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Eli Broad Confirms His Interest in LA Times - Posted March 14, 2013
Austin Beutner was front and center in LA Weekly's rece... [FishbowlLA]

Five Takeaways from LA Weekly's Fabulous LA Times Feature - Posted March 1, 2013
Timing is everything. Just a few days before this week's LA Weekly article "Who Will Buy the LA Times?" by ... [FishbowlLA]

It's Official: Tribune Company Emerges from Bankruptcy - Posted December 31, 2012
Reuters reporters Ronald Grover and Liana B. Baker ... [FishbowlLA]

Tribune Co. Set to Receive Critical FCC Waivers - Posted November 15, 2012
Interesting tidbit from LA Times DC reporter Jim Puzzanghera. Barring an unforeseen and ver... [FishbowlLA]

Tribune Company to Finally Emerge From Bankruptcy - Posted July 23, 2012
After more than three years, U.S. Bankruptcy judge Kevin Carey has officially signed off on a plan for Tribune Company to emerge from bankruptcy. ... [FishbowlLA]

Sam Zell Officially at the Bottom of Tribune Creditor List - Posted April 11, 2012
Not sure if this is a score for the little guys, or just a big FU to the big guy, but either way we feel pretty good about it. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Carey ruled today that Sam Zell is officially last on the Tribune Company's list of creditors as it... [FishbowlLA]

Sam Zell Unrepentant for Ravaging of Tribune Co. - Posted February 22, 2012
Even for an article in the real estate section of the New York Times, the subject of ... [FishbowlLA]

Sam Zell May Have Bankrupted Tribune Co, but He's Still Got Some Money Left for Karl Rove - Posted February 1, 2012
Interesting little tidbit from an LA Times piece on Karl Rove's "American Crossroads" super PAC--which has brought in $18.4 million from wealthy oligarchs in the past year. Guess who's name turned up on the 2011 donor roster? The end of the year tally ... [FishbowlLA]

Sam Zell Could Be In Line for Tribune Co. Bankruptcy Cash - Posted November 8, 2011
With all the powerful interests elbowing over every dollar in the Tribune Company bankruptcy case, the one guy we were sure wasn't going to get a dime back was Sam Zell--given that his leveraged buyout of Tribune is almost universally acknowledged to ... [FishbowlLA]

Sam Zell Set to Talk About 'Ethical Boundaries' - Posted August 2, 2011
For the past eight summers, Will Weinstein, a retired investment banker and teacher at San Francisco State University, has skipped across the Pacific Ocean to run a ... [FishbowlLA]

Adding to the LA Times Body Count - Posted August 1, 2011
The staffers laid off from the LA Times last week weren't the only ones losing their jobs. Some, like Randy Hagihara, director of the metro & summer internship program, took voluntary buyouts. Freelance budgets were slashed in multiple sections, meaning less work for struggling freelancers. We heard from Avital Binshtock... [FishbowlLA]

Tim Rutten 'Surprised But Not Shocked' by LA Times Layoff - Posted July 29, 2011
The official clock-punch time for those affected by the latest round of LA Times layoffs is midnight, tonight. As first reported by FishbowlLA, one of those who got thrown under the ... [FishbowlLA]

Tim Rutten 'Surprised But Not Shocked' by LA Times Layoff - Posted July 29, 2011
The official clock-punch time for those affected by the latest round of LA Times layoffs is midnight, tonight. As first reported by FishbowlLA, one of those who got thrown under the ... [GalleyCat]

Tribune Company Consolidation Leaves Out the LA Times: Is a Sale On the Way? - Posted July 18, 2011
Tribune Company announced some major consolidations in its publishing division today. Four major publishing jobs were just axed-- executive vice president of Tribune Publishing ... [FishbowlLA]

Tribune's Appointment of Nils Larsen to Broadcasting CEO Leaves Many 'Scratching Their Heads' - Posted June 2, 2011
Tribune Co. announced a significant change to the management structure of its broadcasting operations this week, eliminating the president position held by Jerry Kersting for the past year and appointing ... [TVSpy]

Tribune Co. Names Eddy Hartenstein CEO - Posted May 6, 2011
Tribune Co., which owns 24 stations across the country including WPIX in New York and WGN in Chicago, announced today that it... [TVSpy]

LA Times Publisher Made CEO of Tribune Co. - Posted May 6, 2011
Eddy Hartenstein, publisher of the Los Angeles Times Media Group, has been promoted to head honcho of the Tribune Company. His official title is Company President and Chief Executive Officer. Oddly enough, Hartenstein will also keep... [FishbowlLA]

Tribune Company Bankruptcy Proceedings Finally Underway - Posted March 8, 2011
After more than two years of backroom negotiations, the Tribune Company bankruptcy case finally got underway in court yesterday. Bankruptcy judge Kevin Carey is... [FishbowlLA]

LA Times Editor Responds to the NYT's Ill-Timed Sideswipe - Posted January 25, 2011
Like most of the LA media world, ourselves included, LA Times editor Geoffrey Mohan was not impressed with the New York Times' extremely belated piece on the struggles at the LA Times ... [FishbowlLA]

New York Times A Couple of Years Late Reporting On the LA Times' Struggles - Posted January 24, 2011
The New York Times ran an extremely belated piece today on the struggles at the LA Times. Thanks to the Grey Lady we learn that since the Tribune Company took control of the LA Times, half the newsroom positions at the paper have been cut and the paper shut down its... [FishbowlLA]

Columbia Journalism Review: Tribune Company Has 'No Plausible Reason' to Continue Running the LA Times - Posted January 11, 2011
In a sentiment that we're sure echoes kindly in the certain Spring Street corridors, Columbia Journalism Review's Charles M. Madigan argues, essentially, that the Reaganomics model of journalism--massive, more-with-less, bottom-line driven, publicly-traded media companies--needs to stop, in favor of private local control. Namely, the Tribune Company (and some other media monoliths... [FishbowlLA]

Tribune Company COO Gerry Spector Steps Down - Posted December 29, 2010
The Chicago Tribune's "Tower Ticker" blog is reporting Tribune Co. COO and Sam Zell pal Gerry Spector is stepping down at the end of the year. Chicago Tribune Media Group CEO ... [FishbowlLA]

Sam Zell Will Likely Be Sued by the End of the Day - Posted December 7, 2010
The New York Post is reporting that by midnight tonight, a group of Tribune Company lenders are expected to sue Sam Zell for his role in the leveraged buyout of that company, which prec... [FishbowlLA]

