Tag Archives: Chicago Tribune

Supreme Court to take up FCC ownership rules case

High court agrees to hear longstanding argument There is a lot at stake with the U.S. Supreme Court now taking up the case of the FCC’s ownership rules [..]

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John Kass, other opinion columnists shifted to “back pages” of Chicago Tribune

In response to complaints from readers and even reporters and employees from the paper he works for, the Chicago Tribune has decided to shift John Kass’ column into [..]

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The Media Notepad: “Survivor” ejects contestant for sexual harassment

Also: Tribune Publishing’s union employees petition Alden Group; Sinclair backs away from political commentary; Steve Harvey resumes his talk show via Facebook  (Updated December 16 to add more [..]

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Newsflash: Clueless member of the media writes about media

McQueary’s piece on radio is a complete waste of time and space, as she is a member of the same political party who helped deregulate radio – leading [..]

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Goodbye (and good riddance) tronc

Company reverts back to Tribune Publishing One of the most stupidest names ever to grace a media company is finally gone. As speculated back in June, “tronc” is [..]

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So long and no thanks for the tronc

Named expected to change back to Tribune Publishing after sale of LA Times, Ferro departure One of the most ridiculous names in media history is heading into the [..]

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The Sun-Times goes blank for the cause

Local paper sell subscriptions – by using the public TV model  The Sun-Times have found a new way to sell newspapers – going the pledge route. Taking a [..]

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Michael Ferro sells shares in tronc

It looks like Michael W. Ferro is heading back to his home planet. In news which can only be construed as positive, major tronc shareholder Ferro announced Friday [..]

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The Media Notepad: Big 95.5 downsizes

Also: Jamie Allman out at St. Louis’ KDNL; Chicago Tribune unionizes; quick thought on Apu gate and “Roseanne” jokes According to All Access Big changes are coming to [..]

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Chicago Tribune cuts Blackhawks, White Sox coverage

Eliminates beat coverage in cost-cutting move This is something you’d expect in a much smaller market. But not in sports-crazy Chicago. But this is what we have here, [..]

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Michael Ferro steps down from Tronc

He “retires” shortly before Fortune publishes a story about him sexually harassing two women In news shocking everyone, tronc chairman Michael Ferro resigned Monday morning and ceded control [..]

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The Media Notepad: NBC scores with Olympic opening ceremonies

Plus: L.A. Times, San Diego Union-Tribune sold; Mike Flannery gets his own Fox 32 news show; This week in Chicago bashing; White Sox snubbed again (Editor’s Note: Contains [..]

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The Media Notepad: Chicago TV production on the rise

Plus: WGN Radio’s Todd Manley promoted; Anthony Adams’ prime-time show get cut; WTTW strikes deal with WYCC; Classic sitcoms shift; While “President” Trump continues to bash Chicago on [..]

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Disney blacklisted L.A. Times after report on how the company influences Anaheim politics

Mega company blocks newspaper from reviewing movie; report on Disney’s relationship with Anaheim to blame; ban reversed under pressure In a worrisome trend, Disney barred film critics at [..]

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Victory is his: Eisendrath wins bidding for Sun-Times

(Editor’s Note: Updated from an earlier post.) Meet the man who saved the Sun-times – and perhaps journalism in Chicago. On Wednesday, former Chicago Alderman Edwin Eisendrath and [..]

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