Sam Zell, the recent buyer of the Tribune chain, has some highly revealing views in a lengthy discussion with Portfolio.com.
Among his more pointed ideas:
1. A monopoly mindset.
2. An outdated notion of breaking news.
3. An errant emphasis on non-local news.
4. An impossible-to-decode rate card.
5. Order-takers, not ad sales people.
6. A lower price for home delivery than for a newsstand paper.
His interview pulls few punches and it's worth a look.