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By Michael Oneal and Phil Rosenthal and Michael Oneal and Phil Rosenthal,Chicago Tribune | November 12, 2006
Turning up the heat on the already simmering auction for the assets of Chicago-based Tribune Co., Gannett Co., the nation's largest newspaper publisher, has emerged as a possible bidder for Tribune's newspaper properties, the Chicago Tribune learned yesterday. Executives from the McLean, Va.-based media giant, which publishes 90 U.S. newspapers, including top-read USA Today, were in Chicago last week to hear presentations on Tribune's financial condition, two sources close to the situation said.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2014
Many of you have seen that the Gannett newspapers are in the throes of a reorganization, cutting the staffs,* and creating ludicrous titles for the remnant.  One goal appears to be the elimination of Gannett's remaining copy editors, in the interest of more immediacy between writer and reader, with fewer "layers" or "tiers," or "silos," or whatever the current corporate speak is for settling for quick, cheap, sloppy work because readers are...
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BUSINESS
By Mark Ribbing and Mark Ribbing,SUN STAFF | July 3, 1999
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. said yesterday that it has completed its $81 million acquisition of three Midwestern television stations from Guy Gannett Communications.Baltimore-based Sinclair does not plan to keep the stations -- WICS-TV of Springfield, Ill.; WICD-TV of Champaign, Ill.; and KGAN of Cedar Rapids, Iowa -- for long.Sinclair picked up the stations as part of a wider $310 million transaction with Guy Gannett, and has said it will sell them off as part of a cost-reduction strategy.
NEWS
By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
In its farcical "reinvention," Gannett's  Cincinnati Enquirer  is cutting loose Paul Clark.  Paul is a writer and editor of uncommon ability whom I have had the good fortune to number among my colleagues and whom I can recommend to you without reservation. He is one of the best.   If an employer with more perspicacity than The Enquirer 's management (you must number in the multitudes), would like to engage his services, he can be reached at pclark500@gmail.com.  If I were you, I would not delay.   
BUSINESS
By Mark Ribbing and Mark Ribbing,SUN STAFF | September 9, 1998
Continuing its aggressive acquisition strategy, Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. said yesterday that it is buying Guy Gannett Communications' seven television stations for $310 million in cash.The deal gives Sinclair a collection of small-market stations affiliated with the Big Three networks: ABC, CBS and NBC.Sinclair has generally preferred to buy stations affiliated with newer broadcast networks: Fox, UPN and the WB Network. In Baltimore, for example, Sinclair owns Fox affiliate WBFF-TV and programs the WB Network's WNUV-TV.
NEWS
August 25, 1991
Paul Miller, 84, a lifelong newspaperman who was chairman of Gannett Co. and the Associated Press, died Wednesday at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla., of complications from pneumonia, a hospital official said. As president, chief executive and chairman of Gannett, Mr. Miller oversaw the expansion of a small newspaper group into the nation's largest. He retired in 1980, after 33 years with Gannett. Mr. Miller was chairman of the Associated Press board from 1963 to 1977, the only former AP employee to hold that position.
BUSINESS
By Los Angeles Times | August 15, 1991
OAKLAND, Calif. -- The ailing Oakland Tribune was saved from extinction less than an hour before sunrise yesterday, when the non-profit Freedom Forum came to the rescue with a pledge to pump at least $5 million into the debt-ridden newspaper.Employees who just one day earlier had brought in cardboard boxes, expecting to pack up their belongings when the paper folded, were jubilant. They hugged each other, cried, toasted their good fortune with mineral water and danced in the newsroom after publisher Robert C. Maynard announced that "the Oakland Tribune is here to stay."
BUSINESS
By Los Angeles Times | August 9, 1991
Oakland Tribune Publisher Robert C. Maynard bitterly accused media giant Gannett Co. yesterday of "killing" his troubled daily newspaper and said that it would have to close Wednesday if Gannett did not change its position on a debt repayment.Mr. Maynard said that an unidentified investor had agreed to pump desperately needed capital into the paper, which has been on the brink of bankruptcy for months despite extensive staff reductions and pay cuts it negotiated with its unions.But the deal required Gannett, which sold the paper to Mr. Maynard in 1983, to accept $2.5 million as full repayment for the $31.5 million it is owed by the Tribune.
NEWS
September 6, 1994
David WrightDavid Wright 74, the South African-born poet who said being deaf since childhood gave him an unusual view of truth, died of cancer on Aug. 28 in London. In addition to his poetry, he produced guides to Portugal, an autobiography, anthologies of verse, book reviews, a biography of fellow South African poet Roy Campbell and translations of "Beowulf" and "The Canterbury Tales." As a child, he caught scarlet fever, and the illness left him deaf.Barbara Hammer AvedonBarbara Hammer Avedon, 64, a screenwriter, feminist and peace activist who co-created the "Cagney & Lacey" TV series, died Wednesday of cancer in Los Angeles.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | November 23, 2004
ST. LOUIS - Shares of Pulitzer Inc., owner of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and 78 other newspapers, rose more than 17 percent after the company said it's considering a sale. The company may sell for as much as $1.5 billion, and Gannett Co., the largest U.S. newspaper publisher, could be a leading candidate to buy it, said Barry L. Lucas, an analyst with Gabelli & Co., which owns Gannett shares. Pulitzer's 14 daily and 65 weekly newspapers are located primarily in mid-size and small U.S. cities such as Bloomington, Ill., and Provo, Utah, which makes the company attractive to a range of suitors, said Lucas.
