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LISTEN: What Next For The Hartford Courant With Alden Takeover?

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The sale of Tribune newspapers to Alden Global Capital has been voted through by Tribune’s shareholders. That means the Hartford Courant is now owned by Alden, a hedge fund notorious for severely cutting staff levels at the newspapers it buys. Rebecca Lurye, chair of the Hartford Courant Guild, joined All Things Considered to talk through what’s next for her and her colleagues. She also tells what she knows about a report that the Tribune vote went in Alden’s favor because a major stockholder failed to mark his ballot ... and the unmarked ballot got counted as a yes vote.

John Henry Smith is Connecticut Public’s host of All Things Considered, its flagship afternoon news program. He's proud to be a part of the team that won a regional Emmy Award for The Vote: A Connecticut Conversation. In his 21st year as a professional broadcaster, he’s covered both news and sports.

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