Howard Kurtz Pimps his New Workplace - Posted November 22, 2010
Howard Kurtz, Washington Bureau Chief for The Daily Beast and host of CNN's "Reliable Sources," is going on two consecutive weeks showcasing his new bosses on the CNN program he h... [FishbowlDC]

Sam Zell Doesn't Want to Be Sued: Good Luck With That - Posted November 19, 2010
Lawyers representing Sam Zell in the Tribune Company's bankruptcy case have asked Judge Kevin... [FishbowlLA]

Zell Has Tribune Exit Strategy In Place - Posted November 16, 2010
Chairman Sam Zell is finally walking away from the professional and financial firestorm known as Tribune. Since buying the co... [Fishbowl NY]

Zell Has Tribune Exit Strategy In Place - Posted November 16, 2010
Chairman Sam Zell is finally walking away from the professional and financial firestorm known as Tribune. Since buying the co... [FishbowlNY]

Tribune Company Has Spent $135 Million on Bankruptcy, Creditors Allowed to Sue Sam Zell - Posted October 25, 2010
The Tribune Company submitted a new proposal to exit Chapter 11 protection on Friday, and some mighty interesting factoids were revealed in the filing. Among other tidbits, it was revealed the Tribune Company has spent $135 million in bankruptcy-related fees. Hmmmm, wonder how many LA Times staff positions can you save with... [FishbowlLA]

The New York Times Details Tribune Company 'Frat House' - Posted October 6, 2010
Wow. Quite a piece by David Carr in the New York Times detailing the transition from the pre-Sam-Zell... [FishbowlLA]

M-I-C-K-E-Y T-R-I-B-U-N-E? - Posted August 26, 2010
Former Disney chairman and CEO Michael Eisner is in talks to become chairman of the board of The Tribune Co., reports the LA Times. Tribune Co., which... [MediaJobsDaily]

Dan Neil Speaks to Zell in His Own Language - Posted February 12, 2010
Auto columnist for LAT Dan Neil is hitting the road and taking a gig at the Wall Street Journal. And Neil had some words, er word for Sam Zell his infamous now former ... [FishbowlLA]

Tribune Creditors Pissed, Natch - Posted February 2, 2010
Unsurprisingly, the Delaware court's decision last week to award Tribune Co. execs $45 million in bonuses for a year when the c... [Fishbowl NY]

Tribune Creditors Pissed, Natch - Posted February 2, 2010
Unsurprisingly, the Delaware court's decision last week to award Tribune Co. execs $45 million in bonuses for a year when the c... [FishbowlNY]

Bankrupt Tribune Company Hands Out $45 Million In Bonuses - Posted January 27, 2010
For the last several months, Sam Zell and Tribune Co. have been ... [Fishbowl NY]

Bankrupt Tribune Company Hands Out $45 Million In Bonuses - Posted January 27, 2010
For the last several months, Sam Zell and Tribune Co. have been ... [FishbowlNY]

Tribune Memo to Staff: We're Actually Making Money - Posted January 21, 2010
Don't tell the creditors that are chomping at the bit to push Sam Zell out of the Tribune Company so they can divvy up whatever assets are left after this elongated bankruptcy, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Tribune Memo to Staff: We're Actually Making Money - Posted January 21, 2010
Don't tell the creditors that are chomping at the bit to push Sam Zell out of the Tribune Company so they can divvy up whatever assets are left after this elongated bankruptcy, ... [FishbowlNY]

Sam Zell: Tribune is Doing Really Well - Posted January 13, 2010
Oh Sam Zell, so rich and just so rich. Benzinga.com reports: One of Zell's major holdings is the Tribune Company which publishes The Chicago Tribune and Los An... [FishbowlLA]

Big Journalism Launches and Hopes to Kill the LA Times - Posted January 7, 2010
ACORN obsessed right-wingers hate ACORN and media that's mainstream. They say so on cable news programs, best-selling books and gigantic well-funded blogs. No mainstream media for them. No way. Only ham radio and smoke signals have the truth. Step in Drudge veteran Andrew Breibart's ... [FishbowlLA]

FishbowlNY Readers Respond: The Media's Biggest Misstep In 2009 Was Gourmet's Closing - Posted December 24, 2009
Wow, people really cared about Conde Nast's epicurean magazine Gourmet, huh? Not only did our readers vote it ... [Fishbowl NY]

FishbowlNY Readers Respond: The Media's Biggest Misstep In 2009 Was Gourmet's Closing - Posted December 24, 2009
Wow, people really cared about Conde Nast's epicurean magazine Gourmet, huh? Not only did our readers vote it ... [FishbowlNY]

Judge Doesn't Throw Out Suit Against Zell - Posted December 21, 2009
What's that sound Sam Zell? Is that music you're about to be forced to face? Bloomberg reports: U.S. District Judge Re... [FishbowlLA]

Tribune Co. Reorganizes Execs In Face Of Lender Probing - Posted December 11, 2009
When we last left Sam Zell, owner of the Tribune Co., he was challenging ... [Fishbowl NY]

Tribune Co. Reorganizes Execs In Face Of Lender Probing - Posted December 11, 2009
When we last left Sam Zell, owner of the Tribune Co., he was challenging ... [FishbowlNY]

Tribune Co. Names New CEO, Zell Still Chairman Though - Posted December 2, 2009
Chicago Tribune's Phil Rosenthal writes: Randy Michaels today was named chief executive of Tribune Co., succeeding Sam Zell, who remains chairman of the Chicago-based media concern that has been operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy ... [FishbowlLA]

Tribune Co.'s No Good, Very Bad Week - Posted November 25, 2009
Sam Zell is not going to be having the greatest Thanksgiving this year: not only has The New York Times enlisted some of his former ... [Fishbowl NY]

Tribune Co.'s No Good, Very Bad Week - Posted November 25, 2009
Sam Zell is not going to be having the greatest Thanksgiving this year: not only has The New York Times enlisted some of his former ... [FishbowlNY]

Why "Self-Destructive" LA Times Writer Is Better Suited For Gawker - Posted November 5, 2009
Richard Rushfield (center) Photo via FishbowlLA Richard Rushfield is one of the few West Coasters that are still kept on ... [Fishbowl NY]

Why "Self-Destructive" LA Times Writer Is Better Suited For Gawker - Posted November 5, 2009
Richard Rushfield (center) Photo via FishbowlLA Richard Rushfield is one of the few West Coasters that are still kept on ... [FishbowlNY]

