Mayor Bronin Statement On Takeover Of Tribune Publishing

Published on May 21, 2021

HARTFORD, CONN (May 21, 2021) – Mayor Luke Bronin issued the statement below after Alden Global Capital successfully acquired Tribune Publishing, a newspaper chain that includes the Hartford Courant. 

“A strong Hartford Courant is a vital to our community and vital to a healthy, strong democracy here in Connecticut,” said Mayor Bronin.  “I am deeply concerned by this takeover because this hedge fund’s record is clear, and it is not good.  At a time when democracy is under attack in many ways, at many levels, losing control of the nation’s longest continuously published paper to a hedge fund that slashes newsrooms and doesn’t seem to care at all about quality journalism is very concerning and very, very disappointing.”

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