NEW YORK — USA Today publisher Gannett walked away Tuesday from its attempted takeover of Tronc, the owner of the Baltimore Sun, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune and other major dailies. Gannett’s target was elusive from the beginning, with a publicly contentious back-and-forth between the two companies. Tronc, formerly known as Tribune Publishing, rejected at […]
WASHINGTON — Jack W. Germond, the portly, cantankerous columnist and pundit who covered 10 presidential elections and sparred with colleagues on TV’s “The McLaughlin Group,” has died. He was 85. Germond died Wednesday morning. He had recently finished his first novel, “A Small Story for Page Three,” about a reporter investigating political intrigue, being published [...]
CHICAGO — Tribune Co. said Wednesday that it wants to split its broadcasting and publishing businesses into two companies. Tribune said the move will let one company take advantage of growth in broadcasting and allow the other to focus on newspapers, an industry where revenue has been declining for years. Chicago-based Tribune owns 23 TV […]
The head of The Baltimore Sun’s digital media has been named senior vice president, executive editor. Baltimore Sun Media Group publisher Timothy E. Ryan announced the promotion of 46-year-old Trif G. Alatzas on Wednesday. He will lead The Sun’s newsroom and newsgathering operations at the community newspapers and magazines. He succeeds Mary J. Corey, who […]
CHICAGO — Tribune Co., the parent company of The Baltimore Sun, the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, emerged from a Chapter 11 restructuring Monday, more than four years after the media company sought bankruptcy protection. The reorganized company is starting with a new board of directors and new ownership that includes senior creditors […]
The stars literally aligned in Baltimore City Circuit Court as not one, but two Baltimore celebrities showed up for jury duty Tuesday.
Lily Duffy has joined Clapp Communications as a copy writer. Duffy graduated in 2011 from Towson University with a degree in English. While at school, she tutored international students and helped them edit writing assignments and presentations. Duffy previously worked as a copy editor at The Baltimore Sun’s sports desk as an intern at the […]
With several Democratic challengers helping to split the electorate, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is expected to coast to victory in next week’s primary election. Since ascending to office last year as Sheila Dixon resigned amid scandal, observers say Rawlings-Blake, who won the endorsement of The Baltimore Sun on Friday, has outperformed expectations through crises ranging from […]
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Management at The Baltimore Sun gave a buyout proposal to the Washington-Baltimore Newspaper Guild Wednesday, looking to cut from 20 to 25 positions. “The company has initiated bargaining today with the guild over the terms of a voluntary buyout offer,” Renee Mutchnik, director of marketing for The Baltimore Sun, said in a statement. Mutchnik wrote […]
Tuesday night, chefs from around the area will be squaring off in a crab cook-off benefiting the National Aquarium in Baltimore. This is the second year that the B&O American Brasserie and Hotel Monaco are hosting the event, which costs $35 to attend. Crab dishes will be judged by attendees and guest judges, including Sam […]
A former senior spy agency official who admitting giving inside information to The Baltimore Sun about a major government electronic espionage program was given a year’s probation and community service Friday, in a blow to the Obama Administration’s crackdown on leaks to the media. The judge rejected the government’s request for a stiff fine and […]