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April 10, 2018Sun Sentinel and Wondery’s “Felonious Florida” Debuts at No. 1 on Apple Podcast Chart Nationwide
True crime series releases its third episode today DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., April 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- “Felonious Florida,” the highly-anticipated podcast produced by the South Florida Sun Sentinel and presented by Wondery, premiered at No. 1 for its first week on Apple Podcast chart nationwide. The true crime miniseries, which remains at the top of the podcast chart, releases its third episode today. ... 
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April 05, 2018Tronc Launches Branded Content Agency, Studio 1847
Events and custom content teams come together to offer brands holistic marketing experiences CHICAGO, April 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tronc, Inc. today announced the launch of branded content and events agency, Studio 1847. Named after the inception of tronc’s namesake brand the Chicago Tribune, Studio 1847 will serve as the brand marketing division of tronc, partnering with advertisers to engage consumers in new, innovative and experiential ways. As tronc’s creative and strategic brand... 
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April 03, 2018Sun Sentinel and Wondery Launch True Crime Podcast Series, “Felonious Florida”
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., April 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The South Florida Sun Sentinel and Wondery, the network that brought you the podcast phenomenon “Dirty John,” have partnered to launch an investigative true crime miniseries, “Felonious Florida,” premiering today. Episodes 1 and 2 are currently available, with new installments out every Tuesday.  ... 
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April 03, 2018Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times Honored by Investigative Reporters and Editors, Overseas Press Club of America
CHICAGO, April 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- tronc, Inc. is pleased to announce the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times have been honored by the 2017 Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) Awards. The Chicago Tribune’s David Jackson, Gary Marx, Duaa Eldeib, Alicia Fabbre, and Stacey Wescott were recognized with the IRE Award for Investigations Triggered by Breaking News for their series that followed the days and weeks after the death of Chicago toddler, Semaj Crosby. Their stories ex... 
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March 29, 2018Chicago Tribune Columnist Dahleen Glanton Wins 2018 American Society of News Editors Mike Royko Award
Tribune Also Received 22 Awards in 2017 Illinois Associated Press Media Editors Newspaper Contest CHICAGO, March 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Chicago Tribune is pleased to announce that columnist Dahleen Glanton has been recognized as the recipient of the 2018 American Society of News Editors Mike Royko Award for Commentary/Column Writing. One of the most significant awards in U.S. journalism, the ASNE Mike Royko Award recognizes “excellence in writing by an individual that expresses a pe... 
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March 23, 2018Chicago Tribune and Hartford Courant Staff Named Finalists for 2018 American Society for News Editors Awards
Winners Will Be Announced at 39th ASNE Awards the Week of March 26th CHICAGO, March 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNC)- The American Society of News Editors (ASNE) today announced finalists for the 2018 ASNE Awards, including three journalists from two of tronc’s newspapers. The Chicago Tribune’s Trish Callahan was named a finalist for the Frank A. Blethen Award for Local Accountability Reporting for her series, “Doomed by Delay”, examining how Illinois bureaucracy robb... 
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March 19, 2018Justin Dearborn Named Chairman of tronc, Inc. Board
Michael Ferro retires after negotiating $500 million L.A. Times sale to local owners CHICAGO, March 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Justin Dearborn, chief executive officer of tronc, Inc., has been named chairman of the board of tronc. Michael Ferro is retiring from the board of directors as the company prepares to close on the $500 million sale of the Los Angeles Times to local ownership. In recent weeks, Ferro has discussed with his fellow board members and the management team his desire to... 
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March 07, 2018tronc, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results
CHICAGO, March 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNC) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2017.  Please note, the Company’s fiscal year 2017 consisted of 53 weeks with 13 weeks in each of the first three quarters and 14 weeks in the fourth quarter, compared to fiscal year 2016 which consisted of a 52-week year with 13 weeks in each quarter. Fourth Quarter 2017 and Year-to-Date 2018 Highlights: Strong fourth quarter 201... 
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February 27, 2018tronc, Inc. to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results on March 7, 2018
CHICAGO, Feb. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNC) will report its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2017 on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 after the market closes. The announcement will be followed by a conference call to discuss the company’s business and financial results at 5 p.m. Eastern Time (4 p.m. Central Time).  The conference call may be accessed via tronc’s Investor Relations website at investor.tronc.com or by dialing 844.494.0... 
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February 07, 2018tronc Announces National Digital Strategy
Tribune Interactive to house digital assets and pursue growth strategy for company CHICAGO, Feb. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With an enhanced balance sheet following the sale of the California News Group, tronc, Inc. is embarking on a national digital growth strategy through its newly reorganized Tribune Interactive division, which will operate the digital functions of the company, as well as pursue strategic growth investments and acquisitions, such as its newly announced majority ownership... 
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February 07, 2018tronc Acquires Majority Interest in BestReviews
CHICAGO, Feb. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNC) today announced it has acquired a majority ownership stake in BestReviews, the high growth online product review company based in San Francisco, California, and Reno, Nevada. Founded in 2014, BestReviews’ mission is to simplify the way consumers buy the products and services they need across thousands of categories from laptops to vacuum cleaners to rowing machines. All products on BestReviews’ site are thoroughly and inde... 
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February 07, 2018tronc, Inc. Announces Sale of the Los Angeles Times and The San Diego Union-Tribune to Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong for $500 Million Plus the Assumption of $90 Million in Pension Liabilities
CHICAGO, Feb. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNC) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the Los Angeles Times, The San Diego Union-Tribune and various titles in the California News Group (the Portfolio) to Nant Capital, LLC, a private investment vehicle of California-based entrepreneur Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, for $500 million in cash plus the assumption of $90 million in pension liabilities. “We are pleased to transition leadership of th... 
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January 11, 2018tronc, Inc. to Present at the 20th Annual Needham Growth Conference
CHICAGO, Jan. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- tronc, Inc. (NASDAQ:TRNC) today announced that Ross Levinsohn, Los Angeles Times CEO and Publisher, and Terry Jimenez, Executive Vice President and CFO, will present at the 20th Annual Needham Growth Conference on Thursday, January 18th. The presentation will be held at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel in New York, NY. To access the live webcast and view related materials, please visit investor.tronc.com. About t... 
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