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Or: why Alden’s bid to buy Gannett is a very bad idea

After news broke that Digital First Media (also known as MediaNews Group and MNG Enterprises) is attempting a takeover of Gannett newspapers, we thought it would be useful to put together this compendium of our reporting on DFM and its owner, the vulture hedge fund Alden Global Capital.

What is Alden Global Capital?

Alden’s financials

Who is Randall Smith?

Who is Heath Freeman?

Alden/DFM real estate deals

Questionable overseas investments

Shoestores, pharmacies and more: Alden doesn’t just buy newspapers

The Denver Rebellion

What’s it like to work at a DFM paper?

Saving local news

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