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Pew Report: Total Value of Station Acquisitions Hits 7-Year High - Posted March 26, 2014
In the annual State of the News Media report, Pew Research Center finds local television station sales in 2013 were up 205% compared to 2012. Nearly 300 stations were sold last year for a total of $8.8 billion, a 367% increase in total value compared to the previous year. ... [TVSpy]

Q3 Earnings: Tribune Broadcasting Revenue Dips 6% - Posted November 11, 2013
Tribune Company reported $248 million in broadcasting revenues for the third quarter of 2013, a -6% drop compared to the year-ago quarter. The company attributed the decline to a $9 million decrease in advertising revenue, mostly at WGN in Chicago and WPIX in New York. The declines were partially offset by higher... [SocialTimes.com]

Tribune Exec: Filling WPIX News Director Slot is Priority One - Posted March 21, 2013
WPIX has been without a news director since October. But the station isn't exactly driving into the darkness alone. Veteran Channel 11 manager John Houseman was named interim news director when Bill Carey stepped down after three years. ... [Fishbowl NY]

Tribune Exec: Filling WPIX News Director Slot is Priority One - Posted March 21, 2013
WPIX has been without a news director since October. But the station isn't exactly driving into the darkness alone. Veteran Channel 11 manager John Houseman was named interim news director when Bill Carey stepped down after three years. ... [FishbowlNY]

Reuters Employee Indicted for Helping Anonymous Hack L.A. Times Website - Posted March 14, 2013
A social media manager for Reuters, who had previously worked for the Tribune company, has been indicted for allegedly helping a member of the hacker group Anonymous access the website of the Los Angeles Times. The indictment stems from events in late 2010, shortly after Matthew Keys, 26, had been fire... [AllFacebook]

WPIX Falls in February Sweeps; 'Expect Changes Everywhere,' Source - Posted March 1, 2013
We told you about WABC having another successful ratings period. That's not the case on East 42nd Street. WPIX was handed a gift last summer when WNYW made abrupt changes. With ... [Fishbowl NY]

WPIX Falls in February Sweeps; 'Expect Changes Everywhere,' Source - Posted March 1, 2013
We told you about WABC having another successful ratings period. That's not the case on East 42nd Street. WPIX was handed a gift last summer when WNYW made abrupt changes. With ... [FishbowlNY]

Report: WPIX Sees a Huge Dropoff During Cablevision Shutdown - Posted October 3, 2012
It's hardly a surprise to think the stalemate with Cablevision, now more than six weeks old, would cause a loss of viewers for WPIX. How could it not? The station has been blacked out to approximately 3 million Cablevision homes since the ... [Fishbowl NY]

Report: WPIX Sees a Huge Dropoff During Cablevision Shutdown - Posted October 3, 2012
It's hardly a surprise to think the stalemate with Cablevision, now more than six weeks old, would cause a loss of viewers for WPIX. How could it not? The station has been blacked out to approximately 3 million Cablevision homes since the ... [FishbowlNY]

Lionel Getting a Shot at Hosting Courtroom Show for Tribune - Posted September 25, 2012
Lionel has strong opinions. His ability to craft a cogent thought and offer salient solutions to a problem took him from lawyer to broadcaster. Lionel, who's real name is Michael Lebron, is seen daily on WPIX, ... [Fishbowl NY]

Lionel Getting a Shot at Hosting Courtroom Show for Tribune - Posted September 25, 2012
Lionel has strong opinions. His ability to craft a cogent thought and offer salient solutions to a problem took him from lawyer to broadcaster. Lionel, who's real name is Michael Lebron, is seen daily on WPIX, ... [FishbowlNY]

Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week - Posted September 21, 2012
Here's a look at what FishbowlNY stories made the most buzz this week. Here is Why It's Difficult to Defend Tina Brown and Newsweek, September 17 ... [FishbowlLA]

Semantic Web Jobs: Tribune Company - Posted August 27, 2012
The Tribune Company is looking for an Information and Semantics Principal in Chicago, IL. Responsibilities of the position include the following: "Manage day to day operations and administration of the I&SM group. Lead the development and execution of ... [semanticweb.com]

Hubbard Interested in Buying Tribune Stations - Posted May 23, 2012
Hubbard Broadcasting, which last year acquired 17 radio stations from Bonneville International, is interested in purchasing some of Tribune's radio and TV holdings. ... [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]

As Lone Sports Anchor Departs, Dallas's KDAF Lines Up MMJs to Cover Sports - Posted April 27, 2011
Veteran sports anchor-reporter Dave Crome (right) is leaving Dallas's KDAF this week after 10+ years with the Tribune-owned station. As Dallas media blogger Ed Bark ... [TVSpy]

