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Koch brothers eye Tribune Company

April 22, 2013
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Koch brothers eye Tribune Company

If harried Sun reporters and editors thought things could only get better after half a decade of bankruptcy following the diabolical mismanagement of the evil gnome Sam Zell, they were in for a rude awakening Sunday when the New York Times did a piece about how Charles and David Koch, cackling heirs to an...
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Tribune paper in Connecticut sued for plagiarism

November 20, 2009
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The Hartford Courant, a Tribune-owned newspaper covering the capital city and suburbs of Connecticut, is being sued by a smaller paper over a discontinued policy of news “aggregation.” The Journal Inquirer of Manchester, Conn., filed the suit in state court, which alleges violation of copyright law and the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act, according...
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Is this a good story?

May 8, 2009
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Tribune Co.’s bankruptcy and mass layoffs at the Baltimore Sun have obscured another troubling incident at the media giant: a market-test of stories that have not yet been published. Editor & Publisher carried an item about this on April 30, the day after 55 Chicago Tribune reporters signed an e-mail to their editors protesting...
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You Want Your Paper? Please Hold. . . .

December 11, 2008
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On Nov. 16 I encountered a gray-haired gentleman in a business suit in the Bel Air Giant grocery store. He was trying to sell me a subscription to The Aegis, the bi-weekly community paper of Harford County. He looked like the publisher, not a contract salesman on peanuts commission. The deal: a six-month sub,...
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Trib Files Chapter 11

December 8, 2008
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Trib Files Chapter 11

The Zell Platitude | Image by disheartened tribune subscriber Tribune Corporation filed for bankruptcy protection today in Delaware, claiming about $7.6 billion in assets and nearly $13 billion in debt. The New York Times blogs it here. The Wall Street Journal has updated its coverage here. (This may require a...
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Even More Cuts at Already Emaciated Baltimore Sun

November 14, 2008
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A memo posted to Romanesko yesterday indicated that the Tribune Co. plans to make even more cuts at The Baltimore Sun, just a few months after cutting 100 jobs that resulted in the loss of some of the paper’s best talent. According to the memo, this time around there will be no buyout offers–people...
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Zells Like Team Spirit: Demonstration at Baltimore Sun building, 501 N. Calvert St.

July 18, 2008
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Zells Like Team Spirit: Demonstration at Baltimore Sun building, 501 N. Calvert St.

| Image by Frank Hamilton Employees of The Sun protested today outside the newspaper’s offices on Calvert Street, to express their views on the layoffs expected to be announced tomorrow. According to the Sun‘s own reporting, management has not been terribly clear on how the layoffs will take place or how many people will...
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Sun to Close Towson Bureau

February 19, 2008
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The Sun is closing its news bureau in Towson to make room for a new publication aimed at “Generation Y,” a spokesman confirmed. About eight reporters and editors based in the Baltimore County bureau were told today that their office will be closed and their desks moved either downtown or to the Howard County...
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Trib to Cut at Least 400 More Jobs, Including 45 in Baltimore

February 13, 2008
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Tribune is cutting about 500 staffers companywide, according to the L.A. Times. Romenesko’s Media News blog has posted this memo to Sun staffers announcing 45 buyouts.
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