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A timeline of the messy newspaper war between Gannett and Tribune Publishing

If you blinked yesterday, you might've missed the latest development in the weeks-long trench warfare between the newspaper companies Gannett and Tribune Publishing. If the headline looks familiar, that's because both companies have been posturing in public since late April, when Gannett unveiled its $815 million bid to take over the Chicago-based Tribune Publishing. Talks between the two … Read More
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The potential impact of a mega-Gannett-Tribune deal

Good morning. What's up for newsrooms, readers? A hostile $815 million bid for Tribune Publishing by Gannett, owner of USA TODAY and 100 other properties, inspired anxiety in Tribune newsrooms for reasons that Gannett shouldn't deny. Staffers I spoke with at the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and The Baltimore Sun — three of Tribune's best-known dailies — are nervous, … Read More
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CBS News journalist arrested in Chicago amid escalating tensions at Trump rallies

Police arrested five people, including a CBS News reporter, Friday night after protesters disrupted a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Sopan Deb, who's covered Trump events across America, kept his camera rolling and identified himself as a credentialed journalist to the officer who handcuffed him. As skirmishes broke out between Trump protesters and supporters, Deb captured video … Read More
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With CEO Jack Griffin gone, the stage is set to break up Tribune Publishing

With CEO Jack Griffin's unexpected ouster today, all bets are off on where the company is headed strategically. Specifically, I think the stage is set for Tribune to entertain offers for its various newspaper properties, pull back to focus on the Chicago Tribune and invest the proceeds in new media tech ventures. As I wrote last fall, it … Read More
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Chicago Tribune columnist mulls life after a buyout

The Chicago Tribune Barbara Brotman has a lot to show for her nearly 38 years at the Chicago Tribune. Awards. Hundreds of letters from readers. Friendships that last a lifetime. And, as of this writing, a buyout package. That's according to the Tribune columnist's latest piece, in which Brotman pays tribute to a newsroom that once "clattered … Read More
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Chicago Tribune used an illustrated narrative to revisit a 100-year-old disaster

Rick Tuma's sketchbook. (Submitted photo) On Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune published "Eastland Disaster," a nonfiction illustrated narrative reconstructing a July 24, 1915 disaster that killed hundreds in Chicago. The project comes from graphics producers Rick Tuma and Ryan Marx. Via email, Tuma answered some questions about the project, the medium and what he discovered from 100-year-old newspapers. Read More
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The newsroom pizza chain continues, this time from Baltimore to Charleston

We can call this a tradition now, right? On Wednesday, the newsroom of The (Charleston, South Carolina) Post and Courier was treated to a pizza lunch from the newsroom of The Baltimore Sun. The Post and Courier's executive editor tweeted his thanks. Big thank you to @baltimoresun and @trifalatzas for the gesture today. Every … Read More
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Report: Chicago Tribune to cut 10 newsroom jobs

The Chicago Tribune The Chicago Tribune is doing away with 10 newsroom positions as part of a cost-saving measure, Robert Channick writes for the paper. The report, which cites anonymous sources, says that roughly 24 employees at the paper will lose their jobs as a result of the reduction. The Tribune's story does not indicate which positions will … Read More
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Lesson of Simmons-ESPN divorce: Nothing new for famous journalists and why it will happen again

Bill Simmons (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)The divorce of sports journalist Bill Simmons and ESPN may have been inevitable. It personifies an inherent friction between a high-profile star employee and employer -- and one that will get more frequent as self-branding by journalists is more frequent and even encouraged by their bosses. Indeed, the whole subject of self-promotion … Read More
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At cable convention, news is not a focus

The NBCUniversal booth at the Internet & Television Expo. (Photo by James Warren) A Tribune Publishing official was explaining Tuesday why quality journalism will win out and make money online, especially when one has “authority” and a close relationship to your community. When finished, Joyce Winnecke, who oversees Tribune Content Agency, the company’s syndication arm, asked the panel moderator, … Read More
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Reporting on rumors and the personal lives of athletes

Normally, it would have been a routine post-practice session on Sunday, March 1 for the Chicago Blackhawks. It wasn’t. In the locker room, Patrick Sharp, one of the team’s top players, strongly denied salacious allegations that he had an affair with a teammate's wife and other women. Chicago Blackhawks center Patrick Sharp. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)“When people delve into … Read More
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Tribune Publishing makes senior leadership changes

Chicago Tribune | Capital New York | Tribune Publishing Tribune Publishing announced several high-level job moves Wednesday, shaking up the leadership ranks of The Chicago Tribune and Tribune Content Agency. Joycelyn Winnecke, who was previously associate editor of The Tribune, will become president of Tribune Content Agency, the content syndication business that absorbed McClatchy-Tribune Information Services … Read More