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  • Journalism's eternal search for the outside savior, and why it fails

    Journalism's eternal search for the outside savior, and why it fails
    I was the first Los Angeles Times reporter to interview Sam Zell after he bought the newspaper's parent company, Tribune, in 2007. During our interview at the executive jet terminal at LAX, he was blunt, crude and profane. He started the meeting with an extended rant about Times columnist Steve Lopez, who wasn't present but had had the effrontery to drive up to Zell's Malibu hideaway when he wasn't there and do journalism by interviewing the housekeeper. But he also pledged to make the company bigger and stronger.
  • Tribune Media to begin trading Friday on NYSE

    Tribune Media to begin trading Friday on NYSE
    Tribune Media is set to begin trading Friday on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TRCO. The Chicago-based media company announced Tuesday it has received approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission to list its stock on the NYSE,...

    Benjamin Crump on 'Face the Nation'

    Benjamin Crump on 'Face the Nation'
    Justice and unrest in Ferguson, Mo., will be topics this weekend on the Sunday morning programs. The guest list: Benjamin Crump, attorney for Michael Brown's family, talks to CBS' "Face the Nation" at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. Other guests are Ta-...

    Billionaire Sam Zell to write memoir, 'Gravedancer'

    Billionaire Sam Zell to write memoir, 'Gravedancer'
    Billionaire Sam Zell, former owner of the L.A. Times' former parent company, Tribune, who saw his purchase of the company drive it to bankruptcy, is writing a memoir to be titled "Gravedancer." Zell dubbed himself "grave dancer" more than 20 years ago...

    Sam Zell wants to run grocery stores? Tribune redux

    Sam Zell wants to run grocery stores? Tribune redux
    One does not amass billions of dollars without learning a thing or two about making shrewd investments. "Sam Zell knows all about buying low and selling high," television's Maria Bartiromo explained in 2010, in case you were wondering. Zell, a...