[UPDATED] Happy 166th birthday, Tribune!

UPDATE: I asked if the cakes were delivered on Tuesday. Josh Stearns’ response:

I have gotten delivery confirmation from the bakery for every cake. Most were delivered before noon today, but some were later in the afternoon.

I have been hoping to see some pictures too. [I told him I hadn’t seen any cake photos on Twitter.] I emailed editors at every paper yesterday to let them know the cakes were coming in hopes they would keep an eye out for the delivery.

CHOOSE CAKE, NOT KOCH: This cake will be delivered Tuesday to the newsrooms of Tribune’s eight daily newspapers.
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Free Press, a sponsor of one of the Stop the Koch Brothers movements, is sending this cake Tuesday to journalists at the Baltimore Sun, Chicago Tribune, Daily Press, Hartford Courant, Los Angeles Times, Morning Call, Orlando Sentinel and South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

The Free Press’s Josh Stearns says in a statement:

The Tribune Company’s birthday reminds us of the historic role Tribune newspapers have played in their communities. Selling these papers to the Koch brothers, who attack journalists they don’t agree with and want to use these outlets to push their political agenda, would jeopardize these relationships.

Our birthday wish is for the Tribune Company to find local buyers for their papers. We need owners who will invest in the kind of robust and uncompromising journalism communities need to stay informed.

* Tribune was founded on June 10, 1847, when the Chicago Tribune published its first edition. The original press run consisted of 400 copies printed on a hand press. (tribune.com)

UPDATE: Potential Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune buyers line up (ocregister.com)

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