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Categories: Sam Zell

Former Time Mirror Executives' Golden Parachutes Revealed In Tribune's Bankruptcy Filing

Posted by: Jon Fine on December 08

Tribune Co. petitioned for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today, and in its bankruptcy filing listed many key financial details, including who it owes money to. Among them are the amounts it...

Sam Zell Speaks His Mind About Advertising On CNBC

Posted by: Jon Fine on June 27

. . . around five minutes ago. INTERVIEWER: What about the ad market? SAM ZELL: What ad market?...

Bloodbath: Tribune's Hartford Courant To Cut A Quarter Of News Pages And News Staff

Posted by: Jon Fine on June 25

I'm outside of London right now with wacky connectivity, so the following memo may be everywhere already. But around an hour ago Hartford Courant staffers were told that around a...

Big-City Newspapers And Their Real Estate

Posted by: Jon Fine on March 28

I still don’t understand why more major-market newspapers aren’t doing this. The big-city daily typically owns a huge chunk of prime downtown real estate, which was bought, built and developed...

Department Of Nobody-Asked-Me-But . . .

Posted by: Jon Fine on January 11

This week's column contains some suggestions for how new Tribune owner Sam Zell might make his big deal work. My goof in not asking all of you for input. So...

Sam Zell: "I Have No Intention Of Selling The L.A. Times. Period. End Of Speech."

Posted by: Jon Fine on April 13

So says the new owner of Tribune when interviewed by Maria Bartiromo in this week's BusinessWeek. Full interview is here Some other interesting bits: "I don't have any plans to...

Tribune, Sam Zell, David Geffen and the Los Angeles Times: One Mea Culpa And Two Questions

Posted by: Jon Fine on April 06

Turns out I am wrong in this post when I say Sam Zell will be stuck with the Los Angeles Times (and vice versa), and that selling the L.A. Times...

Tribune, Again (Still?)

Posted by: Jon Fine on April 04

I was quiet here on Monday about the sale of Tribune, because I was working on this column....

David Geffen and the Los Angeles Times: The Answer Is Still 'No.'

Posted by: Jon Fine on April 03

UPDATE 4/6: Oooh--thesis below turns out to be wrong. Or at least incomplete. For a correction, an explanation, a mea culpa, and a couple of additional questions, read this post....


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