Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Zell talks with Washington bureau staffers

Kevin Roderick reports on LAObserved that "Sam Zell dropped into the Tribune Washington bureau today. A Q-and-A session with staffers was cancelled, but reporters surrounded him in the lobby and he chatted for more than fifteen minutes. He wouldn't be pinned down on a desired profit margin, but I hear he told them that if the papers make enough money he won't interfere in the journalism. He also said there might be some independent directors with media experience added to the Tribune board."

And if the papers don't make "enough money" (how much is enough?), he WILL interfere in the journalism? We're interested in learning more about that. Anyone?

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