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SAVING LOCAL NEWS

Duke University’s media center takes a well-researched look at local news decline. But will it tackle a major funder’s role in exacerbating the problem?

 

By Julie Reynolds

A recent report on the state of local news, published by …
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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

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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VIDEO: We’re Fighting Alden Global Capital and We’re Not Backing Down

The fight to save hometown news is just beginning: “We will see you, and you’re definitely going to see us.”

#AldenExposed

Speaking truth to Alden: photos

Marching to Alden headquarters | Photo by Tania Barricklo

 

On May 8, Digital First Media journalists rallied in New York City and Denver to tell Alden Global Capital executives to get their vulture hedge fund out of the news …
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Journalists take the fight to Alden

By Julie Reynolds

Digital First Media journalists converged May 8 in Manhattan, arriving from newspapers around the country to deliver more than 11,000 signed letters demanding change from the chain’s hedge fund owner Alden Global Capital.

The group gathered in …
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Alden Global’s Desperate Crackdown

Hedge fund attempts to censor its newspapers’ own criticism as outrage, rebellion grow

By Julie Reynolds

New York-based hedge fund Alden Global Capital is bearing down on editors as it attempts to censor criticism of its management of the Digital …
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THE ‘GHOST NEWSPAPERS’ ARE HERE

Shuttering papers and turning them into weekly inserts is accelerating the rise of news deserts, researcher says

Glimmers of hope as some hedge fund owners get out of the news business

 By Julie Reynolds 

It was probably Penelope Muse Abernathy
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