Here are some interesting facts about The Chicago Tribune Newspaper Joseph Forrest, John Wheeler and James Kelly founded the Tribune in 1847 and quickly adopted nativist and temperance positions that forecast its editorial policies for more than a century.
In 1855, the newspaper was getting close to bankruptcy, so Joseph Medill and another five partners decided to buy it.
How was the Tribune Tower built In 1922, the Chicago Daily Tribune organized a competition for the most beautiful and eye-catching building in the world.
WDAP radio station was bought by the Chicago Tribune back in 1924 and changed its name to WGN AM , with WGN standing for World s Greatest Newspaper the newspaper s self-description.
WGN Television was then established in 1948, remaining Tribune property to the present day and are some of the oldest newspaper and broadcasting cross-ownerships in the United States.
McCormick passed away in 1955, leading the newspaper to take a few editorial risks.
The first prize was won in 1961 for Carey Orr s editorial cartooning, and George Bliss, a reporter, won a prize the following year for his reporting.
Harold Grumhaus became publisher and Clayton Kirkpatrick became editor in 1969, changing the nature of the newspaper s outlook.
Reaching a great journalistic achievement, the Chicago Tribune printed the complete 246,000 word text of the Watergate tapes on May 1, 1974.
|Company Name||Founded Date||Revenue||Employee Size|
Los Angeles Times1881
The Baltimore Sun Company1837
The New York Times Company1851
St. Louis Post-Dispatch1878
The Washington Post1877
The San Diego Union-Tribune1868
Southwest Times Record1884