NEW YORK, Sept 20 Tribune Co TRB.N, which is
going private in an $8.2 billion deal, said on Thursday that
revenue fell in August because of a drop in publishing and
advertising sales at its newspapers.
Revenue fell 5.2 percent from a year earlier to $391
million. Publishing revenue fell to 6.1 percent to $271
million, while ad revenue fell 7.2 percent to $210 million.
Retail ad revenue rose nearly 1 percent, and national ad
revenue rose 2.8 percent, but classified ad revenue dropped
20.1 percent, partially due to a drop in real estate classified
ad sales in the Los Angeles, Florida and Chicago markets.
Tribune publishes the Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune
and Hartford Courant, among other papers.
Circulation revenue fell 4.8 percent, and broadcasting and
entertainment group revenue fell 3 percent.
(Reporting by Robert MacMillan)