Alden and Tribune: ‘A crash course in capitalism’

About half of daily local newspaper circulation in the US is now controlled by hedge funds. On this week’s Kicker, Rebecca Lurye, a reporter for the Hartford Courant and unit chair for the Hartford Courant Guild, and Danielle Ohl, a reporter for the Capital Gazette and chair of the Chesapeake News Guild, join Kyle Pope, editor and publisher of CJR. They discuss what comes next after Alden Global Capital bought Tribune Publishing, and how reporters and their communities can advocate for journalism.

CJR · Alden and Tribune: ‘A crash course in capitalism’

 

SHOW NOTES

The vultures come for Tribune, as the Baltimore Sun looks to escape, Jon Allsop, CJR

Tribune Blues, Jim Friedlich, CJR

The most feared owner in American journalism looks set to take some of its greatest assets, Savannah Jacobson, CJR

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Amanda Darrach is a contributor to CJR and a visiting scholar at the University of St Andrews School of International Relations. Follow her on Twitter @thedarrach.