Wednesday, August 07, 2002

Editor Ann Marie Lipinski says her vision for the Chicago Tribune is to be "the leading citizen of this great metropolis." This morning my assignment was to prepare a sidebar highlighting the bizarre developments in the Angelina Jolie-Billy Bob Thornton breakup. Sigh. Speaking of leading citizen, the Trib's Jim Kirk writes of his employer:

The Chicago Tribune's $35 million purchase of Chicago magazine again raised the specter of big media's influence on readers and advertisers by having one company own the area's top-selling newspaper, the top-rated radio station, a big TV station, a professional baseball team, a cable station and Internet sites--and now a city magazine.

How exactly is this good for Chicago? Double sigh.

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