10:56 am Jun. 5, 2012
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Who will be the next chief executive of the beleaguered Tribune Company?
Former NBC Universal chief Jeff Zucker is a "leading candidate" for the job, according to The New York Post.
It is not known whether the 47-year-old is interested in the gig. His name was also reported as a favorite of Third Point’s Daniel Loeb to run Yahoo! as CEO.
“They’re interested in Jeff Zucker,” said one source close to the Tribune bankruptcy process. “They want someone who has a lot of experience in television.”
Tribune houses not only the LA Times and Chicago Tribune but also 23 TV stations including New York’s WPIX, a CW affiliate.
Another candidate for the top job is Mark Shapiro, CEO of Dick Clark Productions. He is a native of Chicago, where Tribune is based, and a Tribune board member. Shapiro’s office didn’t return a call for comment.
Tribune has been all but run into the ground since it was purchased by real estate magnate Sam Zell in 2007. An October 2010 expose by The New York Times' David Carr brought down its management regime at the time, including disgraced former C.E.O. Randy Michaels. The company is still struggling to emerge from Chapter 11 bankrruptcy.
In other news...
The New Republic wants to become "The New Yorker of Washington D.C." [Dylan Byers/Politico]
New Yorker editor David Remnick talks with Charlie Rose about the future of the magazine. [W.W.D.]
Megan McArdle is leaving The Atlantic for Newsweek. [Dylan Byers/Politico]
Atlantic Media vs. The Economist. [Adweek]
Here's more about Elizabeth Ailes canceling Gabe Sherman's subscription to her newspaper. [WaPo/Erik Wemple]
Sue Simmons' last day at WNBC will be June 15. [Fishbowl NY]
New additions to The New York Times' social media team. [The New York Observer]
The Times has a new deputy real-estate editor, too. [The Commercial Observer]
Consumer magazines are expected to stop losing revenue in 2012, according to a new report. [Ad Age]
Bloomberg's Margaret Brennan is headed to CBS News. [TV Newser]
More and more paywalls. [News & Tech]
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