46 Facts About The Chicago Tribune


Chicago Tribune is a daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, United States, owned by Tribune Publishing.

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Originally published solely as a broadsheet, the The Chicago Tribune announced on January 13,2009 that it would continue publishing as a broadsheet for home delivery, but would publish in tabloid format for newsstand, news box, and commuter station sales.

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In May 2021 The Chicago Tribune Publishing was acquired by Alden Global Capital, which operates its media properties through Digital First Media.

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In 1861, the Tribune published new lyrics by William W Patton for the song "John Brown's Body".

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When McCormick assumed the position of co-editor in 1910, the Tribune was the third-best-selling paper among Chicago's eight dailies, with a circulation of only 188,000.

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In 1919, Patterson left the The Chicago Tribune and moved to New York to launch his own newspaper, the New York Daily News.

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Also in 1922, the Chicago Tribune hosted an international design competition for its new headquarters, the Tribune Tower.

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Under McCormick's stewardship, the The Chicago Tribune was a champion of modified spelling for simplicity.

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One of the great scoops in The Chicago Tribune history came when it obtained the text of the Treaty of Versailles in June 1919.

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The The Chicago Tribune won its first post-McCormick Pulitzer in 1961, when Carey Orr won the award for editorial cartooning.

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The The Chicago Tribune call for Nixon to resign made news, reflecting not only the change in the type of conservatism practiced by the paper, but as a watershed event in terms of Nixon's hopes for survival in office.

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The Chicago Tribune had acknowledged that a November 23,1975 column he wrote contained verbatim passages written by another columnist in 1967 and later published in a collection.

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At that point, The Chicago Tribune editors decided to accept the resignation offered by Soll when the internal investigation began.

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The Chicago Tribune worked for the short-lived Chicago Times magazine in the late 1980s.

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In September 1982, the Chicago Tribune opened a new $180 million printing facility, Freedom Center.

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In November 1982, Tribune managing editor William H "Bill" Jones, who had won a Pulitzer Prize in 1971, died at age 43 of cardiac arrest as a result of complications from a long battle with leukemia.

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The Chicago Tribune scored a coup in 1984 when it hired popular columnist Mike Royko away from the rival Sun-Times.

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Also in December 1993, the The Chicago Tribune hired Margaret Holt from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel as its assistant managing editor for sports, making her the first female to head a sports department at any of the nation's 10 largest newspapers.

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Sirott criticized Perkins on the air, and the The Chicago Tribune later printed a correction acknowledging that Sirott had never made that statement.

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On September 2,1997, the The Chicago Tribune promoted longtime City Hall reporter John Kass to take Royko's place as the paper's principal Page Two news columnist.

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On June 6,1999, the The Chicago Tribune published a first-person travel article from freelance writer Gaby Plattner that described a supposed incident in which a pilot for Air Zimbabwe who was flying without a copilot inadvertently locked himself out of his cockpit while the plane was flying on autopilot and as a result needed to use a large ax to chop a hole in the cockpit door.

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The Chicago Tribune won five Pulitzer prizes in the first decade of the 21st century.

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The Chicago Tribune ultimately returned to The Boston Globe, where he had been working immediately before the Tribune had hired him.

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The The Chicago Tribune later posted emails from Herman pushing for underqualified students to be accepted.

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The The Chicago Tribune has since filed suit against the university administration under the Freedom of Information Act to acquire the names of students benefited by administrative clout and impropriety.

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In July 2011, the Chicago Tribune underwent its first round of layoffs of editorial employees in more than two years, letting go about 20 editors and reporters.

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On March 15,2012, the The Chicago Tribune laid off 15 editorial staffers, including security guard Wendell Smothers.

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Also in October 2012, the The Chicago Tribune announced plans to create a paywall for its website, offering digital-only subscriptions at $14.

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In late February 2013, the The Chicago Tribune agreed to pay a total of $660,000 to settle a class-action lawsuit that had been filed against the paper by 46 current and former reporters of its TribLocal local-news reporting group over unpaid overtime wages.

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On February 18,2016, the Tribune announced the retirement of editor Gerould Kern and the immediate promotion of the paper's editorial page editor, R Bruce Dold, to be the Tribune's editor.

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On Jun 9,2018 the The Chicago Tribune ended their 93-year stint at The Chicago Tribune Tower and moved to One Prudential Plaza.

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On February 27,2020, the The Chicago Tribune announced that publisher and editor Bruce Dold will leave the The Chicago Tribune on April 30,2020, and would step down immediately as editor in chief.

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In January 2021, the Chicago Tribune moved out of One Prudential Plaza, and relocated their offices and newsroom to Freedom Center.

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Chicago Tribune believes in the traditional principles of limited government; maximum individual responsibility; minimum restriction of personal liberty, opportunity and enterprise.

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The Chicago Tribune has remained economically conservative, being widely skeptical of increasing the minimum wage and entitlement spending.

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In 2004, the Tribune endorsed President George W Bush for re-election, a decision consistent with its longstanding support for the Republican Party.

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The The Chicago Tribune endorsed Obama for reelection in 2012, and in 2020 would endorse another Democrat, Joe Biden, who had served as vice president under Obama.

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In 2016, the The Chicago Tribune endorsed the Libertarian Party candidate, former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson, for president, over Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton.

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Chicago Tribune is the founding business unit of Tribune Company, which included many newspapers and television stations around the country.

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The Chicago Tribune Company owned the New York Daily News from its 1919 founding until its 1991 sale to British newspaper magnate Robert Maxwell.

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In 2008, the The Chicago Tribune Company sold the Long Island newspaper Newsday—founded in 1940 by Patterson's daughter, Alicia Patterson—to Long Island cable TV company Cablevision.

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From 1925 to 2018, the Chicago Tribune was housed in the Tribune Tower on North Michigan Avenue on the Magnificent Mile.

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The Chicago Tribune moved in June 2018 to the Prudential Plaza office complex overlooking Millennium Park after Tribune Media sold Tribune Tower to developers.

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The Chicago Tribune Publishing started life with a $350 million loan, $275 million of which was paid as a dividend to The Chicago Tribune Media.

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The shares in The Chicago Tribune Publishing were given tax-free to stakeholders in The Chicago Tribune Media, the largest shareholder was Oaktree Capital Management with 18.

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The Chicago Tribune Media, retaining the non-newspaper broadcasting, entertainment, real estate, and other investments, sold off some of the non-newspaper properties.

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