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FRAT HOUSE: How Tribune Became Sexual Harassment Den

nytimes.com | 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...

WATCH: Tribune Chairman Says Future Of Newspapers Lies In...PDFs?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Everyone (especially in media) has an opinion regarding the future of newspapers. Chicago Tribune chairman Sam Zell shared his pretty unique perspect...

Zell Out As CEO Of Tribune Company

AP | ANDREW VANACORE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

NEW YORK — Sam Zell, the real estate mogul who took Tribune Co. private a year before the media company was forced to enter bankruptcy protectio...

Tribune Won't Leave Bankruptcy This Year: Zell

Chicago Tribune | Phil Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Saying his investment in Chicago Tribune parent Tribune Co. represents "certainly the most amount of money I've ever lost in a single deal" billionair...

Tribune Bankruptcy Reorganization Plan Given Until February

AP | RANDALL CHASE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WILMINGTON, Del. — A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Tuesday granted the Tribune Co. more time to submit a Chapter 11 reorganization plan. Judge K...

Bankruptcy Judge Defers Action On Lawsuit Against Tribune Co.

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WILMINGTON, Del. — A Delaware bankruptcy judge has deferred action on the Tribune Co.'s request to halt a lawsuit alleging that Chairman Sam Zel...

Sam Zell May Not Leave Tribune Following Restructuring

New York Times | RICHARD PÉREZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

But other people close to the restructuring talks, speaking anonymously because the discussions were supposed to remain private, caution that the majo...

Sam Zell "Ready To Walk Away" From Tribune: Report

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

So much for Sam Zell, newspaperman. The developer, who arranged a controversial $11.7 billion employee buyout of newspaper giant Tribune only to see...

Tribune Creditors Working To Force Sam Zell Out: Report

Chicago Sun-Times | DAVID ROEDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Eight months after the filing, two sources familiar with the process said creditors are working on a reorganization plan that elbows Zell aside. The c...

Sam Zell May Lose Control Of Tribune Company

Chicago Tribune | Michael Oneal | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Chicago-based Tribune Co. and its creditors are in the early stages of negotiating a plan of reorganization in U.S. Bankruptcy Court that sources said...

Tribune Picking Up Zell's Legal Bills In Blagojevich Case

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Tribune Co. will pay the legal bills of chairman and chief executive Sam Zell related to a federal corruption investigation into forme...

Sam Zell On Tribune Purchase: "I Made A Mistake"

Bloomberg, Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In an interview with Bloomberg TV Wednesday, Sam Zell admitted today that his 2007 purchase of the Tribune Company was a "mistake" and likened the com...

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 Tower For Sale: Zell Shops Historic Building

Chicago Tribune | Robert Manor and Phil Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Tribune Tower, the neo-Gothic landmark that adorns Michigan Avenue near the Chicago River, is on the market. Tribune Co. Chairman and Chief Executive...

Tribune Planning Big Cuts: Fewer Papers, Firing Reporters

New York Times | Richard Perez Pena | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Tribune Company newspapers like The Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune will quickly cut costs -- by printing fewer papers and employing fewer j...

Sam Zell: "Tough Guy In A Mean Business"

New York Times | Richard Perez Pena | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Since taking control of the Tribune Company in December, Sam Zell has drawn a lot of attention in journalism circles for speeches laced with profanity...

Sam Zell Tells LA Times Employees "I'm Your Viagra"

Variety | CYNTHIA LITTLETON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Sweeping through his newly acquired business units with characteristic bluster and bluntness, it didn't take too long for Tribune Co. owner Sam Zell t...

Zell's New Tribune Employee Handbook: "Coming To Work Drunk Is Bad Judgment"

Los Angeles Times | Molly Selvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

How much should a company's culture reflect its chief executive, especially one who prides himself on being a blunt and innovative -- some might say a...

New Tribune Boss Sam Zell: "The Transaction From Hell Is Done"

Portfolio.com | Jeff Bercovici | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The $8.2 billion deal to take Tribune Co. private through an employee stock ownership plan finally went through today. Sam Zell, the Chicago real esta...

FCC Waivers Help Tribune Sale Near Finish Line

Los Angeles Times | Jim Puzzanghera and Thomas S. Mulligan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Tribune Co. prepared Thursday to close its $8.2-billion deal to go private, triggering regulatory waivers and pulling $500 million in cash out of its ...