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 >>
Over the weekend, liberal media types coast to coast suffered jags of anxiety after the New York Times reported that Charles and David Koch -- AKA the billionaire Jagger and Richards of the Tea Party agenda -- are eyeing a new shiny toy: the troubled Tribune Co., the parent behind eight of the count ... More >>
South Florida beer nerds collectively threw up their arms and danced a little jig -- all without spilling a drop of their precious hand-crafted, coffee-infused porter, of course -- with the news that Goose Island beer soon will be available in all 50 states. According to the Goose Island website, th ... More >>
Over 140 people in 20 states have been stricken with salmonella traced to yellowfin tuna meat scraped from bones and organs. One person in Florida has been sick, with the bulk of illnesses clustered in New York (28), Maryland (14), Wisconsin (14), and Illinois (13). The Centers for Disease Control p ... More >>
freeinfosociety.comHarold Lovell may have smoked a lot of weed, but he never ran into this asshole.Here's one way to find out your long-lost family member wasn't murdered by a serial killer who dressed up as a clown on the weekends and buried bodies under his house -- he's been arrested ten times ... More >>
Abrams is done writing memos.After two years of writing long, rambling memos that made newspaper staffers from Chicago to Fort Lauderdale cringe, the missives became Lee Abrams' downfall.Abrams was chief innovation officer for the Tribune Co., which owns the Chicago Tribune, the L.A.&nb ... More >>
Photo: Chris Sweda / Chicago TribuneIndisputable evidence that this ex-Dolphins clergyman is a born-again Bears fanGod only knows how good he is in the pulpit, but there's no doubting Rev. Greg Barrette is a master of self-promotion. Several years ago, when he was a pastor in Delray Beach, he lan ... More >>
Count acting FCC Chairman Michael Copps among those who believe the current strategy of decimating staffs at newspapers is the wrong way to deal with the economic downturn, especially since most are still making money.
"I am seriously worried about the decline of broa ... More >>
Well, the new circulation numbers are out and the Miami Herald took it on the chin in a rather stunning way.
While the average circulation at the nation's daily newspapers (with 50,000-plus subscribers) was down an average of 7 percent, the Miami Herald more than doubled that decline ... More >>
Things are tough all over at the Sun-Sentinel. Fresh off the Pulp transom (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an email sent from the Palm Beach County Clerk of Courts to Sun-Sentinel reporters. Apparently the bankrupt Tribune Co. hasn't been paying for court records, so the clerk had enough. Until th ... More >>
In his latest think piece, Tribune Co. Chief Innovation Officer Lee Abrams describes his idea for a TV news crime show:
During the newscast you "switch" to the WXXX Crime Bureau. There you have an ex- cop type whose "seen it all"---rough at the edges. Gravy stains on his shirt. It's all about ... More >>
Tribune Co. Chief Innovation Officer Lee Abrams continues on his jihad against "fake and jive" in local TV news. He says he talked to a "voice guy" Tribune stations were using and was given the lowdown.
"The copy he receives is often horrible," Abrams writes. " ... More >>
Tribune Co. Innovation Chief Lee Abrams is clearly more focused on the Tribune's 25 television stations than he is the newspapers right now. And, judging from his latest think pieces, he's not at all happy with the appearance of the company's anchors. In a recent piece, he decried the fact that ... More >>
Tribune Co. Chief Innovation Officer Lee Abrams begins his latest think piece, titled "Cutting Through Crisis," this way:
"When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters: On represents danger, the other opportunity. I'm not sure if that's the literal translation, but prett ... More >>
Tribune Co. Chief Innovation Officer Lee Abrams writes in his latest "Think Piece" that the financial problems facing the company are "way above my pay grade" and, borrowing a popular corporate slogan, he is focused on maximizing "our successful brands that reach out and touch a ... More >>
We've all heard about the arrest of Illinois Rod "I'm Not A Crook II" Blagojevich, but did you hear the one about his wife?
Patricia Blagojevich is the one who seems to have instigated the (allegedly criminal) attempt by the guv to try to bribe Sam Zell into firing the Chicago Tribun ... More >>
In his latest "think piece," Tribune Co. Chief Innovation Officer Lee Abrams draws a line in the sand for EVERYone in the company's newsrooms (including the Sun-Sentinel):
Revolutions are about "we". The leaders need to engage EVERYone. And EVERYone needs to engage the cause. You ar ... More >>