Tribune Prepares for Merger?
They're recalibrating their presses to a Sun Times type paper:
- By now, you may have heard the news: Starting Monday, Jan. 19, the Chicago Tribune will publish a tabloid-size newspaper for readers who pick up their paper at newsstands and retail outlets. This new Tribune "to-go" edition will be available Mondays through Fridays.
Last week, we told you in our progress report about improvements we've made to our new design based on your comments. This is another.
Many of you told us that if the Tribune were published in a more compact, portable format, it would be easier to use on the go. You said you wanted more user-friendly packaging, but you preferred the same insightful news reports, unique features and columnists you've come to expect in your daily broadsheet-size Chicago Tribune. So, now we're offering the Tribune in two formats.
The Trib called the other day and asked us to re-subscribe. We asked if they were ever going to do any real investigating on Shortshanks aside from Kass and if they might consider moving back to the center of the political spectrum. The saleslady seemed confused. Any bets on when they merge with the Times?