San Diego Union-Tribune

“San Diego Union-Tribune” Workers Nervous … Again

March 22, 2011 by Source

by Don Bauder / Scam Diego – San Diego Reader / March 21, 2011

Union-Tribune employees are wondering once again just who will own their company, or whether the U-T could be folded into a conglomeration of Southern California papers.

Two management missteps fomented the worry.

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Lack of coverage of Saturday’s rally displays the U-T’s tea-party favoritism and spurs letter-writing campaign.

February 27, 2011 by Frank Gormlie

The total lack of coverage by the San Diego U-T of Saturday’s 1000-strong demonstration in support of the Wisconsin protests here on the steps of the County Admin Building displays the local daily’s favoritism toward the tea parties. And it has spurred us to mount a letter-writing campaign to the U-T. (See below.) Here is […]

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You Want Civility? Get Rid of Teh (sic) Stupid

September 17, 2009 by Doug Porter
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by Doug Porter
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Today’s San Diego Union Tribune features an editorial entitled “A civil society? A school board polarized by politics”. After providing a highly distilled recap of Tuesday’s La Mesa Spring Valley School Board meeting, at which the board members who voted to ban President Obama’s speech from their schools ended up apologizing for their actions (except for Rick Winet) after catching hell from a couple of hundred angry parents, the paper goes on to say:

“Time out, everyone! ….”

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U-T Editorial Editors Get Lopped Off – More Wonderful Changes Coming Soon

August 13, 2009 by Doug Porter
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by Doug Porter

Ding Dong! The witch is dead!

Not really, but it was fun to pretend for a moment.

San Diego Union Tribune editorial page editor Bob Kittle, and opinion page editor Bernie Jones, are amongst those departing the paper in the latest round of layoffs over at the daily fishwrap.

Here’s the more wonderful things part of the press release, which did not mentions any employees by name:

THE SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE ANNOUNCES NEW STRATEGIC INITIATIVES

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A New Dog in Town? The Union-Tribune and the Watchdog Institute

July 5, 2009 by Anna Daniels
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by Anna Daniels

Who are the watchdogs who have published the recent San Diego Union-Tribune series on the topic of City worker pay? The series and the links to individual employee names and compensation are published under the rubric of “Watchdog report.”

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San Diego’s Daily Fish Wrap Changes Hands

March 19, 2009 by Doug Porter
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Beverley Hills based private equity firm Platinum Equity has reached an agreement to purchase San Diego’s daily newspaper, the San Diego Union-Tribune for an estimated $15 million dollars. The paper, once the flagship of the far-flung and politically conservative Copley media empire, has been a distressed property in recent years. Last summer the heirs to the Copley fortune decided to cut their losses and put the paper on the market.

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