Monday, June 18, 2012
Oakland Tribune returns to downtown
The Oakland Tribune has moved back to downtown Oakland, where the action is, as publisher Mac Tully puts it. In 2007, the 138-year-old newspaper left the iconic Tribune Tower for an office building near I-880, across from the Coliseum. "It was a good location, but we weren't near the action," Tribune Publisher Mac Tully said. So now the Tribune has moved into a former Wachovia Bank branch at 1970 Broadway, across from Sears, in the city’s Uptown district. At the new location, the Tribune will have a media lab where residents can take classes and meet with reporters. The media lab concept is a companywide initiative at MediaNews Group.