Wednesday, December 03, 2008

What the Zell?

Daily Beast gets stuck into Sam Zell, the man who took over at the Tribune company.

“Local, local, local” is what readers want, he said at a media mogul conference last month. On the Chicago Tribune website, that means, under the banner of news: “Woman says ex-husband stole half of their bed.” Elsewhere on the homepage is a key to a calorie counter for turkey and a report on the finale of Dancing with the Stars.

More from Peter Osnos, senior fellow for media at The Century Foundation, and vice chair of the Columbia Journalism Review.

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