November 7, 2007 |
Tribune Co. and MediaNews Group Inc. are in talks with other newspaper publishers to form a network to jointly sell national advertising, MediaNews President Joseph Lodovic said. The goal is to let advertisers buy space in newspapers and on their websites nationally rather than negotiate separate deals with individual publishers, Lodovic said. It wouldn't replace Yahoo Inc.'s year-old newspaper consortium. A spokesman for Tribune Co.
March 25, 2011 |
Warren Beatty has scored a legal victory in his fight with Tribune Co. over the television and movie rights to square-jawed comic-strip crime stopper Dick Tracy. Both sides had requested summary judgments in the long-running dispute in U.S. District Court. Judge Dean D. Pregerson of the Central District of California on Thursday granted Beatty's motion and rejected Tribune Co.'s request. Tribune owns the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and other media properties. Beatty, who acquired rights to the character from Tribune Co.'s Tribune Media Services in 1985 and made the 1990 movie "Dick Tracy," starring himself and Madonna, filed suit in federal court in Los Angeles in 2008 after Tribune Media Services said those rights had reverted back to it. "At the present time we are reviewing the judge's opinion and evaluating our options," a Tribune Co. spokesman said in response to the ruling.
December 4, 2002 |
Tribune Co., publisher of the Los Angeles Times, elected Dennis FitzSimons chief executive effective Jan. 1, replacing Chairman and CEO John Madigan. FitzSimons, 52, currently is president and chief operating officer. Madigan, 65, will remain chairman until Dec. 31, 2003, when he will retire.
July 18, 1990 |
A management review at the Tribune Co. has revealed the misappropriation of about $900,000, apparently by a member of the management staff, the company said Tuesday. The company identified the employee involved as Robert L. Dickey, 44, a marketing manager with the Chicago Tribune newspaper.
April 11, 2009 |
Tribune Co. has disclosed that the U.S. Department of Labor has opened an investigation into the company's employee stock ownership plan, or ESOP. The Labor Department sent a subpoena March 2 to the Chicago-based media company seeking "an extensive range of documents," Tribune Co. said in a filing made Thursday as part of its bankruptcy case. The company said it produced documents that its lawyers say "substantially complied" with the subpoena.