The Atlantic’s McKay Coppins introduces us to the men behind Alden Global Capital, the hedge fund that bought the Chicago Tribune

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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 billion. 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)

McKay Coppins wrote “A Secretive Hedge Fund Is Gutting Newsrooms” in The Atlantic. He joins John Williams to describe the two men behind Alden Global Capital, the hedge fund that purchased Chicago Tribune, causing many long-adored columnists and reporters to leave.

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