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TRIBUNE EMERGES FROM BANKRUPTCY

December 31, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Tribune Co. is due to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today (Monday) with a new board composed mostly of TV and movie executives who have had little experience running either newspapers or television stations, Tribune’s principal properties. It owns eight newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Baltimore Sun, and the […]

REPORT: TV VET LIGUORI TO HEAD TRIBUNE

November 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Peter Liguori, who built the News Corp-owned FX cable network into a powerhouse and later, as COO of Discovery Communications, oversaw the launch of Oprah Winfrey’s cable network, will become CEO of Tribune Co. when it emerges from bankruptcy, the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times (both Tribune-owned newspapers) reported today (Saturday), citing sources […]

WILL TRIBUNE MEDIA EMPIRE NOW BE BROKEN UP?

June 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The once-mighty Tribune Corporation, which owns a slew of newspapers, radio and TV stations and interests in cable channels is about to exit bankruptcy protection, but with a future no brighter than it was when it entered it three years ago. The company will emerge with new owners — principally the companies that lent it […]

FOX SPORTS ADMITS FABRICATING CHICAGO “HEADLINES”

September 27, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Following an investigation by the Chicago Tribune, Fox Sports on Monday admitted that it had concocted headlines about Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler that it claimed were the “actual” ones that had appeared in Chicago newspapers. Three of them: “Cutler Leaves With Injury,” “Cutler Lacks Courage,” and “Cutler’s No Leader.” In its report, the Tribune […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: CONAN THE BARBARIAN

August 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The new Conan the Barbarian is getting the same sort of reviews that Arnold Schwarzenegger did when he … left office as governor of California: pretty awful. “Conan the Barbarian is a brutal, crude, witless high-tech CGI contrivance, in which no artificial technique has been overlooked, including 3-D,” comments Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times. […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: THE HELP

August 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

For a film with such a charged subject matter — how African-American maids living in Mississippi during the 1960s viewed their employers — it seems odd that many critics focus their attention not on the plot of The Help but on the performances of the lead actors, in particular Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer, who […]

CHICAGO TV CRITIC FIRED FOR FAKING REVIEW

June 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Paige Wiser, the television critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, has been fired after writing a review of a “Glee Live!” concert, part of which she never saw. She told the newspaper that she brought her 6- and 7-year-old kids to the concert, one of whom became sick during the performance “What I should have done […]

MICHAELS’S CLEAR CHANNEL COHORTS AXED AT TRIBUNE

November 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Several of ousted Tribune CEO Randy Michaels’s former colleagues from his radio days at Jacor and Clear Channel Communications are following him out the door of the media company. The Chicago Tribune reported on Tuesday that they include John Phillips, a former traffic reporter for Clear Channel, whom Michaels had brought on board as director […]

REPORT: MICHAELS TO SIGN OFF AS TRIB CEO THIS WEEK

October 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Randy Michaels, the embattled CEO of Tribune Co., emerged from a meeting of the company’s board on Tuesday and figuratively thumbed his nose at reporters who were expecting him to be fired. “I work here today and I’m still working,” he said. The New York Times, which first reported the impending ouster, citing a source […]

TRIBUNE NEWSPAPERS JOIN IN DRUBBING MICHAELS

October 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Perhaps emboldened by word that Randy Michaels would be resigning under pressure from his post as CEO of the Tribune Co., the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune are reporting new allegations of inappropriate behavior on the part of their outgoing leader. “Several times earlier this year, Michaels and others gathered in the executive […]

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