New York Times on the Tribune Company's 'Bankrupt Culture'

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Real estate mogul Sam Zell had no media experience when he bought the Tribune Company, which owns the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, TV and radio stations and other media properties. Less than a year later, the Tribune Company filed for the largest bankruptcy in the history of American media. Some 4200 people have lost their jobs. Others have left not for financial reasons but because of what today's New York Times calls a work culture featuring "sexual innuendo, poisonous workplace banter and profane invective [that have] shocked and offended people throughout the company."  David Carr wrote the story.




Warren Olney