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The deal from hell : how moguls and Wall Street plundered great American newspapers

Author: James O'Shea
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents a behind-the-scenes look at how the Tribune Company went from having the most powerful collection of newspapers in the world in 2000 to bankruptcy and public scandal after executives and editors made a series of flawed decisions.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
O'Shea, James (James E.).
Deal from hell.
New York : PublicAffairs, ©2011
(DLC) 2011009204
(OCoLC)301887692
Named Person: James O'Shea; James O'Shea; James O'Shea
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James O'Shea
ISBN: 9781586488659 1586488651 9781610392143 1610392140 1283139286 9781283139281
OCLC Number: 759837598
Description: 1 online resource (x, 395 pages)
Contents: Introduction : the merger --
Beginnings : Des Moines --
Across the street --
Otis Chandler's legacy --
Twilight --
The new order --
The cereal killer --
His seat on the dais --
Inside the merger --
Making news --
A changing landscape --
Market-driven journalism --
Buy the numbers --
Count Kern --
Civil war --
Up against a saint and a dead man --
Before the fall --
The penguin parable --
Closing the deal --
Zell hell.
Responsibility: James O'Shea.

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The authoritative account of a catastrophic merger of media empires that symbolizes the crisis in American journalism and the challenges faced by the nation's newspapers in the digital age  Read more...

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