Chicago Journal and Skyline won’t be published by Wednesday Journal Inc. beyond December
Sun-Times sports editor Chris De Luca has extra reason to appreciate our Golden BAT award.
Jim Lynch is another veteran reporter paid by the Scientologists to report on the St. Petersburg Times.
Jim Tyree has now lined up every last duck. Tyree wanted a guarantee of labor peace before he and his investment group would buy the Sun-Times Media Group, and on Friday the last of the unions, Chicago Typographical Union Local 16, six printers strong, agreed to terms.
Whatever happened to Conrad Black and David Radler, the two scamps from Canada who in addition to the Sun-Times controlled about half the dailies in Canada at one point, and, when they decided to sell them off, arranged huge noncompete payments for themselves that landed them both behind bars?
In 1975 the Chicago Typographical Union signed lifetime job guarantees with the Sun-Times and Tribune. At the dawn of the era in which the composing room would become obsolete, as newspapers turned to putting their pages together electronically, the dailies wanted the flexibility to shift their journeyman printers to other work. To get it, they […]
After a grueling standoff, the union agrees to let the Sun-Times Media Group’s new owners do anything they want—almost.
Newspaper Guild units representing employees of Sun-Times Media Group papers are voting Wednesday evening on what Chicago Newspaper Guild president Lynne Stiefel calls a “complete package.” It’s an exceptionally hard-to-swallow set of contract concessions demanded by financier Jim Tyree if his investment group is to buy the assets of the bankrupt STMG, but it does […]
…the hedge fund manager who says he wants to explore a bid on the assets of the Sun-Times Media Group?
Nominally this Beachwood Reporter list is about how little Jim Tyree may end up paying for the Sun-Times Media Group (isn’t Ebert’s blog worth that alone?), but the people who really end up looking silly are, in order: 1. TribCo underpants gnomes 2. Milton Bradley.
The 5 o’clock deadline for bidding on the assets of the Sun-Times Media Group expired Monday, and no second bidder came forward.
Again courtesy of the management of the Sun-Times Media Group, I’ve been shown a second letter from the nonunion employees of a STMG daily to the paper’s Newspaper Guild members. This one’s from the Joliet Herald News and it carries 28 signatures. As with the first letter, which originated at Indiana’s Post-Tribune, the the message […]
The fault line between the union and nonunion employees of the Sun-Times Media Group couldn’t be clearer than it now appears to be at the Post-Tribune, the group’s daily in Lake County, Indiana.
Some lively suggestions for the Sun-Times Media Group from a lively former employee
In Tuesday’s memo to the troops, interim Sun-Times Media Group CEO Jeremy Halbreich asserted that despite reports that somebody new is talking about entering next week’s bankruptcy court auction, “there is, as of today, only one bidder for the Company’s assets.” And that’s financier James Tyree’s investment group, whose leader “has repeatedly expressed his enthusiasm […]