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Zell not only wants to cut bureaucracy, but is also attempting to enforce quicker decision-making and more collaboration among newspapers, TV, and the Internet.
Some of his employees are criticizing Zell for swearing in his speeches as well as failing to clarify his goals.
"We see how newsrooms are shrinking," said Julie Cart, 25-year metro reporter at the Los Angeles Times. "Zell makes a lot of noise but he hasn't articulated the new model other than saying we're doing it wrong.''
Zell's defense is that he wants to create a sense of urgency, especially since Tribune's debt increased in December when Zell took the company private.