Tribune Employees Lose What Little Stake They Had Left In Company - Posted November 4, 2009
No big shocker here: Sam Zell's bankruptcy of the Tribune Company is going to end up costing its employees more than just their jobs or perks, it's also going to retroactively remove the... [Fishbowl NY]

Tribune Employees Lose What Little Stake They Had Left In Company - Posted November 4, 2009
No big shocker here: Sam Zell's bankruptcy of the Tribune Company is going to end up costing its employees more than just their jobs or perks, it's also going to retroactively remove the... [FishbowlNY]

Tribune Co. Is Breaking Up With the Associated Press - Posted November 3, 2009
As international newswires like AFP and The Associated Press begin to regulate how much copy can be taken from their articles, it's not just blogs that are going to feel the pinch. Majo... [Fishbowl NY]

Tribune Co. Is Breaking Up With the Associated Press - Posted November 3, 2009
As international newswires like AFP and The Associated Press begin to regulate how much copy can be taken from their articles, it's not just blogs that are going to feel the pinch. Majo... [FishbowlNY]

Tribune's Zell: Newspapers Can't Survive - Posted October 28, 2009
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Tribune's Zell: Newspapers Can't Survive - Posted October 28, 2009
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Zell to Tribune: So It Didn't Work Out - Posted October 28, 2009
This comes from ... [FishbowlLA]

More Tribune Employees Join Chicago News Cooperative - Posted October 27, 2009
Between all the layoffs at Conde Nast and The New York Times, you'd think that a journalist who still has a job would hold tight for dear life. Well, as we learned la... [Fishbowl NY]

More Tribune Employees Join Chicago News Cooperative - Posted October 27, 2009
Between all the layoffs at Conde Nast and The New York Times, you'd think that a journalist who still has a job would hold tight for dear life. Well, as we learned la... [FishbowlNY]

Jim O'Shea Explains The Chicago News Cooperative - Posted October 23, 2009
Yesterday we learned that former Chicago Tribune and ... [Fishbowl NY]

Jim O'Shea Explains The Chicago News Cooperative - Posted October 23, 2009
Yesterday we learned that former Chicago Tribune and ... [FishbowlNY]

Tribune Employees To Create Content For NYT In Chicago - Posted October 22, 2009
Today's New York Times news has to do with the buying of content from former Chicago Tribune employees. Considering that Sam Zell ran t... [Fishbowl NY]

Tribune Employees To Create Content For NYT In Chicago - Posted October 22, 2009
Today's New York Times news has to do with the buying of content from former Chicago Tribune employees. Considering that Sam Zell ran t... [FishbowlNY]

CQ-Roll Call Layoffs|NAA Says No To Bailout|Globe Union Investigates President|Tribune Bondholders Get Access|Ted Kennedy - Posted September 24, 2009
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CQ-Roll Call Layoffs|NAA Says No To Bailout|Globe Union Investigates President|Tribune Bondholders Get Access|Ted Kennedy - Posted September 24, 2009
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Kennedy Family Starts Twitter Feed|Tribune Lenders Seek Zell Investigation|Saturday Evening Post Editor Emerson Dies|New Yorker Hires 26-Year-Old Managing Editor|Kate Gosselin Takes On "The View" - Posted August 27, 2009
Embedded video from CNN Video FishbowlDC: The Kennedy family has turned to Twitter and the Web to get word out about plans for Sen. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Kennedy Family Starts Twitter Feed|Tribune Lenders Seek Zell Investigation|Saturday Evening Post Editor Emerson Dies|New Yorker Hires 26-Year-Old Managing Editor|Kate Gosselin Takes On "The View" - Posted August 27, 2009
Embedded video from CNN Video FishbowlDC: The Kennedy family has turned to Twitter and the Web to get word out about plans for Sen. ... [FishbowlNY]

Is Sam Zell Quitting? - Posted August 18, 2009
Is Sam Zell about to walk away from the steaming pile of newspaper sludge he's created? Josh Kosman at the New York Post ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List 08.17.09 - Posted August 17, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Catching up on the Morning Reading List after a we... [FishbowlDC]

Newspaper Guild Files an Objection to Tribune Co. Exec Bonuses - Posted August 7, 2009
We were wondering what all those popping noises were this morning: They're the sounds of LAT staffer's heads exploding. From Broadcast Union News: While the numbed survivors of ... [FishbowlLA]

Zell Could Lose Control of Tribune Co. - Posted June 8, 2009
Apparently when you file for Chapter 11 there are consequences: Re-organization of assets - lenders threatening to yank your "management"...er Sam Zell. Who knew. From LAT: "It completely depends on whether t... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List 06.08.09 - Posted June 8, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. What we know and what we're reading this Monday m... [FishbowlDC]

John S. Carroll: Zell "Idiot in Terms of Journalism" - Posted June 4, 2009
Aw! We just love when someone besides us calls Sam Zell an idiot. Of course, he could have us killed for his pocket change...he is a billionaire. Of course he's also ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List: 04.30.09 - Posted April 30, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. It is day 101 covering the Obama administration a... [FishbowlDC]

Struggling Tribune Co. to Pay for Zell's Lawyer in Blago Case - Posted April 29, 2009
Divorce yourself from the fact that the LA Times is melting. Don't think of how the home of the late humorist, H.L. Mencken - the Baltimore Sun (also a Tribune Co holding) is now a shell of its former self. The Chicago Tribune ... [FishbowlLA]

NPR Names and Ashton vs. CNN on the Menu - Posted April 16, 2009
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Morning Reading List 04.16.09 - Posted April 16, 2009
Good morning FishbowlDC! Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line. Its day 87 covering the Obama administration and ... [FishbowlDC]

Did Internet Kill The Newspaper - Posted April 10, 2009
The debate rages on in publications across the journalism field. Everyone wants to know: A)How to save newspapers and B) Who is to blame for the crisis newspapers are in right now. At the American Journalism Review, journalist John Morton has one word to say about the death of newspapers: Internet!... [MediaJobsDaily]

Zell Interviewed By Feds in Blago Case - Posted March 12, 2009
Sam Zell owner/murderer of the Tribune Co. was interviewed by the feds and hired defense attorney, Anton Valukas in regards to the Rob Bl... [FishbowlLA]

