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O'Shea, James (James E.)
The deal from hell : how moguls and Wall Street plundered great American newspapers / James O'Shea
New York : PublicAffairs, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  PN4874.O785 A3 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject O'Shea, James (James E.)
Subject(s) Journalists -- United States -- Biography
Newspaper editors -- United States -- Biography
Subject Los Angeles Times -- History -- 21st century
Subject(s) Newspaper publishing -- California -- Los Angeles -- History -- 21st century
American newspapers -- Ownership
Press monopolies -- United States
Physical Description x, 395 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Summary 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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