Job and content cuts
apparently won't be enough by themselves to pay off Tribune Co.'s approximately $13
million in debt.
The same day that the Hartford Courant
newsroom cuts, Tribune CEO Sam Zell told
employees the company will consider selling the iconic Tribune Tower
in Chicago, which is about 35% vacant,
and Times Mirror Square, home of the Los
Angeles Times. The Times reports
that it may be difficult to find a buyer for the LA property.
Also in the news regarding Zell's Tribune Co. makeover: Only
0.05% of subscribers to the redesigned Orlando
the newspaper to complain about its redesign, and chief innovation officer Lee
COO Randy Michaels' comments that reporter productivity should be measured by
column inches were “misinterpreted.”
Also in the media
a lawsuit with the family of a man who killed himself after being confronted on
To Catch A Predator.
The Palm Beach Post
cut 130 jobs in the newsroom and 300 positions companywide.
Former Nightly News
anchor Tom Brokaw says he's not
interested in hosting Meet the Press after
the presidential election.
The San Jose Mercury
News is reportedly trying
to lay off nine employees, but only gives them a day to decide.
Jim Lehrer will return to PBS' The NewsHour after a two-month recovery from heart surgery.