Is the LA Times Going to Be Bought Again Soon? - Posted March 11, 2009
One of our insiders at the LAT told us that he/she thinks the LAT is about to be sold again. "It's been quiet. Too quiet." So it's lead the veteran newsperson to speculate that maybe is the calm before the...uhm...storm? Purchase? Bake sale? Yeah, we haven't heard much from ... [FishbowlLA]

Cablevision to Write Down Approx $400 Million in Print Assets - Posted February 10, 2009
The folks over at Cablevision may be suffering some serious buyer's remorse this week — to the tune of $450 million. The company, which purchased Long Island-based Newsday last July from ... [Fishbowl NY]

Cablevision to Write Down Approx $400 Million in Print Assets - Posted February 10, 2009
The folks over at Cablevision may be suffering some serious buyer's remorse this week — to the tune of $450 million. The company, which purchased Long Island-based Newsday last July from ... [FishbowlNY]

Sam Zell: Mogul, Oracle and Chachka Pusher? - Posted February 4, 2009
We think we'd find this story cute and endearing if it wasn't about someone who's name will be on the LA Times' tombstone. Sharon Waxman shares that owner of the Tribune Company, Sam Zell's holiday traditions: ... [FishbowlLA]

Bigger Losers Than You - Posted December 22, 2008
The Business Sheet has composed a list of media big wigs that have lost the most money this year. Oh to have loved and lost...better than never loving at all? Or something? Anyway, spoiler alert - Sam Zell is number seven on the list of twenty-four notable ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 12.16.08 - Posted December 16, 2008
Good morning Washington. The above picture is from what DC restaurant? Think you know? Then email us with your guess and we'll publish the correct guessers in tomorrow's Morning Reading List. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? ... [FishbowlDC]

Today in Blagojevich: Tribune Co. Acknowledges Subpoena - Posted December 12, 2008
Oh the travails of the Tribune Co. Here's the latest. The company has confirmed that it has in fact received a federal subpoena as part of criminal charges against Gov. Rod Blagojevich... [Fishbowl NY]

Today in Blagojevich: Tribune Co. Acknowledges Subpoena - Posted December 12, 2008
Oh the travails of the Tribune Co. Here's the latest. The company has confirmed that it has in fact received a federal subpoena as part of criminal charges against Gov. Rod Blagojevich... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 12.12.08 - Posted December 12, 2008
Good morning Washington. Where in DC can you find the above mural? Think you know? Then email us with your guess and we'll publish the correct guessers in tomorrow's Morning Reading List. Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 12.11.08 - Posted December 11, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Bankrupt Round-Up - Posted December 10, 2008
Kevin Roderick is reporting that the Tribune Company is freezing pending payments to freelancers. NewsBlues ran a chilling story about all the recent layoffs: Tribune also says sever... [FishbowlLA]

Pulitzers to Recognize Original Online Reporting - Posted December 8, 2008
Just in time for the demise of print (or maybe in recognition of it) the blogosphere has finally been made official! At least in the eyes of the Pulitzer Prize board, and really, (... [Fishbowl NY]

Pulitzers to Recognize Original Online Reporting - Posted December 8, 2008
Just in time for the demise of print (or maybe in recognition of it) the blogosphere has finally been made official! At least in the eyes of the Pulitzer Prize board, and really, (... [FishbowlNY]

Tribune Co. Files for Bankruptcy - Posted December 8, 2008
Well looks like it wasn't a negotiation tactic after all. The AP is reporting (and our sister-blog FishbowlLA ... [Fishbowl NY]

Tribune Co. Files for Bankruptcy - Posted December 8, 2008
Well looks like it wasn't a negotiation tactic after all. The AP is reporting (and our sister-blog FishbowlLA ... [FishbowlNY]

Tribune Co. May be Considering Bankruptcy Filing - Posted December 8, 2008
If the newspaper industry of late could be compared to a game of dominoes it looks like the next, very big one, may be about to go. The New York Times is reporting that the ... [Fishbowl NY]

Tribune Co. May be Considering Bankruptcy Filing - Posted December 8, 2008
If the newspaper industry of late could be compared to a game of dominoes it looks like the next, very big one, may be about to go. The New York Times is reporting that the ... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 12.02.08 - Posted December 2, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

I Want Media's 'Media Person of the Year' - Posted December 1, 2008
A the year draws to a close get prepared for the usual onslaught of lists! We all know Time's Person of the Year is a non-compete, but I Want Media, which ... [Fishbowl NY]

I Want Media's 'Media Person of the Year' - Posted December 1, 2008
A the year draws to a close get prepared for the usual onslaught of lists! We all know Time's Person of the Year is a non-compete, but I Want Media, which ... [FishbowlNY]

Are Print Newspapers Necessary Seven Days-a-Week? - Posted November 25, 2008
In his chat with Portfolio yesterday Sam Zell said this:Our customers have an enormous interest in our newspaper on Sunday; have almost no interest on Monday, Tuesda... [Fishbowl NY]

Are Print Newspapers Necessary Seven Days-a-Week? - Posted November 25, 2008
In his chat with Portfolio yesterday Sam Zell said this:Our customers have an enormous interest in our newspaper on Sunday; have almost no interest on Monday, Tuesda... [FishbowlNY]

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]

Los Angeles Times Undergoes Another Round of Layoffs - Posted October 27, 2008
The news is bad from coast-to-coast. FishbowlLA is reporting that the deep cuts taking place at Tribune Co. papers have struck once aga... [Fishbowl NY]

Los Angeles Times Undergoes Another Round of Layoffs - Posted October 27, 2008
The news is bad from coast-to-coast. FishbowlLA is reporting that the deep cuts taking place at Tribune Co. papers have struck once aga... [FishbowlNY]

Sam Zell Considers Buying the Orange County Register - Posted October 23, 2008
The Financial Times ... [FishbowlLA]

Tribune Co. Drops Gives Notice to The Associated Press - Posted October 17, 2008
Is this the beginning of the end for the AP? There has been much chatter these last few months about rising prices at The Associated Press, and a number of newspapers have hinted that there were considering discontinuing their use of the servic... [Fishbowl NY]

Tribune Co. Drops Gives Notice to The Associated Press - Posted October 17, 2008
Is this the beginning of the end for the AP? There has been much chatter these last few months about rising prices at The Associated Press, and a number of newspapers have hinted that there were considering discontinuing their use of the servic... [FishbowlNY]

