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Houston's KIAH Debuts Anchor-less 'NewsFix' - Posted March 21, 2011
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KIAH's New Crime Reporter: Local Police Officer Victor Trevino - Posted March 15, 2011
While KIAH's unconventional new newscast famously doesn't have anchors, it will have at least one on-camera presence when it debuts this wee... [TVSpy]

Lee Abrams Brags About Killing Free Form Radio - Posted November 24, 2010
Long before he did his best to help sink the LA Times, Lee Abrams helped kill interesting radio. He brags about it in an audio interview with blogger Ra... [FishbowlLA]

Even Without Abrams, Anchor-Less News Preps For Launch - Posted November 16, 2010
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Lee Abrams Thinks He's Some Kind Of Wild Rebel - Posted October 29, 2010
In a video interview with John Loscalzo for My Damn Channel, Lee Abrams demonstrates that he's still living in a fantasy world where, during his tenure at the Tribune, he was a brilliant innovator fighting against a stodgy, "50's-rooted" culture. The 60's were obviously a very important time for Abrams. Of... [FishbowlLA]

Tribune Co. CEO Randy Michaels Is Sticking Around... For Now - Posted October 19, 2010
The rumor mill was churning this morning as multiple outlets reported that Tribune Co. CEO ... [Fishbowl NY]

Tribune Co. CEO Randy Michaels Is Sticking Around... For Now - Posted October 19, 2010
The rumor mill was churning this morning as multiple outlets reported that Tribune Co. CEO ... [FishbowlNY]

Former Tribune Exec Lee Abrams Defends Decision To Distribute Questionable Videos At Work - Posted October 19, 2010
Lee Abrams, the former Tribune Co. executive who offered his resignation last week after having been suspended without pay, is now talking out about his decision to have distributed an email containing questionable links to co-workers. Forbes got its (virtual) hands on a (long, long) email Abrams sent o... [Fishbowl NY]

Former Tribune Exec Lee Abrams Defends Decision To Distribute Questionable Videos At Work - Posted October 19, 2010
Lee Abrams, the former Tribune Co. executive who offered his resignation last week after having been suspended without pay, is now talking out about his decision to have distributed an email containing questionable links to co-workers. Forbes got its (virtual) hands on a (long, long) email Abrams sent o... [FishbowlNY]

Lee Abrams Isn't Done Emailing - Posted October 19, 2010
He may have resigned from his job, but former Tribune Company chief innovation officer Lee Abrams is still out there offering up comedy gold. Forbes got a hold o... [FishbowlLA]

Anxiously Waiting For Randy Michaels To Get Fired - Posted October 19, 2010
Late last night, The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune reported that the Tribune Company board may be planning to ask CEO Randy Michaels to resign. That it may happen at a board meeting taking place today. That Michaels' successor and his golden parachute were ... [FishbowlLA]

Tribune Co. Exec Lee Abrams Resigns - Posted October 15, 2010
Ding dong, the witch is dead. Two days after Chief Innovation Officer Lee Abrams was suspended without pay for sending out a risque email to the entire Tribune staff, Abrams has resigned. It may have taken sexually explicit material to get r... [FishbowlLA]

The Sluts & Boobs Video That Was Lee Abrams' Downfall - Posted October 14, 2010
Below is the video that got Lee Abrams suspended without pay (finally). The moron called it "pretty inspirational or at least interesting." The video itself is a clever commentary on the degrading characterization of women in reality TV show programming. What it isn't is Safe For Work, what with all the... [FishbowlLA]

Video Killed The Media Something: Lee Abrams Suspended From Tribune Co. - Posted October 13, 2010
So the Tribune Co. has had to deal with quite a bit of less-than-positive attention lately: a scathing New York Times article chronicling the... [Fishbowl NY]

Video Killed The Media Something: Lee Abrams Suspended From Tribune Co. - Posted October 13, 2010
So the Tribune Co. has had to deal with quite a bit of less-than-positive attention lately: a scathing New York Times article chronicling the... [FishbowlNY]

Tribune Exec Suspended For Sluts & Boobs Email - Posted October 13, 2010
It certainly wasn't the most offensive email from Chief Innovation Officer Lee Abrams, who is highly paid for sending weekly incoherent ramblings to a demoralized staff. But his latest Monday missive, which linked to... [FishbowlLA]

Gawker's Top Ten People That Should Be Unemployed - Posted December 30, 2008
Go on, you know you're curious who made the cut. We love lists. Our thanks to Ana Marie Cox for linking to this on her Twitter feed with the note: ... [FishbowlLA]

Tribune Co.'s Chief Innovation Officer Gets Extra Innovative - Posted November 25, 2008
Yesterday we discovered that Sam Zell thinks newspapers have never recovered from defining success as they experienced i... [Fishbowl NY]

Tribune Co.'s Chief Innovation Officer Gets Extra Innovative - Posted November 25, 2008
Yesterday we discovered that Sam Zell thinks newspapers have never recovered from defining success as they experienced i... [FishbowlNY]

CJR Tackles the Mind of Lee Abrams - Posted September 9, 2008
CJR is running a massive feature piece by Robert Love on the Chief Innovation Officer of the Tribune Company Lee Abrams: ... [FishbowlLA]

Lee Abrams Tries 'To Inspire People' - Posted September 8, 2008
Tribune Co. Chief Innovation Officer Lee Abrams spoke at Society for News Design's annual workshop in Las Vegas this weekend,... [FishbowlLA]

Another Lee Abrams Memo - Posted July 21, 2008
Tribune Company Chief Innovation Officer Lee Abrams has issued another memo of questionable coherence, this one entitled "Think Piece: Behind the ... [FishbowlLA]

Lee Abrams Wants Reviewers To See Into the Future - Posted July 15, 2008
Somehow we missed Lee Abrams' memo yesterday (couldn't see past the blood and carnage to find this in our inbox), but just to keep you all posted, the ... [FishbowlLA]

More Zell-otry: Chicago Tribune to Cut 80 Newsroom Jobs - Posted July 8, 2008
Sam Zell strikes again: the Chicago Tribune says it will "eliminate around 80 of its current 578 newsroom positions by the end of August and reduce the number of pages it publishes by... [FishbowlLA]

Lee Abrams Has Us Pretty Well Pissed Off - Posted June 2, 2008
We're used to making jokes about the outside people who come into newsrooms and mess them all up with their complete lack of understanding about what makes a newspaper a newspaper. But we're having a hard time laughing at the latest lunatic musings from ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 03.27.08 - Posted March 27, 2008
Good morning Washington. Dana Bash and John King will get married on Cape Cod over Memorial Day weekend. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | ... [FishbowlDC]

Lee Abrams Has More Analogies Than an Abstinence-Only Second Grade Teacher Trying To Explain What a Condom Is - Posted March 25, 2008
After wowing us with his analogy of newspapers as the new Rock'n'Roll, Lee Abrams, Chief Innovation Officer, for Tribune sends his troops this e-mail: Someone asked me why I was moving to Tribune and continued with the comment that newspapers were the print version of the passenger train. I thought that... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 03.13.08 - Posted March 13, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's Donald Duck's birthday! Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | JOBS Most of you ... [FishbowlDC]

Message From LAT New "Innovation Officer:" 'News Is the New Rock n Roll' - Posted March 13, 2008
New "Innovation Officer" Lee Abrams sends a letter to the troops, trying to get them as jazzed as he clearly is about the future of print media. How does he begin his spiel about where he'll take the company in the future? With the line "Imagine it's 1952 ..." Peace Out, Clevland! Please... [FishbowlLA]

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