam Zell's Tribune management troubles as just another case of corporate buffoonery in an age of excess.

Randy Michaels RESIGNS: Tribune CEO Steps Down Following Reports Of Raunchy Behavior

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tribune Co. CEO Randy Michaels resigned Friday, pressured by tales of raunchy behavior that likened him to the ringleader of a college fraternity hous...

Corporate Media Play It Safe -- Again

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

The hair-trigger firing of corporate-media journalists, commentators and execs for single acts of offensive speech has gotten way out of hand.

Setting the Record Straight

Lee Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Lee Abrams

I believe it is important to state the facts as they apply to my recent and abrupt departure from Tribune Company.

ANOTHER Tribune Sexism Scandal: Exec Suspended For Offensive Memo

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

UPDATE: Forbes' Jeff Bercovici reports that Tribune Co. executive Lee Abrams has been suspended from his role as chief innovation officer. Bercovici o...

Randy Michaels Shows No Love For Bloggers: Tribune CEO Feuds With Media Blogger Who Reported On His 'Banned Words' Memo

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On Wednesday, WBEZ media columnist Robert Feder published an internal memo from Tribune Company CEO Randy Michaels that listed 119 words WGN employees...

Tribune Creditors Want To Sue Sam Zell

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

NEW YORK — Tribune Co.'s junior creditors are asking a bankruptcy judge for the right to sue Sam Zell and others involved in his 2007 buyout tha...

Mr. Publisher, Don't Tear Down That Wall

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

Publishers may feel they need to throw unorthodox revenue techniques against the wall to see what sticks. It's reasonable for us to suggest they pick a different wall than the one between advertising and editorial.

D.O.A.: Lenders Cry Foul Over Tribune Bankruptcy Plan

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The Tribune Co. would give ownership of the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other media properties to its main creditors under a bankruptcy reo...