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Staffers at The Appeal announced they had formed a union. Five minutes later, management announced layoffs.
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NPR / David Folkenflik / May 3
“The acquisition occurred in partnership with the National Trust for Local News, a new nonprofit that becomes a co-owner in the new venture and is an offshoot of the Lenfest Institute…’All too often these days, we all know who is first in line to buy newspapers, and that’s hedge funds or the occasional billionaire…We couldn’t count on a benevolent billionaire galloping up on a white horse. And we were worried about a hedge fund coming in.”
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