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A Hedge Fund Is Poised To Take Over The Hartford Courant. What Will This Mean For Local News?

Sage Ross
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The Hartford Courant's former Broad Street headquarters in Hartford

The Hartford Courant is America’s oldest continuously published newspaper. But the proposed acquisition of the paper’s parent company Tribune Publishing by hedge fund Alden Global Capital has reporters worried about the newspaper’s future.

This hour, we look at the future of the Courant.  In a changing world, how will newspapers and other media companies survive?


  • Rebecca Lurye - covers the city of Hartford for the Hartford Courant; she is the chair of the Hartford Courant Guild union
  • David Owens - was a longtime reporter for the Hartford Courant; he left last year
  • Kerry Flynn - Media Reporter at CNN Business

Cat Pastor contributed to this show.

Lucy is the Executive Producer and Host of Connecticut Public's morning talk show, 'Where We Live.' She’s a longtime public radio reporter covering several beats including immigration, juvenile justice and child welfare issues, education, veterans affairs and the military.
Carmen Baskauf was a producer for Connecticut Public Radio's news-talk show Where We Live, hosted by Lucy Nalpathanchil from 2017-2021. She has also contributed to The Colin McEnroe Show.
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