FOR 173 YEARS, THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE HAS BEEN OUR REGION’S MAIN SOURCE OF LOCAL NEWS AND THE WATCHDOG THAT KEEPS GOVERNMENTS AND CORPORATIONS ACCOUNTABLE.
NOW, THE VOICE OF OUR CITY IS UNDER ATTACK.
ALDEN GLOBAL CAPITAL, AN UNSCRUPULOUS HEDGE FUND AIMED AT LINING THE POCKETS OF A HANDFUL OF INVESTORS AT THE EXPENSE OF NEWS, ACCOUNTABILITY AND THE PEOPLE OF OUR COMMUNITY, IS WORKING RIGHT NOW TO SEIZE CONTROL OF THE TRIBUNE AND OTHER NEWSPAPERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
WE WON'T STAND FOR IT. WE KNOW YOU WON'T EITHER.
THAT’S WHY LOCAL HEROES LIKE YOU ARE JOINING THE
The journalists of the Chicago Tribune believe in our city.
In spite of the attacks of management and ownership who don’t care whether Chicagoans have the reliable information they need to hold government accountable, keep their families safe or stay aware of local events, Tribune journalists continue to fight for our city every day.
We bring Chicagoans vibrant culture and vital investigative journalism that results in immediate action by lawmakers. We protect school children, uncover corruption at city hall and help you navigate crises from coronavirus to your commute.
We know that having information you can trust is important.
That’s why we’re fighting for the Tribune, and for the truth.
When Heath Freeman and his hedge fund, Alden Global Capital, destroy newspapers, PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES SUFFER.
RESEARCH SHOWS THAT:
- People are left in the dark about important local events
- Local governments and large corporations aren’t held accountable
- People are unsure of how their tax dollars are being spent
- Citizens are less likely to vote
- Poor and disenfranchised communities become invisible
Newspapers aren’t “broken” and aren’t dying — they’re being murdered by Alden.
Across the nation, people are standing up to Alden and demanding better, more responsible ownership for these important community institutions.
It’s a simple shift to make: Owners who care about their communities and the importance of trusted information still stand to make responsible profits, instead of outlandish hedge fund dividends that will doom the Tribune and other papers.