Tag Archives: Old Tribune

FCC relaxes media ownership rules, modifies lifeline program

Also approves ATSC 3.0 television transmissions If there is any federal agency that gives the Illinois legislature a run for their money for being the most dysfunctional in [..]

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The Media Notepad: Bears ratings up thanks to Mitch Trubisky

Anthem protests, weak record doesn’t deter fans Also news on a former Bears star; NBC 5; FCC (Editor’s Note: An earlier draft of this post mistakenly featured a [..]

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2014: A look ahead

While 2013 is over and done with, its time to focus on what’s going to happen in 2014. Here are the top ten things to look for, in [..]

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Tribune latest media company to do the split

The Tribune Co. announced Wednesday it was splitting its publishing properties from the rest of the company’s assets, becoming the latest media conglomerate to do so. The new [..]

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Nils Larsen out at Tribune

There’s a lesson to be learned – The Chicago Way usually doesn’t work outside of City Hall. As first reported by Chicagoland Radio and Media on April 2, [..]

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T Dog’s Grab Bag: Chicago Tribune on the sales block

The Tribune Co. Unofficially puts its papers on the block; Oscar viewership is up over a year ago; and more Mancow is headed to your TV: – It [..]

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Judge approves Tribune bankruptcy plan

After three years, the Tribune bankruptcy saga is finally coming to end – but at a price. A federal judge approved the bankruptcy plan created by banks and [..]

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News Corporation to split into two

Looks like Uncle Rupert’s company will have to do the Banana Split. But at least he won’t have to deal with costumed animals running around all over the [..]

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The Grab Bag: Feder’s new home; syndie talk update; The Hoff gets the heave-ho

Hoffin’ around in TV Hell.  Notes and notables from the past week: – One of Chicago’s best media columnists has a new home: Robert Feder has joined Time [..]

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Conan begins life on basic cable

Conan’s excited to be on TBS. Monday finally marked former NBC late-night host Conan O’Brien venture into basic cable on a network which was once stood as a [..]

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T Dog’s Six Pack: A lot to be "Glee"-ful about

It was a tumulus past week in the media world, highlighted by the exit of Tribune Court Jester Randy Michaels and the possibly of the Parents Television Council [..]

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Lee Abrams: The rise and fall of

The resignation of Tribune executive Lee Abrams on Friday was pretty much expected, and came as no surprise. Abrams sent a company-wide e-mail on Monday featuring Not Safe [..]

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The idiots we can’t seem to ignore

The New York Times today made national what was reported in Chicago media circles for months regarding the frat house antics at Tribune Tower. David Carr had a [..]

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WLS-TV jumps into the 4:30 a.m. news derby

Remember when yours truly said an expansion for local news at 4:30 a.m. was inevitable in the Chicago market? Well, the race to have the first newscast of [..]

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T Dog’s Think Tank: Poker face

Welcome to the Tribune Company stag party with poker, liquor, and smokes galore. The only things missing were the hookers, drugs, and Lady GaGa performing. Yes, this what [..]

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