STAND UP TO THE WALL STREET HEDGE FUND STRIP MINING 200+ NEWSPAPERS NATIONWIDE

Join more than 11,000 others demanding transparency from Alden Global Capital, the secretive owner decimating Digital First Media newspapers: “The public has a right to know about …
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NEW STUDY: Digital First Media leads in profits; news deserts expanding

By Julie Reynolds

In the second half of a scathing new study titled “The Expanding News Desert,” the University of North Carolina’s School of Media and Journalism lays bare the devastating effect hedge funds and other investment firms are having …
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THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING HEDGE FUND

Alden and former Digital First Media execs prosper despite lawsuits and bad investments

By Julie Reynolds

BREAKING: Just as this story posted, Fred’s Pharmacies filed a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification to announce that 80 employees will be permanently
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NEWSPAPERS WITHOUT NEWSROOMS

First it sold off all its newspapers’ buildings. Now, by closing rented offices and making reporters work from home and coffee shops, Digital First Media takes extreme cost-cutting to a new level.

 

By Julie Reynolds

When the Longmont, Colorado
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Plateaus, dividends and Band-Aids

Breaking down DFM execs’ claims, one at a time

 

By Julie Reynolds

Digital First Media needs to pillage its newspapers in order to make them better — that’s the essence of the business strategy described by DFM president Joe Fuchs …
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New Video – DFM Workers Fight to Save Local News

Showtime in Denver: an annotated transcript

DFM’s COO Guy Gilmore and president Joseph Fuchs attempt to justify Alden Global Capital’s business practices to Denver Post staff

Here’s a transcript of the meeting between Digital First Media management and employees at the Denver Post on June 19. …
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Who Profits From Alden Global Capital? You’d be surprised.

By Julie Reynolds

As a reporter who’s covered Alden Global Capital for more than two years, people often ask me who are the investors behind the hedge fund that owns one of America’s largest newspaper chains?

They want to know …
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Is Alden Global Capital on shaky financial ground?

Losses at Fred’s pharmacy chain could mean trouble

By Julie Reynolds

 

Class action litigators are sniffing around Alden Global Capital’s investment practices, signaling potential new trouble for the secretive New York hedge fund as it pillages newspapers to prop …
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SAVING LOCAL NEWS: a reporter takes his message straight to hedge fund president Heath Freeman

Brandt in front of Freeman’s Montauk home. | Photo by Lorraine Dusky


By Evan Brandt

There is a scene I love at the end of the 1972 Robert Redford film “The Candidate.”

Redford’s character, the naive political novice Bill McKay, …
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Highly profitable DFM again refuses to offer pay increase

May 24, 2018

DFM BARGAINING BULLETIN

PHILADELPHIA — DFM management came to a bargaining session empty-handed today, telling a national coalition of NewsGuild representatives that the company’s hedge fund ownership intends to keep employee pay frozen companywide to help maintain …
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