Zell to use Trib’s smaller papers as “a petri dish of innovation”

Newport News Daily Press
At Tribune’s smaller papers, new ideas will be tested and incubated before being passed along to the company’s big three: the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and Newsday. Sam Zell said during his stop at Tribune’s Newport News paper: “I believe that newspapers, in fact, have a great future, and 25 or 30 years from now, the newspapers that adapt and take a position that create a future for them will survive, and those that keep operating under the old thesis that ‘Well, this is the way we always did it’ aren’t going to survive.”

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