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Tribune editorials speak as one: monopoly rules

Obama lawyers go after Chicago newspaper chain’s jugular

Editorialists employed by Chicago's Tribune Publishing, otherwise known in media circles as the newspaper chain from hell, have wasted no time condemning the U.S. Justice Department for killing Tribune's putative deal to seize control of ...

Charter-school backer buys hefty stake in Union-Tribune

Michael Ferro latest player in high-dollar Chicago boardroom political poker

Be it the wandering football team or the fate of the hometown newspaper, rank-and-file San Diegans are usually the last to know about the behind-the-scenes wheeling-and-dealing of their billionaire owners. Arguably there is more popular ...

Murdoch says L.A. Times to be sold

If true, Union-Tribune will also likely have new owner soon

Publishing magnate Rupert Murdoch today (November 27) sent out a tweet saying that Tribune Publishing, now parent of the Los Angeles Times and Union-Tribune, will be sold to a Wall Street group. Then the Los ...

Can L.A. billionaire’s cash halt U-T layoffs?

Broad foundation funding emerges as source of influence in Los Angeles Times intrigue

Crain's Chicago Business is reporting that "hundreds" of employees of Chicago-based Tribune Publishing, proprietor of the San Diego Union-Tribune, could be departing at year’s end as a result of accepting the troubled company's buyout offer. ...

Fired San Diego publisher gets journo school platform

Beutner bound for Columbia as anti-Tribune drumbeat mounts

Austin Beutner, the wealthy ex–Wall Street hedge fund veteran who spent 110 days as publisher of the San Diego Union-Tribune earlier this year before being canned by Chicago-based U-T owner Tribune Publishing, is heading back ...

Tribune says L.A. operation lags

Forecasts for Southern California lowered

The Chicago Tribune has publicly stated that the Southern California operation of Tribune Publishing is not doing well financially, and doing poorly compared with the rest of the company. Earlier this month, Tribune Publishing fired ...

Opponentless mayor backed by $1.2 million

Cash flows to San Diego's Faulconer from many wealthy directions.

On the heels of a report from the University of Southern California chiding San Diego's wealthy establishment for running the town as an "exclusionary enterprise" for big money special interests, campaign reporting season has arrived, ...

In San Diego versus Chargers, is next move up to Beutner?

Wealthy publisher favored moving Comic-Con to Los Angeles

The battle between San Diego's Republican mayor Kevin Faulconer and the Chargers, growing fiercer by the day, has turned the San Diego GOP's historic relationship with the team-owning Spanos family on its political head. Patriarch ...

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