Having worked for the LA Times (aka Tribune) I can say this. Chicago has no clue what the hell is going on. They sure as hell have no direction for making money (other then focusing on broadcast). The Times are in the dark most the time. It's a shame, because there is a great amount of talent at the times. I can only speak of the IT department where I worked. However, from what I have seen LA Times interactive division will likely be gone before long. We mentioned a ton of ways to make money, only to be shuffled back and forth management. The usual outcome was "Ummm talk to x then y then z and then we'll spend six months discussing it". Monolithic companies in a old mindset giving up on the net. That's it in a nutshell.