More on Tribune’s DC Woes

Earlier on FishbowlDC:

Source: McManus Out As Bureau Chief Soon…
The LA Times: Basically Without A DC Bureau
BREAKING: Cissy Baker Named Tribune Bureau Chief
Tribune Changes
Update: Tribune Changes
More LA Times Departures In DC…
Willman Out At LA Times
Update: Tribune Changes

From Phil Rosenthal:

    Chicago Tribune parent Tribune Co. this week pulled the trigger on the long-expected consolidation of its Washington newsgathering operations.

    The move in the nation’s capital to reduce personel, coordinate coverage and share content across the company’s various print, broadcast and interactive outlets has been widely anticipated since Sam Zell, Tribune Co.’s chairman and chief executive, criticized the bureau’s structure and size as “unequivocally economically unjustifiable” nine months ago.

    “One of our primary goals was to avoid duplication of stories,” Cissy Baker, the company’s long-time Washington broadcasting chief who on Friday was named to head Tribune Co.’s entire newsgathering operation there, said in a Thursday note to employees characterizing this as “an exciting new time at Tribune’s Washington Bureau.”

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