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The Baltimore Sun Dragged Into Bankruptcy With Tribune Chain

December 9, 2008


One year ago this month, Sam Zell piled $8.2 billion in new debt on The Tribune Co. and took the newspaper chain private. That back-breaking debt has now forced Tribune to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Tribune owns eight major daily newspapers (including The Baltimore Sun and its suburban weeklies), 23 TV stations, WGN […]

Baltimore Sun Is Wrong On Slots

October 20, 2008


It is hard to accept that The Baltimore Sun has come out in support of slot machines in Maryland. The Sun editorial page has been strongly and consistently opposed to slots, like . . . forever. The Sun has published at least 75 editorials against slots over the past 10 years. Now, with the slots […]

Recession Is the End for U.S. Newspapers As We’ve Known Them

July 2, 2008


The Recession of 08 and 09 will be a nail in the coffin for some U.S. industries. For big newspapers, airlines, and automakers, the recession is the end of business as usual, the end of business as they have enjoyed it for the past half-century. The industries will survive in some form, I guess, but […]

The Baltimore Sun, Sam Zell, And Wrigley Field

March 14, 2008


Question: What does The Baltimore Sun, recently rediscovered by The Wire, have in common with the Chicago Cubs? Answer: Sam Zell. He’s everywhere. He seems to own everything. And he might be willing to unload some of his properties to reduce the $13 billion debt (plus $1 billion a year in interest, according to Forbes) […]

Baltimore Sun In Decline

February 26, 2008


Readers are used to seeing signs of decline at The Baltimore Sun. Now the paper is beginning to look downright emaciated. Saturday’s Baltimore Sun featured a lonely Editorial page. Gone was the Op-Ed page. There wasn’t 75 cents worth of anything in the Saturday Sun, unless you’re willing to pay for the car ads. The […]

Maryland Special Session – Media Coverage

November 11, 2007


The Washington Post was first to report last summer that Gov. Martin O’Malley was considering a tax proposal, and The Post has continued to beat The Baltimore Sun up to and through the Special Session of the General Assembly. That includes coverage this morning, Sunday, Nov. 11. The Post had a full report on the House of […]

All the Opinion That’s Fit to Print

October 28, 2007


The Washington Post editorial page opined Sunday that the special session of the General Assembly is fraught with uncertainty and obstacles for Gov. Martin O’Malley. The Baltimore Sun editorial page put a more positive spin on the special session, seeing opportunity to resolve the state’s structural deficit. The Sun expressed hope that the legislature will follow O’Malley’s […]