Digital First Media

Hedge fund Alden attempts takeover of Gannett newspaper chain

Digital First Media’s profits “near the top of the industry,” company says in takeover letter By Julie Reynolds Billing itself as a savior of newspapers, vulture hedge fund Alden Global Capital has made a $1.36 billion hostile takeover bid to… Continue Reading →

A CALL TO ACTION for Digital First Media editors and publishers

By Julie Reynolds The rebellion two weeks ago by The Denver Post’s editorial board against the newspaper’s hedge-fund owners spurred a national outcry, including a front-page article in The New York Times and coverage in The Washington Post, Time magazine,… Continue Reading →

Journalists Demand Owners Put Quality News Before Profits

SIGN THE PETITION DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE POSTERS: 8.5×11 11×17 DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE DFM/ALDEN FACT SHEET Fact Sheet HASHTAG FOR SOCIAL MEDIA SHARING: #AldenExposed Journalists Demand Owners Put Quality News Before Profits  Pacific Media Workers Guild, Local 39521 415-421-6833 guild@mediaworkers.org   JOINT STATEMENT… Continue Reading →

The Case for New Owners is Clearer Than Ever

This is not the usual “hard times for newspapers” lament. Alden is cutting news staff at more than twice the national rate. By DFMworkers staff The argument for responsible, local ownership of Digital First Media newspapers grows stronger every day,… Continue Reading →

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