Preparing to Expand Morning Newscast, WGN Signs Reporter Erin Mendez - Posted April 14, 2011
Erin Mendez has been upped to full-time status at Chicago's WGN. Mendez had been working as a freelance reporter for the Tribune-owned CW-affiliate and now, ... [TVSpy]

Tribune's WPIX Skips Over Breaking News in Assembly Line Newscast - Posted April 13, 2011
New York's WPIX was constrained by its newscast's slick format on Monday night when breaking news hit. Just after 8 p.m. on Monday, two planes collided while taxiing at JFK airport. And while WPIX's rival WNYW began ... [TVSpy]

As Larry Mendte Returned from Libya Empty-Handed, Some Question Wisdom of Trip - Posted April 12, 2011
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Morning Anchor Chris Burrous Transfers from New York to Los Angeles - Posted March 28, 2011
Anchor Chris Burrous, who joined New York's WPIX just last June, is switching coasts and joining KTLA. WPIX ... [TVSpy]

Mosaic by Tribune Set for New Microsoft Tablets - Posted January 6, 2011
Tribune announced that it will roll out an app for the upcoming line of Microsoft-based tablets, Mosaic by Tribune, which allows users to select articles to read by clicking on a moving set of photographs. Mosaic by Tribune will offer content from all of the publisher's newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times,... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

More Details Emerge on Tribune Digital Reorganization - Posted November 19, 2010
Tribune updated its staff via an email memo about the ongoing reorganization of its Tribune Digital unit sent by Tribune Digital executive vice president ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Eisner Not in Running to Head Tribune... Maybe - Posted September 24, 2010
All those reports that the Tribune Co.'s new boss would soon be Michael Eisner, if the company can ever get out of its bankruptcy proceedings, might have been premature. Eisner, of course, has ... [MediaJobsDaily]

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]

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]

Newsday Revamps Web Site - Posted July 23, 2009
Almost two months after debuting a new look in print, Long Island newspaper Newsday is showing off a Web site revamp today at Newsday.com... [Fishbowl NY]

Newsday Revamps Web Site - Posted July 23, 2009
Almost two months after debuting a new look in print, Long Island newspaper Newsday is showing off a Web site revamp today at Newsday.com... [FishbowlNY]

Panel: Publishers - SemTech 2009 Video - Posted July 10, 2009
MODERATOR: Greg Stuart, gregstuart.com PANELISTS: Keith DeWeese, Tribune Company-Tribune Interactive Evan Sandhaus, New York Times Company Paul Berry, HuffingtonPost.com Jim Stanley, CBS Interactive - Technology & News Michael S. Dunn, Hearst Interactive Media This discussion features representatives from major media companies who are seriously investigating or presently using semantic techno... [semanticweb.com]

SemTech 2009 - List of Attending Organziations - Posted July 2, 2009
The official attendance count for SemTech 2009 was 1170 individuals, from the following organizations (note many organizations were represented by multiple attendees). ... [semanticweb.com]

Friedman Gives Back $75K|Double X Takes On Jezebel|10 Reasons Why Bailing Out Newspapers Is A Bad Idea|Mag Publishers' Buyout Deal|Bankrupt Tribune Denied Severance - Posted May 13, 2009
The Daily Show With Jon StewartM - Th 11p / 10c... [Fishbowl NY]

Friedman Gives Back $75K|Double X Takes On Jezebel|10 Reasons Why Bailing Out Newspapers Is A Bad Idea|Mag Publishers' Buyout Deal|Bankrupt Tribune Denied Severance - Posted May 13, 2009
The Daily Show With Jon StewartM - Th 11p / 10c... [FishbowlNY]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Tribune Employee Handbook --Must Read! - Posted January 16, 2008
The new Tribune employee handbook is out! And it's as packed with wit, wisdom and wise cracks as anyone could wish, meaning it's much more fun to read that the company's official products. Rule #1: Use your best judgment. Rule #2: See Rule 1.... [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]

Tribune Half Answers Health Insurance Audit Question - Posted September 26, 2007
Word from LAT overlords at Tribune have done little to quell the concern newsroom folks have over potential... [FishbowlLA]

FBLA EXCLUSIVE: Family Friendly Tribune Company Threatens To Leave Employees Dependents In The Cold - Posted September 25, 2007
The Tribune, via consultant Mercer, sent an audit to LAT employees asking them to send verification that the people listed as dependents for benefits really are dependents. If they didn't by the middle of this month, those dependents would be dropped. The results have been a giant time-suck, not to ment... [FishbowlLA]

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