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  • Brief: Tribune reports profits

    Another losing season for Chicago's baseball teams contributed to another quarter of declining revenue for Tribune Co. The Chicago-based media company reported third-quarter consolidated operating revenue of $695 million, down 5 percent from the same...
  • Mary J. Corey, first woman to lead Sun newsroom, dies of cancer

    Mary J. Corey, first woman to lead Sun newsroom, dies of cancer
    Mary J. Corey, whose personal warmth was matched by a drive that led her to become the first woman in The Baltimore Sun's 176-year history to head its newsroom, died Tuesday of breast cancer. The Sun's senior vice president and director of content, who...
  • An editor for changing times

    An editor for changing times
    Mary Corey believed in Baltimore, and she believed in The Sun. Faith in those two things, like a rooting interest in the Orioles, has not always been easy to maintain. Indeed, The Sun's editor, who died this week of breast cancer at the age of 49, lived...
  • Tribune Co. to spin off newspapers

    Tribune Co. to spin off newspapers
    One week after boosting its broadcasting holdings with the announcement of a deal to purchase 19 television stations,  Tribune Co. said Wednesday morning it intends to spin off its publishing business into a separate company.   The move would separate...
  • Tribune Co. plans to spin off newspapers

    Tribune Co. plans to spin off newspapers
    The Baltimore Sun's owner said Wednesday that it plans to spin off its newspapers as a separate company, the latest move in the Tribune Co.'s effort to focus on the more profitable broadcasting industry. Chicago-based Tribune said its publishing assets,...
  • Commentary: What will become of 'holes' in the middle of Bel Air?

    Many of us have long thought of Bel Air, the actual incorporated town, as having reached the saturation point development-wise. Unless the town expands through annexation, there are no really large undeveloped spaces left to conquer, or so the mantra...
  • Liguori named CEO of Tribune Co.

    Liguori named CEO of Tribune Co.
    Television executive Peter Liguori was named the new chief executive of Tribune Co. Thursday, taking the reins of the reorganized Chicago-based media company weeks after its emergence from bankruptcy. In a widely expected announcement, Liguori, 52, a...
  • The story behind Tribune's broken deal

    The story behind Tribune's broken deal
    At the end of 2007, real estate tycoon Sam Zell took control of Tribune Co. in a deal that promised to re-energize the media conglomerate. But the company, which owns The Baltimore Sun, struggled under the huge debt burden the deal created, and less...
  • Part one: Zell's big gamble

    Part one: Zell's big gamble
    Aside from the business suit he was wearing, which he joked was rented for the occasion, Sam Zell was never more himself than when he appeared at a New York lender conference in April 2007 to hawk his $8.2 billion buyout of Tribune Co. Slinging one-...
  • Part two: Warning signs

    Part two: Warning signs
    When Bank of America credit officer Dan Petrik and his team sat down in early 2007 to analyze Sam Zell's plan to take control of Tribune Co., their numbers showed that the complex deal failed to meet five of the bank's 10 lending guidelines. There was...
  • Part three: Culture shock

    Part three: Culture shock
    Tribune Tower was in crisis, and the illustrations of penguins installed in the building's ornate lobby were meant as a constant reminder. With Tribune Co. revenues sliding and managers struggling to adjust to an Internet revolution, executives in early...
  • Part four: Bankruptcy Inc.

    Part four: Bankruptcy Inc.
    Somewhere in the third year of Tribune Co.'s marathon Chapter 11 proceeding, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Carey looked out at a Delaware courtroom packed with high-priced attorneys and conceded the case had broken down into what he called a...