One of the nice things about running your own blog is being able to shamelessly promote your latest work. Which is what I'm doing now.
In the current Chicago magazine, I take an in-depth look at the local television business and how it's trying to forge a totally new business model--one that includes coping with shifting viewer tastes, converting to high-speed digital technology and meeting the crushing real-time demands of the Internet.
Some stations are faring better than others, but all are forced to shake-up their operations and plans. On the table: Dumping some well-known, high-priced anchors.
Chicago magazine is on newsstands now.
Meanwhile, saving an ailing local newspaper company is the theme of my column in BW Chicago. The premise: What if one of the many potential buyers lining up to buy the Chicago Cubs for a cool $1 billion would instead opt to acquire the owner of the Chicago Sun-Times?
Something to think about.
As usual, BW Chicago is chock full of important and entertaining local business stories--including a smart look at the local executive recruiting industry and a candid Q&A with former Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson.
Check it out by clicking here for a subscription and a Zinio version of the latest issue.
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