Days before my review copy of James O’Shea’s The Deal From Hell came in the mail, a friend who’d read an excerpt of O’Shea’s account of the Tribune Company-Times Mirror merger and its calamitous aftermath e-mailed me to rip the author. At issue: O’Shea’s failure to be up-front about the friendship between his ex-boss Ann […]
Randy Michaels suffers, Sam Zell skates.
A former features editor of the Chicago Tribune is hired as publisher of the Chicago Reader.
How many journalists, like the Chicago Tribune’s Susan Chandler, are contending for awards this spring but have already lost their jobs?
Ann Marie Lipinski is named vice president for civic engagement at the University of Chicago.
Is Ann Marie Lipinski’s resignation part of a proud new tradition?
Chicago Tribune editor Ann Marie Lipinski quits.
Looking back at Steve Rhodes’s 2001 profile of recently-resigned Trib editor Ann Marie Lipinski.
Pickett’s Charge Debra Pickett trembles on the cusp of stardom. She knows it; her readers know it, colleagues at the Sun-Times know it–though none have called to complain she’s a callow princess unfit to mop the floors at midnight (which is the sort of thing I heard years ago when Richard Roeper trembled on the […]
Hometown Team Loses an MVP “Whatever the Tribune says is fine with me,” Bernie Lincicome told me. But it wasn’t. After 29 years with Tribune Company newspapers, the last 16 of them writing a sports column in Chicago, Lincicome resigned last month. News of his departure was buried in Jim Kirk’s media column, where sports […]