Posts tagged "Conrad Black"

Former Sun-Times owner and felon Conrad Black remains unrepentant

…as this former Sun-Times employee (me and no doubt a few others) cheers his being relieved of $4.1 for what he did to the paper. One more chapter closes on the felon, Conrad Black, who pillaged the Sun-Times. As the Tribune reports: The Securities and Exchange Commission has banned former Sun-Times owner Conrad Black from... Read more »

It must be Thursday--the Sun-Times has a new owner, editor and vision

Jim Kirk discusses a new life for the Chicago Sun-Times on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight Sometimes it seems that new owners, new leadership and new new inspiration at the Chicago Sun-Times come as frequently as the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Perhaps someone is keeping track of the changes at... Read more »

Hallelujah! Chicagoans (not Brits) buy Chicago Sun-Times!

Chicago for decades had enjoyed the honorific of being America’s “best newspaper town.” That was until foreigners and out-of-towners gained control of the Chicago Sun-Times. Now, with the new ownership, not a Brit, Australian or Canadian is in sight, and glory be to God for that. A parade of foreign owners, publishers and editors has... Read more »
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Supreme Court rejects Conrad Black's petition for release (hip hurray)

Conrad Black, whose shadow darkened the Chicago Sun-Times with his theft and draining of every Conrad Black needed resource to turn a quality newspaper, will stay in the slammer. An Associated Press story reports today that Justice John Paul Stevens has turned down  Black’s request to be freed from a Florida prison while he appeals... Read more »

Sam Zell: The Tribune and Cubs merely assets?

“I don’t have any emotional attachment to assets.“–Sam Zell, owner of the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Cubs in a CNBC interview about the paper’s and team’s future, as reported in the Tribune.Maybe that’s why he’s worth–what?–billions, and why those of us who love the newspapers and baseball teams we grew up with aren’t worth billions.... Read more »
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