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End Of The Daily Newspaper Era?

December 18, 2008


The Detroit Free Press will become the first major metro daily newspaper in the U.S. to reduce home delivery from seven-days-a-week to three days. The Free Press and the Detroit News will cut back home delivery to only the three most lucrative days of the week: Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The historic change will take […]

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 […]

Obama’s ‘Dreams From My Father’

February 3, 2008


For insights on Barack Obama’s problem-solving style, especially his ability to see both sides of an issue, see Sarah Aswell’s review of Obama’s first book, Dreams From My Father, at The review includes an interesting paragraph about Obama’s community work in Chicago. Sometimes it’s hard to get past how thin Obama’s experience is, but […]