Jarvis: 'Zell Is Not Your Problem. You Are.' - Posted September 25, 2008
Jeff Jarvis goes on a surprising attack -- not against Sam Zell and the Tribune Co., but against the former and current LAT staffers who are ... [FishbowlLA]

Not-The-LAT Mocks Staffers' Suit - Posted September 23, 2008
A new "issue" of Not The L.A. Times is online and offers a send-up of one of the strangest chapters of the Sam Zell era: The staffers' lawsuit against the paper. ... [FishbowlLA]

Sam Zell To Staffers: 'We're In This Together' - Posted September 17, 2008
Sam Zell sent staffers the following e-mail this afternoon: Partners, We are about to release a statement on the lawsuit filed yesterday by a staffer at the LA Times and several former Times employees. I want to share it with you first, but I also want to stress that as we work... [FishbowlLA]

Hey, Stop Suing Yourself... - Posted September 17, 2008
We were curious how a newspaper would cover itself suing itself. Jerry Hirsch wrote the piece: Tribune management declined to comment. Well that clears it up. ... [FishbowlLA]

Zell Getting Sued by Staffers - Posted September 16, 2008
From Variety: Current and former Los Angeles Times staffers have sued Sam Zell and the Tribune Co. over allegedly illegal and irresponsible actions since Zell's leveraged buyout of Tribune Co. last year. The complaint, filed Tuesday in ... [FishbowlLA]

Zell's Mad As Hell Over BusinessWeek Story - Posted September 8, 2008
The Inkstained Retch today reports that Zellots are still fuming over a July BusinessWeek ... [FishbowlLA]

Radio Killing the Newspaper Star? - Posted August 28, 2008
Dawn Girocco has been hired by the L.A. Times to head the advertising department. From L.A. Observed: "Those fears within the Tribune about ... [FishbowlLA]

Not The LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted August 21, 2008
Our favorite fake newspaper is back (no offense to The Onion). Here are some highlights: Sam Zell buys California: He replaces the legislature with a Magic 8 Ball and orders a 15 percent reduction in the number of state re... [FishbowlLA]

L.A. Times: Eddy Hartenstein Named Publisher, Zell Promises Paper 'Is a Keeper' - Posted August 16, 2008
The L.A. Times has named former DirecTV exec Eddy Hartenstein publisher, according to a story in... [FishbowlLA]

Petition to Take Back the Times - Posted August 15, 2008
TellZell has started an online petition urging everyone in Los Angeles who knows how to read and write (and Joel Stein... [FishbowlLA]

Tales of The Tribune Co.: What a Difference a $20 Million Day Makes - Posted August 14, 2008
And we thought our credit card bills were bad. Sam Zell's Tribune company released its quarterly results y... [Fishbowl NY]

Tales of The Tribune Co.: What a Difference a $20 Million Day Makes - Posted August 14, 2008
And we thought our credit card bills were bad. Sam Zell's Tribune company released its quarterly results y... [FishbowlNY]

Morning Reading List, 08.11.08 - Posted August 11, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after the... [FishbowlDC]

Tales of the Tribune Co.: It's All Gone Straight to Zell - Posted July 31, 2008
"If current trends in advertising are permanent, we have a really serious problem." No kidding. Words to live by from Sam Zell who may have met his Waterloo in the form the Tribune deal he orchestrated last year, which he is ... [Fishbowl NY]

Tales of the Tribune Co.: It's All Gone Straight to Zell - Posted July 31, 2008
"If current trends in advertising are permanent, we have a really serious problem." No kidding. Words to live by from Sam Zell who may have met his Waterloo in the form the Tribune deal he orchestrated last year, which he is ... [FishbowlNY]

L.A. Times Eager for New Magazine - Posted July 29, 2008
The L.A. Times may be struggling with its new owner (Sam Zell) and its apparent infighting (with a disconcerted staff), but one thing is certain: They're loving their magazine. Or at least they think the... [FishbowlLA]

Zell-otry at the L.A. Times - Posted July 25, 2008
The InkStained Retch sends us this press release: Merry pranksters scaled a Los Angeles Times building Thursday to unfurl a three-story high banner protesting news cuts by the paper's owner, real estate billionaire ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 07.24.08 - Posted July 24, 2008
Good morning Washington. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. We've got your morning mix of media Muesli after t... [FishbowlDC]

Newspapers: It's Officially, Officially, Very, Very Bad - Posted July 23, 2008
We're just going to assume that everyone who reads FBNY is acutely aware (more than a number of you probably first-hand) that the newspaper industry is in a free fall. It's a rare day that at least one of our posts does not cover some lay-off here, or some shuttering... [Fishbowl NY]

Newspapers: It's Officially, Officially, Very, Very Bad - Posted July 23, 2008
We're just going to assume that everyone who reads FBNY is acutely aware (more than a number of you probably first-hand) that the newspaper industry is in a free fall. It's a rare day that at least one of our posts does not cover some lay-off here, or some shuttering... [FishbowlNY]

Sam Zell Press Conference Roundup - Posted July 23, 2008
Tell Zell reports that after missing the Sam Zell/Randy Michaels press conference yesterday, he caught it and was unimpressed: The entire argument collapses on a singl... [FishbowlLA]

InkStained Retch Reports, Makes News - Posted July 21, 2008
Didn't take long for the New York media to catch on to Tell Zell, a blog by a reported LAT employee who blogs the name InkStained Retch. (OK, so it did kinda take them long, but it's nice that they're... [FishbowlLA]

Russ Stanton's Keynote Speech at OC Press Club Gala - Posted July 18, 2008
LAT editor Russ Stanton, who kind of resembles John Cleese (serious, click here) was asked by the OC Press Club in March... [FishbowlLA]

The Unconfirmed List of Those Laid Off at LAT - Posted July 15, 2008
InkStainedRetch at Tell Zell has a list of 80 people that are either taking a buyout or being fired. The list is here. And no - Sam Zell and Jonah Goldberg are not on it. That's the first thing we checked. ... [FishbowlLA]

LAT in 90 Seconds -- Making The News Edition - Posted July 15, 2008
Hiller High-tails It: Michael A. Hiltzik has the unenviable task of writing about David Hiller's departure,... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 07.15.08 - Posted July 15, 2008
Good morning Washington. What area restaurant serves the above dessert tray? Let us know. Got a blind item, interesting link, funny note, comment, birthday, anniversary or anything of the sort for Morning Reading List? Drop us a line or let us know in the tips box below. ... [FishbowlDC]

