| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:43 PM
As long as this Chicago winter might feel, it's a mere blip compared with the ongoing movie awards season.
The Movie City News website runs a column called "20 Weeks to Oscar," which translates to about 38 percent of the year — yet if you count...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 8:13 PM
A North Carolina police officer has been charged with voluntary manslaughter after he shot and killed an unarmed man who may have been looking for help early Saturday morning, officials said.
Local media identified the victim as a former football player...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:16 PM
Ryan Ferguson left prison a free man Tuesday, greeted by cheers from supporters and lingering questions related to one of Missouri’s highest-profile murder cases.
He and a friend were convicted of killing a Columbia, Mo., newspaper editor and...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:59 PM
Robin Thicke’s summer pop hit is called “Blurred Lines,” and journalism critics say that’s exactly what they see in a music video parody that uses dancing T.V. news starlets to take a shot at Bob Filner, the San Diego mayor accused...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Around the time "Man of Steel" opened in June, media watcher Jim Romenesko circulated an it-only-hurts-when-you-laugh letter explaining why Superman's alter ego Clark Kent was having his application rejected to become a reporter for a great metropolitan...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Story: Koch Industries Inc., which drew protests earlier this year over speculation that it might buy the Los Angeles Times or other Tribune Co. publications, said it's no longer interested in bidding for the newspapers....
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Los Angeles' new mayor has vowed to help staunch the flow of film and TV production jobs out of Hollywood, starting with the appointment of a film czar at City Hall. But to make a real difference, Eric Garcetti needs to convince skeptical state pols to...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 7:29 PM
The owner of the Baltimore City Paper said Monday that it's looking to sell as it focuses on the media market closer to its Pennsylvania base.
Times-Shamrock Communications, based in Scranton, said it is marketing all five of its alternative weeklies...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 10:30 AM
MEMO TO: JEFF BEZOS
FROM: PETER BART
When I first learned that you had quietly (and quickly) annexed the Washington Post, I was, like many newsmen, baffled and even angered. In former years I had worked for two family-owned newspapers, the New York Times...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Tribune Co., the parent of the Los Angeles Times, reported that earnings tumbled in the second quarter as revenue dropped sharply in its broadcast division and advertising continued to decline at its newspapers.
The media giant reported net income of...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:12 PM
News Corp. has sold its U.S.-based community newspaper group -- eight daily newspapers and 15 weeklies -- to an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group, an asset management firm.
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Rupert Murdoch's media company...