Monday, November 26, 2007

Newspaper Lovers and Train Buffs

Monday, November 26, 2007

From Clark Bell:

Chicago Reader media maven Michael Miner's stinging Nov. 22 column wonders what it takes to keep a reporter on the righteous path in these dismal times. Miner's essay connects the dots between "the twin prophets of Chicago journalism, Sam Zell and John Lavine." Zell is the real estate tycoon who has crafted a deal to take over the Tribune Co., while Lavine continues his controversial quest to maneuver Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism into the modern age of media. Early posters to Miner's Hot Type link were especially ruffled by the assertion that "maybe it's OK that Zell doesn't give a damn about newspapers. The people who like them a lot are beginning to resemble the people who really like passenger trains." For more ouch connect to:

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