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tronc to San Diego: drop dead?

Does turmoil at the Los Angeles Times foreshadow far deeper trouble for the paper's smaller San Diego sister, the Union-Tribune? That's the fear of local news insiders, eyes glued to the latest fast-moving drama that ...

January 29, 2018
Tronc'ed again: Union-Tribune faces yet more jobless fears

It may be curtains for media giant Gannett's multibillion-dollar deal for tronc, the Chicago-based newspaper chain that owns San Diego's Union-Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, leaving employees of the troubled print-based business in more ...

October 27, 2016
Behold Gannett, prospective master of San Diego

Just how much does newspaper giant Gannett Co. want to own the downtrodden dailies of tronc, proprietor of the San Diego Union-Tribune? Enough to pay a minor king’s ransom, based on the latest news out ...

August 26, 2016
Union-Tribune owner’s war of escalating insults

If today's economically besieged newspapers are cutting back their press runs, the same can't be said of the voluminous verbiage piling up in the war for control of Chicago-based Tribune publishing, owner of the San ...

May 2, 2016
Unrestrained boosterism and biased reporting in U-T’s future?

As cheerleading continues for a new tax-subsidized downtown stadium to house the Chargers, the Chicago ownership of the San Diego Union-Tribune is being hit by pundits who assert that the company's latest business strategy is ...

March 10, 2016
Will Oscar freebies change Union-Tribune’s destiny?

How likely is Michael Ferro, the San Diego Union-Tribune’s new uber-master in Chicago, to sell the paper to someone else, in particular Los Angeles Democratic billionaire Eli Broad? Speculation has been hot and heavy among ...

March 1, 2016
Will Union-Tribune finally lose its master from hell?

Life under the influence of the national newspaper chain from hell just got even more uncertain for the remaining scribes at the San Diego Union-Tribune, as well as the declining readership that continues to rely ...

February 23, 2016
Charter-school backer buys hefty stake in Union-Tribune

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 ...

February 5, 2016
From Broad's mouth: Rupert was wrong

To buy or not to buy. That was the question still pursuing Eli Broad as he issued a denial of media mogul Rupert Murdoch's tweet that Broad wants to take over the L.A. Times, and ...

December 8, 2015
Friday the 13th: good luck for Eli Broad?

Tribune Publishing, the spun-off print stepchild of the once-mighty Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times media empire, is facing yet another fork in the road. Last week was filled with news about the company's 7 ...

November 16, 2015
As U-T faces sale, hurricane Eli takes NOLA

With many of San Diego's few remaining journalism jobs hanging in the balance, there's fresh word on the street that the Union-Tribune could be in new hands within mere months. "The odds are better than ...

October 22, 2015
Layoff czar takes over Union-Tribune

Workers hunkered down in their warrens at the San Diego Union-Tribune reportedly didn’t see much of Austin Beutner, the paper's ex-publisher, whose unceremonious firing this week was accompanied by word that Los Angeles Democratic billionaire ...

September 10, 2015
Strange bedfellows seek U-T control

With the battle for control of U-T San Diego raging behind closed doors, two distinctly dark-horse candidates to take over the troubled media operation have been surfaced by newspaper-industry blogger Ken Doctor. The first to ...

March 6, 2015
U-T pension woes emerge in takeover battle

One of the bigger ironies to be found in the struggle over who will be next to own San Diego's daily newspaper may turn out to be the pension problem. Not public worker pensions — ...

March 3, 2015
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