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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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How newspapers — and communities — pay for bad hedge fund bets

Inside the Alden–Fred’s pharmacy $100 million debacle

 

In the book The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, author Michael Lewis asks:

“What are the odds that people will make smart decisions about money if they don’t need to …
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I am ashamed: Veteran reporter slams a major news chain’s failure to cover Charlottesville

Editor’s note: The following is an open letter to Digital First Media’s Philadelphia-area publisher Edward Condra from Evan Brandt, an award-winning reporter from the Pottstown (Pennsylvania)  Mercury. It has been slightly shortened from the original version.

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From: Evan Brandt
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DFM papers hit with (yes, more) layoffs

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East Bay Times Pulitzer winners (California).

Last-minute layoffs target long-time workers, hit newsrooms hard

OAKLAND — More news workers have been laid off at Digital First Media newspapers as the company approaches its new fiscal year on July 1.

More awards, more layoffs

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Better days: Herald employees on World Press Freedom Day, May 3.

UPDATE: At least two other DFM papers laid off workers this week: the Denver Post announced the layoffs of four Guild-covered employees and at least two managers in inside
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Keeping democracy alive in a rust belt town

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Evan Brandt’s calling

“When I miss a meeting, these days most often due to a threadbare staff, officials literally say ‘The Mercury’s not here, what should we get done?’” —Evan Brandt, reporter at the Pottstown (Pa.) Mercury

 

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Why we fight

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Staff at The Trentonian (New Jersey).

By JULIE REYNOLDS

In my first week at a new reporting job in 2004, I received a shock while covering a city council meeting in Pacific Grove, California. The city was unveiling a proposed …
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When hedge funds own newspapers…

 

In case you missed it, read The Price of a Pulitzer.

A mosaic of solidarity for Press Freedom

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Denver Post Newsroom Unit (Colorado).

NewsGuild units representing 1,500 news workers across the country marked May 3, World Press Freedom Day, with coordinated actions between Digital First Media and Gatehouse Media union members. The actions, which included rallies and displaying …
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