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Sun-Times' new owners "a colorful bunch"

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by tmr, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. tmr

    tmr Member

  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Looks like a bunch with all the potential to make Sam Zell look like Katherine Graham.
  3. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    Sam Zell sh*** bigger than them. He'd be the first to say so, too, in just those words.
  4. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    "Colorful" is one of those newspaper adjectives. That is, it has a real meaning -- "look for the name behind this adjective to end up in the police briefs of Metro."
  5. derwood

    derwood Active Member

    A repo man spends his life getting into tense situations.
  6. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Active Member

    who inherits the sports editor job?
  7. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    Joel Boyd or Roman Modrowski, perhaps? I'll admit, however, I'm not up on my Sun-Times assistant sports editors.
  8. tmr

    tmr Member

    Boyd's at Trib, I believe, and Roman at ESPN Chicago.
  9. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    Then I probably should have kept my thoughts to myself.
  10. eyecu

    eyecu Member

    Joel Boyd is indeed at the Trib, and doing a fine job may I say so!
  11. Fran Curci

    Fran Curci Active Member

    I'm sure there is someone working hard and putting the paper out every day, but this sounds like an old, black-and-white movie in which someone walks into the cockpit of a plane and finds that there is no pilot or co-pilot.
  12. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Well-Known Member

    What does that do to morale of the staff, to have the top man jump to the competition?

    I know that SEs are working stiffs, too, in most cases. But in the relative world of a sports department, and leadership and all that, mustn't this feel like the captain of the Titanic jumping into the lifeboat ahead of even Billy Zane?

    Then again, maybe morale is so low, it can't get lower.
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