The Chicago Tribune sent many boxes of pizza to the newsroom of The Boston Globe today in a move of great journalistic camaraderie in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing.
A touching note accompanying the delivery reads:
We can only imagine what an exhausting and heartbreaking week it’s been for you and your city. Read More
Rupert Murdoch excused himself from his British newspaper interests, Chris Hayes attempts to distinguish MSNBC from Fox News, and the world loses one of its first and most fierce media critics to ever swing at the inside baseball. These are your Monday Morning Media Briefs:
Gerry Spector, chief operating officer of the bankrupt Tribune Company, will step down at the end of the year, reports Tower Ticker.
His departure closely follows chief executive Randy Michaels’s resignation. Michaels has been criticized for fostering a frat-house corporate culture.
Spector, 63, was one of Zell’s first hires after he took over the Company in 2007. Read More
The Times introduced its two-page Chicago supplement on the 20th, and the local-news gambit has spurred “a new-fangled newspaper war” with the Chicago Tribune, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The Chicago News Cooperative (The Times‘ partner in the venture) is composed mostly of ex-Tribuners, and the sense of rivalry between Read More
The Chicago Tribune probably wishes there were more days like this.
People are actually lining up on the street in front of the Tribune Building on the Magnificent Mile to buy copies of today’s paper, which has Obama smiling, over the headline “Obama Our Next President.”