The media "Kochtapus" could soon be a reality. The clock is running down on the sale-time for the Tribune Company, a package of some of the most venerated newspapers in the country, including our own Sun-Sentinel. The troubled company is expected to go to the highest bidder this month, and, as we re ... More >>
The idea of swallowing down morning coffee alongside some front-page libertarian bloviation courtesy of a Koch-owned Sun Sentinel isn't sitting too well with some. Last week, we sent out a smoke signal about the possible media sale everyone is talking about: The South Florida daily's parent -- the T ... More >>
Previously: What if new Sun-Sentinel owners decide to sell?If you hadn't noticed, it's a hell of a time to be in the newspaper business. Last month, we wondered aloud about the imminent sale of the Tribune newspaper company -- which includes our local beacon of truth and coupons, the Sun-Sentinel -- ... More >>
For a long time, South Florida has been a three-newspaper land. The Palm Beach Post, the Sun-Sentinel, and the Miami Herald all overlapped to some degree, giving this stranger-than-fiction region a little competition in the newspaper business. That sets us apart from the rest of the country, but it' ... More >>
A U.S. media company announced today that they would be selling 63 newspapers to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway holding company for $142 million, according to the Associated Press. Berkshire Hathaway will also be loaning the company, Media General, $400 million to pay off other debts.Buffett's ... More >>
Flickr user: leoncillo sabinoNew numbers released today by a journalism industry auditor show that the Sun-Sentinel has won a rare victory in the South Florida media wars: Over the past year, its Sunday circulation surpassed the Miami Herald's. Preliminary numbers compiled by the Audit Bure ... More >>
FitzSimonsNow former Sun-Sentinel reporter and writing coach John de Groot lays out the audacity -- and outrageousness -- of the severance packages paid to former Tribune executives at the time they unloaded the company to Sam Zell in a doomed, d ... More >>
Sure, it might seem like bad taste to kick the Sun-Sentinel when it's down, especially when its
parent company, Tribune Co., is bankrupt. But we'd say it's not bad taste to point out that the media conglomerate is writing bad checks to the Fort Lauderdale Police Department.The Tribune Co. recen ... More >>
I've been so busy juggling about six hellacious stories that I've been neglecting the roots of this blog -- coverage of the local media. I think another reason is that it's just too damn depressing and it seems like Groundhog Day. More corporate idiocy and more layoffs all the time. .
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I've been documenting the downsizing of newspapers here for the past couple of years, so I guess it was bound to happen. My newspaper, which has largely avoided the carnage, has been cutting not just empty positions, but people. And the bloodletting has happened at several other newsp ... More >>
As I reported Monday, the giant developer Related Group and the Fanjul sugar family, owner of Florida Crystals, have been in talks to try to purchase the Miami Herald. From the Herald today:
... Miami real estate developer Jorge Perez confirmed Monday that he and Florida sugar magnate Alfonso Fanju ... More >>
CNBC just reported that Sun-Sentinel parent Tribune Co. has just filed for bankruptcy.
How fast was that?
"It's one of the fastest bankruptcy filings on new issue of debt since Worldcom -- since Worldcom," answers one of the prettier talking heads on the network.
The good news is that at least the ... More >>
What a weekend for South Florida newspapers -- a very bad one. The Miami Herald is up for sale and Tribune Co., the parent of the Sun-Sentinel, is preparing for what may be inevitable bankruptcy.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the media company -- which counts among its properties the Los ... More >>
Cox Enterprises Inc., the company that owns the Palm Beach Post , is reorganizing to bring all of its media business together under a new entity called Cox Media Group. Doug Franklin, the publisher at the Post, is headed to Atlanta to lead the new newspaper division, wh ... More >>