TRIBUNE/ TIMES MIRROR DEAL COVERAGE

By: Staff Reports

A Cross-Section of Reactions



News Coverage



from the Los Angeles Times:
Tribune Emphasizes Deal’s New-Media Play Merger: Chicago company says
it would maintain

strong commitment to L.A., Times newspaper staff. (by Sallie
Hofmeister, Stuart Silverstein)

http://www.latimes.com/news/asection/20000314/t000024415.html



Tribune Strategy Melds ‘Old’ With ‘New’ (by James F. Peltz,

Eric Slater)
http://www.latimes.com/news/asection/20000314/t000024416.html



Purchase Is a Bet on Value of ‘Old’ Media in

Internet Era (by James Flanigan, Greg Miller)
http://www.latimes.com/news/front/20000314/t000024399.html


from the Los Angeles Daily News:
Tribune-Times takeover hit many like a California quake (by Beth
Barrett, Rick Orlov)

http://www.dailynewslosangeles.com/extra/today/new01.asp


from The Washington Post: L.A. Times Staff Suffers Seismic Shock

(by Sharon Waxman) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/WPlate/2000-

03/14/078l-031400-idx.html


from The Associated Press at USAToday.com:
Tribune Co. to take over Times Mirror
http://www.usatoday.com/money/mds022.htm


from USA Today.com:
Modern L.A. reflects ‘Times’ Newspaper defined the city that it did so
much to create (by Martin Kasindorf)

http://www.usatoday.com/usatonline/20000314/2026969s.htm


Media Holdings of Tribune, Times Mirror

http://www.usatoday.com/usatonline/20000314/2026968s.htm


Media Criticism and Analysis



the Chicago Tribune’s Jim Kirk:
Willes’ Rocky Tenure to End

http://chicagotribune.com/business/printedition/article/0,2669,SAV-

0003140091,FF.html


the Los Angeles Times’ David Shaw:
The Chandler Dynasty Steps Aside
http://www.latimes.com/news/asection/20000314/t000024419.html


Online Journalism Review’s Jim Benning:
Mergers ? Times Mirror and Tribune: a powerhouse is born?
http://ojr.usc.edu/content/story.cfm?request=346



The Washington Post’s Howard Kurtz:
Tribune to Buy Times Mirror Co.

http://search.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/WPlate/2000-03/14/147l-031400-

idx.html


Chicago, L.A. Media Giants Agree to Merge
http://search.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/WPlate/2000-03/13/156l-031300-

idx.html


The Boston Globe’s Mark Jurkowitz:

Tribune plans $8b takeover of Times Mirror

http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/074/business/Tribune_plans_8b_takeove

r_of_Times_Mirror+.shtml


the Village Voice’s Cynthia Cotts:
Blood Wedding (item 2)
http://www.villagevoice.com/issues/0011/cotts.shtml


Business Week:
L.A. Confidential (by Ronald Grover)
http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/mar2000/nf00314e.htm


Spooked by Trib-Times Mirror (by Joseph Weber)
http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/mar2000/nf00314f.htm


Investor’s Reactions



from the Chicago Tribune:
Marriage Has Some Doubters (by Bill Barnhart)

http://chicagotribune.com/business/printedition/article/0,2669,SAV-

0003140082,FF.html


from The (Baltimore) Sun:
Wall St. applauds merger of Tribune, Times Mirror (by Bill Atkinson)

http://www.sunspot.net/cgi
bin/gx.cgi/AppLogic+FTContentServer?section=cover&pagename=story&storyi

d=1150280207292


from The New York Times:
The Impact (by Alex Berenson)
http://www.nytimes.com/library/financial/031400tribune-impact.html


From TheStreet.com:
Times Will Be Changing at Tribune (by James J. Cramer; registration
required)

http://www.thestreet.com:80/comment/wrongrear/899908.html


The FCC Question



from The Wall Street Journal:
Tribune Co. Deal Puts Cross-Ownership Rule In The Cross Hairs (by John
R. Wilke)

http://dowjones.wsj.com/i/media/SB953034506630305674-d-industry-c1-

media.html


The Online Side of Things



from Wired News: Tribune Taps Net Possibilities (by Joanna Glasner)

http://www.wired.com/news/business/0,1367,34919,00.html


from USA Today:
Tribune’s bet on the Net a ‘seminal transaction’ (by David Lieberman)
http://www.usatoday.com/usatonline/20000314/2026970s.htm


from Reuters (on Cnet):
Tribune-Times Mirror merger a sign of megamedia times

http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1005-200-

1570491.html?tag=st.ne.1005.thed.1005-200-1570491



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Staff reports





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