NEWS
By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2013
Jodie Lau, a colleague at the Arizona Republic with whom I worked a few years back in a Maynard Institute program, writes to say that she has established an award named after me. Now with Gannett's Phoenix design studio, she has established a weekly headline writing award that will culminate in a monthly award. The award is the JohnnyMac, and the trophy is a stuffed leopard wearing a polka-dot bow tie. I might not be the most wholesome influence on headline writers, having once published at The Cincinnati Enquirer the headline "Every little breeze seems to whisper feces," about a residential neighborhood in Detroit troubled by odors from a sewage treatment plant.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2013
Having commented repeatedly on the literacy and exclusivity of the audience for this blog, I'd like to turn today to some particulars. Assuming, I think reasonably, that people who follow me as @johnemcintyre on Twitter are also likely readers of this blog, I present some recent followers and their self-descriptions. carrie mason-draffen (@newsgirlie): "Newsday reporter/columnist, author of 151 Quick Ideas to Deal With Difficult People. " Haven't read it, but if it excludes firearms and the cat, it must be an impressive list.  Lauren Raab @raablauren "Copy editor at @latimes.Contributor t o @latimespast.
BUSINESS
September 4, 2008
Phelps' mother signs deal with clothier Women's retailer Chico's said yesterday that it has signed an endorsement deal with Debbie Phelps, the mother of gold medalist Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. The Florida-based retailer approached Phelps after seeing her wearing their clothes while watching her son swim during the Summer Olympics in Beijing. Phelps bought her entire Beijing outfit from a Chico's in Towson. Chico's did not disclose financial details of the deal. Baltimore to condemn 89 lots in Fairfield The city of Baltimore moved yesterday to condemn and take possession of 89 lots in Fairfield, a spit of land in Curtis Bay near the Harbor Tunnel.
NEWS
July 16, 2007
J. DONALD BRANDT, 78 Delaware journalist J. Donald Brandt, a veteran Delaware journalist and former editor of The News Journal of Wilmington, died Thursday in the West Indies after being hospitalized on Montserrat with a collapsed lung, said his daughter, Robin L. Brandt. In 1961, Mr. Brandt joined The Morning News, which later merged with The Evening Journal into The News Journal, as a copy editor. He went on to serve as garden columnist, assistant city editor, editorial writer, editorial editor, public editor and managing editor.
BUSINESS
By MarketWatch | May 26, 2007
Chicago -- Tribune Co. canceled the $73 million sale of two of its southern Connecticut daily newspapers yesterday. The Chicago media giant also announced that stockholders had tendered about 92 percent of its outstanding shares in a buyback plan to sell the company to billionaire real estate investor Sam Zell for $34 a share, or $8.2 billion. Tribune, which owns The Sun, announced a tender offer in April to repurchase up to 126 million shares of its common stock, representing over 50 percent of its outstanding shares.
BUSINESS
By Hanah Cho and Hanah Cho,Sun reporter | March 8, 2007
The head of Tribune Co.'s publishing division said yesterday that The Sun and the company's other newspapers are not for sale, beyond the two small Connecticut papers it agreed to shed this week. Tribune announced Tuesday that it is selling The Advocate of Stamford and the Greenwich Time to Gannett Co. for $73 million as part of the company's plans to improve its finances. The Chicago media company is expected to decide by the end this month whether to sell or restructure the company.
BUSINESS
By MarketWatch | May 26, 2007
Chicago -- Tribune Co. canceled the $73 million sale of two of its southern Connecticut daily newspapers yesterday. The Chicago media giant also announced that stockholders had tendered about 92 percent of its outstanding shares in a buyback plan to sell the company to billionaire real estate investor Sam Zell for $34 a share, or $8.2 billion. Tribune, which owns The Sun, announced a tender offer in April to repurchase up to 126 million shares of its common stock, representing over 50 percent of its outstanding shares.
BUSINESS
December 16, 1994
USAir, pilots talk beyond deadlineUSAir and its pilots union failed to agree on a concessionary contract by their self-imposed deadline but kept talking yesterday, amid signs they are narrowing their differences.Gerald Baliles, the former Virginia governor who is mediating the talks, issued a statement saying he "stopped the clock" at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, a half-hour before the deadline, and that talks would continue. He did not elaborate, but cited "slow but continuing" progress.USAir spokesman Richard Weintraub would say only that the two sides have made enough progress to merit continuing talks.
NEWS
By Michael Oneal and Phil Rosenthal and Michael Oneal and Phil Rosenthal,Chicago Tribune | November 12, 2006
Turning up the heat on the already simmering auction for the assets of Chicago-based Tribune Co., Gannett Co., the nation's largest newspaper publisher, has emerged as a possible bidder for Tribune's newspaper properties, the Chicago Tribune learned yesterday. Executives from the McLean, Va.-based media giant, which publishes 90 U.S. newspapers, including top-read USA Today, were in Chicago last week to hear presentations on Tribune's financial condition, two sources close to the situation said.
SPORTS
By Teddy Greenstein and Teddy Greenstein,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | November 6, 2006
Louisville impressed the Bowl Championship Series computers with last week's 44-34 victory over West Virginia. But the pollsters? Not so much. Louisville came in one spot behind third-ranked Texas in the latest USA Today coaches poll. And the Harris poll gave the unbeaten Cardinals just a six-point edge over the 9-1 Longhorns. But Louisville climbed from ninth to third in the BCS computers, vaulting to a solid No. 3 in the latest BCS standings. That means, in theory, that Louisville is poised to play the winner of the Michigan-Ohio State game for the national title.
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