Is Local News Dying? “Newspaper Destroyer” Buys Tribune Publishing
This week, the billionaire hedge fund Alden Global Capital announced that it had purchased Tribune Publishing, which owns the well-known Chicago Tribune and host of other local newspapers across the East Coast. Nicknamed the “Destroyer of Newspapers,” Alden has a terrible reputation for decimating local newspapers across the country. PLUS a proposed New York state bill, backed by gig economy giants like Uber and DoorDash, would give their workers the right to unionize. But workers and union organizers say the bill is an insidious effort to rob workers of their right to withhold their labor and would continue to misclassify them as independent contractors. LISTEN NOW AND SUBSCRIBE TO ON THE PICKET LINE ON APPLE SPOTIFY & MORE!