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I’ve been going through Chicago journalism history files at the Newberry Library, and recently found a speech that former Chicago Tribune editor and publisher Jack Fuller gave to McClatchy news executives in 2000. Here’s a passage:

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McClatchy, by the way, sold the Minneapolis Star Tribune in 2006 for $530 million; it acquired the paper for $1.2 billion in 1998.

* Also: Fuller is told why “the Los Angeles Times has floundered around so long”

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– Louisville Courier-Journal on Easter Sunday

My tipster writes: “After repeatedly told website hits aren’t a competition between reporters in Louisville [at the Courier-Journal], here we have one. This email was sent out to reporters Tuesday afternoon. Entry was not voluntary.”

Hey everyone!

For those who missed yesterday’s meeting, welcome to The Courier-Journal local/mobile social media bracket challenge! If you’re getting this email, you’ve been entered.

You all will be competing in a tournament for the next five weeks, starting yesterday, for a chance to win a new Apple Watch, among some other cool prizes for second, third and fourth place.

Please find the bracket attached, this also is written on the big white board in the fun room./CONTINUES Read More