The Ticker (p.m. edition): Favre, Tan, Zell... - Posted July 14, 2008
> Retired (for now) Green Bay Packer Brett Favre goes On The Record with (Wisconsinite and ginormous Packer fan) Greta Van Susteren tonight. Favre clears up... [TVNewser]

Chicago Tribune Editor Resigns - Posted July 14, 2008
Richard Prince is reporting (fourth item down) that Ann Marie Lipinski has resigned from her post as editor of the ... [FishbowlLA]

Portfolio Takes Sam Zell to Task for Boob Jokes, Being a Boob - Posted July 11, 2008
In an open letter to Sam Zell, Portfolio writer Jeff Bercovici implores Zell to hire a speech writer to punch up the "zany" press releases he puts out on the wires. ... [FishbowlLA]

F*#k Google, Craigslist and Wall St: Treehouse Offers Self-Help For Angry Journalists - Posted July 9, 2008
So considering the state of the newspaper industry it's not hard to imagine that there might be more than a few disgruntled, dare we say bitter, journalists out there. After years of hard work and meticulous training they're being turned out of their newsrooms in droves as ad dollars disappear... [Fishbowl NY]

F*#k Google, Craigslist and Wall St: Treehouse Offers Self-Help For Angry Journalists - Posted July 9, 2008
So considering the state of the newspaper industry it's not hard to imagine that there might be more than a few disgruntled, dare we say bitter, journalists out there. After years of hard work and meticulous training they're being turned out of their newsrooms in droves as ad dollars disappear... [FishbowlNY]

BREAKING: Zell's in LA - Posted July 9, 2008
Word is Sam Zell is in LA today demanding more cuts. Rumor is a LOT more but no one has a decent number or whether any specific area is supposed to be slashed or not. ... [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]

LAT Dust Up -- The Fall of the Paper Blamed on Illegals! - Posted July 8, 2008
Today's question was: What's eating the L.A. Times? Would the paper be better off outside the Tribune Co. empire? All week, Marc Cooper and ... [FishbowlLA]

LA Times Loses Two Top Reporters to ProPublica - Posted July 8, 2008
We're not sure if this is a case of following the money or just escaping the lack of it, but LA Observed is reporting that two of the ... [Fishbowl NY]

LA Times Loses Two Top Reporters to ProPublica - Posted July 8, 2008
We're not sure if this is a case of following the money or just escaping the lack of it, but LA Observed is reporting that two of the ... [FishbowlNY]

More Tribune Company Lay Offs: Sun Sentinel to Cut 58 Jobs - Posted July 3, 2008
Man, that Sam Zell is a busy bee. Not only is he ordering up the heads of 150 LAT staffers, but we just got word that the supposed media mogul is bringing his sickle to Florida. From a Sun Sentinel staffer (well, staffer for now): We just got word from the editor today,... [FishbowlLA]

UPDATE: ERSNews.com: KTLA Axes 7, Hires 1 - Posted July 1, 2008
ERSNews.com is reporting that Sam Zell-owned KTLA laid off seven News Department employees ... [FishbowlLA]

Will Sam Zell Sell The Seats Right Out From Under Reporters? - Posted June 25, 2008
Looks as though LAT and Chicago Tribune staffers might be forced out of their homes -- or at least forced to share their space. Sam Zell's staff memo: Partners, When we started this adventure together, I made a point of saying we would challenge traditional thinking, that there would be no sacred... [FishbowlLA]

FBLA EXCLUSIVE: The Truth About Eric Longabardi's Necktie - Posted June 24, 2008
Our post about the L.A. Press Club awards inspired a few lamentations among winners who were not listed, but no lamentations were as interesting as those of ERSNews.com's Eric Longabar... [FishbowlLA]

Sam Zell Is Sticking to Original Recipe Newspapering - Posted June 6, 2008
As our sister site FBNY has noted, Sam Zell's cost-cutting, paper-shri... [FishbowlLA]

Russ Stanton: 'They're Not Getting Rid of Us' - Posted June 4, 2008
Mediabistro.com's own David S. Hirschman interviews Los Angeles Times EIC ... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted May 9, 2008
Our Favorite LAT Headline of the Day: California tax proposals target beer-loving, pornography-watching yacht owners Joe... [FishbowlLA]

Zell Stuck Between $650 Million, $580 Million and a Hard Place - Posted May 6, 2008
Sam Zell is contemplating three similarly structured offers to buy Newsday, trying to figure out which best fits his strategic plans without pissing off Rupert Murdoch too much. Newsday as the very inside baseball story here. ... [FishbowlLA]

Sam Zell: Crafty, Thrifty - Posted April 16, 2008
Per Newsday: Sam Zell, currently $12.8 billion in debt with the Tribune Co., is reportedly structuring a possible sale of Newsday in a way that could save him hundreds of millions of dollars in capital gains taxes. The idea of a non-cash a... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 04.16.08 - Posted April 16, 2008
Good morning Washington. Doug Heye celebrates a birthday today. Yesterday, the new Yahoo! election page went live in conjunction with Politico. And the first lady will soon co-host the "Today" show. Quickly naviga... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 04.10.08 - Posted April 9, 2008
Good morning Washington. Is it bye-bye Katie?!? It's the birthday of Joseph Pulitzer (1847) and on this day in 1970, Paul McCartney announced that the Beatles were breaking up. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEW... [FishbowlDC]

Zell Continues To Pour More Thought Into Funny Press Releases Than, Oh, The Press He's Releasing - Posted April 8, 2008
Per E&P: The Tribune Co. named Marc Chase president of Tribune Interactive with a press release that lives up to the company's new-found sense of humor (so long as you're not making fun of Sam Zell, that is). T... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 04.08.08 - Posted April 8, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's the birthday of Kofi Annan and Chuck Todd! And, on this day in 1986, Clint Eastwood was elected mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. And TVNewser gives us an update on Tucker Carlson's TV show. Speaki... [FishbowlDC]

Will Tribune Stop the Presses at LAT Plant in Orange County? - Posted April 7, 2008
Tribune's mad dash for cash might have some more repercussions here in Los Angeles. If things don't perk up, FBLA has heard that the LAT Orange county production facility ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 04.04.08 - Posted April 4, 2008
Good morning Washington. It's Kitty Kelley's birthday and the 40th anniversary of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ... [FishbowlDC]

