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Next up: Chicago Tribune

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by HanSenSE, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

  2. Deskgrunt50

    Deskgrunt50 Well-Known Member

    And seven other outlets. Not just Chicago Tribune.

    Only question is the timeline of when the next round of gutting starts.

    Another FU from sexual predator and anti-Semite Michael Ferro, selling his shares to those fucking bloodsuckers.
  3. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    I was just on Google News. They had two headlines up on this. Something of a difference in tone.

    From the second link:

    "Ferro — who had enthralled the industry in his relatively brief tenure heading Tribune, and who had brought such laughter into the world through his gift of Tronc — had pulled off a magnificent disappearing act. To his would-be peers in the industry, frequent targets of his disdain, he’s departing appropriately enough, with a signature fuck-you. Who better to sell his Tribune stake — the one his group of Chicago investors had bought at bargain-basement prices, and which, ridiculously, gave him effective control of Tribune — to than the only man in the industry more reviled: Freeman, whose Alden has become the face of bloodless strip-mining of American newspapers and their communities."

    Hedge fund Alden becomes Tribune’s largest shareholder

    Newsonomics: By selling to America’s worst newspaper owners, Michael Ferro ushers the vultures into Tribune
  4. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Ferro’s an asshole but it’s not his fault that newspapers are dead outside of the big boys.
  5. Raven

    Raven Well-Known Member

    Get off Google News, dude. They are a part of the problem.
  6. Raven

    Raven Well-Known Member

    It's kind of his fault for mismanaging the company and pretty much stealing tens of millions of dollars after leaving.
  7. SFIND

    SFIND Well-Known Member

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