Three more cronies of ousted Tribune Company CEO Randy Michaels are also leaving the building. Phil Rosenthal and Steve Mills report in the Tribune that Tribune Interactive’s president, Marc Chase, senior vice president and COO, Jeff Kapugi, and executive vice president, Carolyn Gilbert — all, like Michaels, Clear Channel Communications vets — have resigned and that more departures are expected.

There’s a whiff of nostalgia to the Trib story: Rosenthal and Mills recall that the madcap press release announcing Chase’s arrival in the spring of 2008 attributed the announcement to “Hugh Jass — a Reputable Media Source,” and said Chase “obviously blackmailed his way into a position he is not remotely qualified to hold.” I called it “the sort of exercise anyone would laugh at who suspects laughter is now in his job description.”