Sam Zell's Idea of a Joke - Posted April 1, 2008
The Tribune Co. issued this April Fool's Day press release: TRIBUNE COMPANY ANNOUNCES NAME CHANGE Zell Tells Employees of Switch in an Email; Company Announces Revenue Generating Efforts To Offset Debt CHICAGO, April 1, 2008 -- Tribun... [FishbowlLA]

Blogging Goes to the Dogs - Posted April 1, 2008
Archie, the tabloid terrier, edits our copy. In the time-honored tradition of editors everywhere, he likes to piss all over it. There's no truth to the rumor that the LA Times has made an offer to the canine correspondent. You know what Sam Zell ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 03.28.08 - Posted March 28, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | JOBS You ... [FishbowlDC]

Sam Zell's Asking For It - Posted March 26, 2008
Sam Zell has sent out a company-wide memo, soliciting ideas from his employees, according to L.A. Observed. Remember the last time an employee expressed an idea? ... [FishbowlLA]

Chris O'Brien: Old Media Business Model Is Dying - Posted March 14, 2008
We've been accused of being a bit morbid lately, too quick to write Old Media's obit. So, today, we'll let someone else do it. San Jose Mercury News reporter Chris O'Brien opines that, for all newspapers' "innovation," nobody is going to get anywhere until this industry... [FishbowlLA]

Troubled Times in LAT's DC Bureau - Posted March 5, 2008
The water cooler chat in the LATimes D.C. bureau has Jon Peterson, Alan Miller and (recent arrival) Joe Mathews taking the buyout (there's talk of one more, too, but no one seems to know for sure). Joe has been with the LAT for a while but is new to the D.C. bureau... [FishbowlDC]

Two Views of Sam Zell - Posted March 3, 2008
Sports Illustrated Thinks He's Stupid: ... for considering selling out the name of Wrigley Field. We Think He's Damn Smart: Sam Zell, now Tribune Co. cha... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 02.28.08 - Posted February 28, 2008
Good morning Washington. On this day in 1991, the first Gulf War ended. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | RADIO | BOOKS | JOBS You ... [FishbowlDC]

Sam Zell: F&*$%@#G Democrats - Posted February 27, 2008
Apparently the new Tribune Co. owner is no fan of the Democratic party. E&P notes that on CNBC's Squawk Box on Tuesday, Sam Zell "attributed much of the current economic woes to fear-mongering by Democratic foes ... [FishbowlLA]

Zell Makes A GREAT First Impression - Posted February 26, 2008
So Sam Zell is visiting the Tribune's D.C. bureau today and, guess what? He would not change meeting times with LA Times people so that they could make an 11 a.m. memorial service at the Newseum for the late Rudy Abramson, a much beloved and longtime LA Times Washington correspondent. Some defiant... [FishbowlDC]

Sam Zell Brings Hope, Leaves Sass At Home--But What About the Moosehead Joke - Posted February 26, 2008
Tribune Co. CEO Sam Zell visited the Newport News Daily Press newsroom yesterday and didn't say anything. Sure, he offered a vision of hope and all. But Barack Obama could have given them that. We're guessing the "D-Press" staff was hoping for a "fuck" here or a "tits" there, but, as... [FishbowlLA]

Sam Zell at UCLA : "We Have Customers Out There"--Video - Posted February 22, 2008
Sam Zell spoke at UCLA last night, and provocatively suggested a newspaper should earn its way. How much more profit blood can ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 02.20.08 - Posted February 20, 2008
Good morning Washington. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | RADIO | JOBS Most of you did not have to work on Monday. ... [FishbowlDC]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted February 13, 2008
So Much For Change: Seems Agent of Change Sam Zell is doing exactly what stalwart media fucks would have done/have been doing since the beginning of time: laying people off. (And here we thought he was just going to be laying people.) At the L.A. T... [FishbowlLA]

LAT Readers Not As Impressed By Sam Zell As We Are - Posted February 11, 2008
Responding to an LAT piece about the candid and thrillingly weird Tribune Co. honcho Sam Zell, readers have expressed a concern that for all his color, Zell is going to be yet another de... [FishbowlLA]

Sam Zell, Also, Killed A Kid In the Eighth Grade - Posted February 7, 2008
OK, maybe not. But there's definitely something the Tribune Co. owner and ... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted January 22, 2008
Big Nom Country: No Country for Old Men gets eight Oscar nominations. Get the rest of the wildly unsurprising nomination news here. ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 01.18.08 - Posted January 18, 2008
Good morning Washington. Today in D.C. history, Marion Barry said "bitch set me up." Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: REVOLVING DOOR | NEWSPAPERS | TV | ONLINE MEDIA | MAGAZINES | BOOKS | JOBS ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 01.14.08 - Posted January 14, 2008
Good morning Washington. On this day in 1952, the "Today" show premiered, in 1973 the Dolphins became the only one of only two NFL teams to go undefeated during the regular season, and in 2004, President Bush announced we're going to Mars. (Hat tip: MicCheckRadio). Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: ... [FishbowlDC]

ERS: KTLA Gets Rose Parade Ratings Hit Post Edwards. Is Eubanks Next? - Posted January 8, 2008
ERSNews.com loves pretty flowers and old ladies. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. So it makes sense that they'd be up in arms over the ouster of Stephanie Edwards from the Rose Parade two years ago... [FishbowlLA]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted December 21, 2007
Sam's Big Day: Billionaire Sam Zell took over control of the Los Angeles Times and the Tribune Company on Thursday in what the LAT calls, "a debt-heavy deal that creates tremendous opportunities and risks for one of America's top newspapers." Wanna hear Sam Zell talk about it? There's ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 12.21.07 - Posted December 20, 2007
Good morning Washington. You don't plan on watching any college football games on New Years Day. And, this morning, Kiefer Sutherland celebrates his 41st birthday sober, and in jail. Quickly navigate Morning Reading List: NEWSPAPERS | T... [FishbowlDC]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted December 19, 2007
FitzSimons Resigns: Tribune Co. CEO Dennis J. FitzSimons is stepping down as soon as Sam Zell completes his deal to take the company private -- which could be Thursday or Friday. FitzSimons, who slashed... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 12.10.07 - Posted December 10, 2007
Good morning Washington. For those of you wondering why we're not including the Politico, Roll Call and The Hill in our "Pictures of Morning Papers" feature -- which we'd love to do -- it's because a.) Politico and Roll Call are usually a day behind in posting theres and b.) The Hill... [FishbowlDC]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted December 7, 2007
Live Girls! Nude! Nude! The LAT is clearly smitten with Diablo Cody -- it's as though no one there has ever gotten this close to a stripper before. In what we think might be the third story about her this week, the Juno scribe appears in the lede of another one... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 11.16.07 - Posted November 16, 2007
Good morning Washington. An ABC release, "According to Nielsen Media Research for Sunday November 11, ABC News 'This Week with George Stephanopoulos' outperformed CBS' 'Face the Nation.' This is the third week in a row that 'This Week' beat 'Face the Nation' among the key Adults 25-54 demo. Among Total Viewers, it... [FishbowlDC]

LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted November 14, 2007
Regan-omics: Former publisher Judith Regan filed a $100-million defamation lawsuit against News Corp., saying she was told to lie to the feds to protect Rudy Giuliani's pr... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 11.06.07 - Posted November 6, 2007
Good morning Washington. Eventually, you want to have kids. News University is hosting, The Electronic Election: Covering the 2008 Vote: A NewsU/Poynter Webinar on November 14. Register ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 10.11.07 - Posted October 11, 2007
Good morning Washington. Joe Biden is your choice for POTUS. TVGuide interviews Chris Matthews. Via Wednesday's "... [FishbowlDC]

Sundown on Sunset: Missing in Action - Posted August 31, 2007
That Sam Zell video? Missing from the TimesLink page and even staffers can't view it. Makes ya think. Also lost in cyberspace: Theresa Duncan's ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 08.21.07 - Posted August 21, 2007
Good morning Washington. You think Tony Snow will say goodbye to in 1-2 months. "When the Issue Is War, Take Nothing for Granted" ... [FishbowlDC]

Zell's Little Hell - Posted July 5, 2007
Sam Zell has a few hurdles to clear before he can buy the Tribune Co., even though shareholders are set to vote on his $8.2 billion proposal in late August. According to the LAT: Washington regulators must agree to transfer the licenses of Tribune's 23 TV stations and one radio station to the... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 06.25.07 - Posted June 25, 2007
Good morning Washington. According to the PEJ Talk Show Index for June 10-15, "That marked only the second time all year that immigration was the leading talk subject." Washington Post reports, "A graduat... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 06.18.07 - Posted June 18, 2007
Good morning Washington. An NBC release announced that since "Meet the Press" did not air at its normal time last Sunday, it was labeled a special by Nielsen "and therefore this edition of 'Meet the Press' will not be included in the week or season-to-date average." Slate's John Dickerson ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 06.15.07 - Posted June 15, 2007
Good morning Washington. You think there is no White House run in the future for Newt Gingrich or Al Gore. New York Post ... [FishbowlDC]

Morning Reading List, 05.29.07 - Posted May 29, 2007
Good morning Washington. An ABC release announced that "World News with Charles Gibson" "won the May sweep among Total Viewers, Households and Adults 25-54, marking the broadcast's second consecutive sweeps win. The last time 'World News' won back-to-back sweeps among both Total Viewers and the demo was eleven years ago in 1996." A... [FishbowlDC]

LAT Buy-Out Memo Follow-up From O'Shea - Posted April 23, 2007
Editor Jim O'Shea asks staff not to give in to anger and hate--especially over the "unnamed (Trib )executives" who've gathered some hefty bonuses for working on the sale to Sam Zell. Scott Smith, president of Tribune Publishing got $400,000, just to ... [FishbowlLA]

Morning Reading List, 04.09.07 - Posted April 9, 2007
Good morning Washington. The Onion is no threat to The City Paper. The PEJ Talk Show Index for March 25-30 shows, "There was a disagreement between the nation s radio and cable talk hosts over the juiciest talk topic last w... [FishbowlDC]

FBLA Poll: Sam Zell--Bad News Bear or Good News Gnome? - Posted April 4, 2007
Sam Zell, the pint-sized plunderer of failing companies, is pretty much unknown to Los Angeles residents. FBLA can't help but wonder if he's got the right stuff to make the ... [FishbowlLA]

Latest Rumors From Inside The LAT Newsroom - Posted April 3, 2007
The latest scuttlebutt: LAT Publisher David Hiller and ed Jim O'Shea heart Sam Zell and urged the Trib's board to give the grave dancer insider info. Know more? Do tell. ... [FishbowlLA]

LAT in 90 Navel-Gazing Seconds - Posted April 3, 2007
Tim Rutten is an Angry, Angry Man: We're going long-form today, to print the best part of Tim Rutten's column in its entirety: Over the last five years, this paper's readers have received less and less in the way of news and f... [FishbowlLA]

Sam Zell--Tribune's New Owner - Posted April 2, 2007
Sam Zell, the new owner of the Chicago Tribune Company, has quite a reputation as a motorcycle-riding, cowboy booted swashbucker who came up the hard way. He's on the Board of Directors of ... [FishbowlLA]

Tribune Co. Sold To Zell For $8.2 Billion - Posted April 2, 2007
After months of negotiations that saw few bidders, the Chicago-based Tribune Co., owner of the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, announced this morning its sale to billionare Sam Zell for $8.2 billion. Zell outbid Los Angeles-based billionaires Eli Broad and Ron Burkle, upping his bid late last night. The company also plans... [Fishbowl NY]

Tribune Co. Sold To Zell For $8.2 Billion - Posted April 2, 2007
After months of negotiations that saw few bidders, the Chicago-based Tribune Co., owner of the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, announced this morning its sale to billionare Sam Zell for $8.2 billion. Zell outbid Los Angeles-based billionaires Eli Broad and Ron Burkle, upping his bid late last night. The company also plans... [FishbowlNY]

"Zell Wins Auction for Tribune" - Posted April 2, 2007
From the WSJ: Chicago investor Sam Zell has won the bidding for Tribune Co., according to a person familiar with the company's six-month old auction. Exact terms should be disclosed this morning, this person said. They include a low break-up fee, which would encourage the partnership of Eli Broad and ... [FishbowlDC]

LAT in 90 Seconds - Posted April 2, 2007
Abode Issue Doesn't Bode Well: New Tribune Co. owner Sam Zell calls himself a "vulture investor... [FishbowlLA]

Another Suitor Tries to Woo LAT - Posted February 7, 2007
Another surprise bidder has entered the contest for the Tribune Co., owner of the Los Angeles Times and other local properties. Chicago real estate magnate Sam Zell has offered what the LAT calls "a complicated proposal." In t... [FishbowlLA]

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