NewsGuild units at the papers of Tribune Publishing issued the following joint statement on the vote by shareholders regarding the takeover by Alden Global Capital.
Today, Tribune Publishing shareholders voted to put profit and greed over local news in our country.
While we are saddened by the turn of events, we know that our work over the past year — to build allies in the community and to raise awareness about Alden — is not in vain. Those allies will support us as we fight against Alden to protect local news and the cuts that they will inevitably try to make.
We stand ready, willing and able to fight.
Baltimore Sun Guild
Chesapeake News Guild
Chicago Tribune Guild
Design & Production Studio Guild
Daily News Union
Gary Newspaper Guild
Hartford Courant Guild
Orlando Sentinel Guild
Pioneer Press Unit of Chicago Newspaper Guild
Suburban Chicago Tribune Guild
The Morning Call Guild
Tidewater Media Guild
Tribune Content Guild
Jen Sheehan, The Morning Call Guild, email@example.com
Liz Bowie, Baltimore Sun Guild, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gregory Pratt, Chicago Tribune Guild, email@example.com
Sara Gregory, Tidewater Media Guild, firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo at top: Cristóbal Reyes, a journalist at the Orlando Sentinel, spoke against the sale of Tribune Publishing to Alden Global Capital at a rally on May 15. | Photo credit: Steven M. Dowell, of the Sentinel Guild.