Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn: Alden Global Capital ‘known for slashing newsrooms’

John Williams

FILE – In this April 12, 2006, file photo, flags wave near the Chicago Tribune Tower in downtown Chicago. Newspaper publisher Tribune has agreed to be sold to Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund known for cutting costs and eliminating newsroom jobs, in a deal valued at $630 million. Tribune Publishing Co., which owns the Chicago Tribune, the New York Daily News, the Baltimore Sun and other newspapers, said Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, it has agreed to sell its shares to Alden for $17.25 apiece, in cash. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

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Chicago Tribune columnist Eric Zorn joins John Williams to describe what could come of hedge fund Alden Global Capital’s acquisition of the esteemed newspaper. That includes his greatest fears for the paper a lot of Chicagoland and beyond depends on.

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