DMA 3: CHICAGO

Chicago Sun-Times Brings Back TV Listings

DMA 3

Chicago Sun-Times Cuts Columnist Bill Zwecker

Sun-Times Suspends Film Critic Richard Roeper

NEWSPAPERS

Rival Bids To Tronc’s Expected For Sun-Times

NEWSPAPERS

Tronc Moves To Buy Chicago Sun-Times

Tronc, the parent company of the Chicago Tribune, has entered into a nonbinding letter of intent to acquire Wrapports Holdings, which owns the Chicago Sun-Times as well other assets such as the Chicago Reader alternative weekly, the Aggrego digital content business and the syndicated column The Straight Dope. The announcement follows months of discussions between Wrapports and Tronc and after both organizations worked closely with the Department of Justice’s antitrust division.

DMA 3: CHICAGO

Chicago Sun-Times Turns To WLS For Weather

Chicago Sun-Times Loses TV Critic Lori Rackl

DMA 3 (CHICAGO)

WLS To Supply Weather Updates To Paper Site

DMA 3

Chicago Sun-Times To Launch Newscast

Carol Marin, Chicago’s preeminent broadcast journalist, will host a new online newscast for the Sun-Times website. Starting next week, The Marin Report will appear at noon Monday through Friday on the home page of suntimes.com. From a studio in the Sun-Times‘ newsroom, she will deliver a 90-second roundup of headlines and highlights of her colleagues’ work. Jim Kirk, Sun-Times media editor-in-chief, said Marin will go in-depth on bigger topics some days, talk to newsmakers on other days, and bring reporters in to discuss major stories.

Investment Group Buying Chicago Sun-Times

Wrapports LLC has agreed to buy Sun-Times Media Holdings, saying the transaction should close by year’s end.

DMA 3

Chicago Sun-Times Names Lori Racki TV Critic

DMA 3

Paige Wiser Fired As Sun-Times TV Critic

DIGITAL DMAS

In Chicago, Trib is King, But ESPN Moving In

Chicago is the nation’s third-largest market when it comes to local online advertising, and the Tribune Co.’s Web outlets dominate (its WGNTV.com boasts that it’s the city’s No. 1 local news site), but sports giant ESPN is muscling in and stealing some of the Trib’s home court advantage with its own local play.

Sun-Times Media Columnist Laid Off

DMA 3

TV Columnist Lazare Among Sun-Times Layoffs