Journalists of Tribune Publishing launch campaigns seeking new ownership

NewsGuild journalists representing 10 Tribune Publishing Co. publications across the country are launching a collective campaign to return these institutions to local ownership.

In a sweeping vote of no confidence in Tribune’s current leadership, NewsGuild members at publications including The Capital Gazette, The Chicago Tribune, The Hartford Courant, The Morning Call, The Orlando Sentinel, The Virginian-Pilot and more are seeking local investors who recognize that local newspapers are vital community institutions.

These campaigns will run parallel to The Baltimore Sun Guild’s Save Our Sun campaign, launched on April 28.

The NewsGuild campaigns, launched individually in seven cities today, are aimed at finding investors to buy the papers and building relationships with those interested in saving local news through new ownership models. “We hope our actions will encourage an end to an industry consolidation that has left our country’s newspapers in the hands of a few large corporations and hedge funds,” they said in a press statement.

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