Monday, December 16, 2019

L.A. TIMES‘S ASST. ARTS EDITOR ASKS, “WHAT IS NEWS?”

December 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Only weeks after the Tribune Co. saw the departure of former radio consultant Lee Abrams, whose seemingly stream-of-consciousness memos to the company’s staff were widely lampooned by entertainment industry columnists and bloggers, the website LAObserved.com has posted a memo from Sallie Hofmeister, the Los Angeles Times‘s recently appointed assistant managing editor for arts and entertainment, […]

OUSTED TRIBUNE CHIEF PREDICTS HE’LL REBOUND

November 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Former Tribune Co. CEO Randy Michaels insists that he has been receiving numerous job offers since he was ousted last week but hasn’t made any decision as yet. “My phone’s been ringing,” he told the Wall Street Journal. “There are a lot of people who look past noise and emotions and look at results.” He […]

REPORT: TRIBUNE SET TO FIRE ITS CEO

October 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

UPDATE: Tribune CEO Randy Michaels emerged from a meeting of The Tribune Co.’s board of directors Tuesday, remarking to reporters: “I work here today and I’m still working.” The Tribune Company is expected to fire CEO Randy Michaels today (Tuesday), days after Michaels himself dismissed another top executive, Lee Abrams, as its chief innovation officer, […]

ABRAMS FIRED AT TRIBUNE; MORE SHAKEUPS IN STORE?

October 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Tribune Corp. CEO Randy Michaels has “accepted” Lee Abrams’s resignation as the media company’s chief innovation officer. The departure of Abrams, a former radio consultant, came after a New York Times article disclosed that executives of the company, including Michaels, a former disc jockey, encouraged a fratboy culture at the Tribune and after Abrams sent […]

ABRAMS “SUSPENDED” AT TRIBUNE FOR LATEST MEMO

October 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Lee Abrams, the chief innovative officer for the Tribune Co., has been suspended without pay two days after he sent out one of his notorious memos to Tribune employees, this one including a link to a raunchy video clip from TheOnion.com that several Tribune executives and staffers found offensive. Abrams’s memo clearly disregarded a recent […]

TRIBUNE’S HEAD OF “INNOVATION” ADMITS GOING TOO FAR

October 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Lee Abrams, the former radio consultant who was appointed “chief innovation officer” at Tribune Co. and who has suffered through two years of ridicule by media commentators for his rambling, stream-of-consciousness memos to Tribune staff, has sent an email apology to “everyone who was offended” by his latest memo. Apparently directed at Tribune’s television employees, […]