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Saving the Sun: Under New Hedge Fund Ownership, What's Next For The Award-Winning Newspaper?

The old Baltimore Sun's banner graphic (courtesy Save the Sun)

Now, an update on a story we’ve been following for more than a year.

Despite efforts by local journalists, non-profits, and a wealthy businessman to acquire the Baltimore Sun from the Tribune Company, it has been sold instead to a New York Hedge Fund, Alden Global Capital. This is a worst-case scenario nightmare for those who want to see the Sun return to local control, with a focus on local news, and financial support that would allow it to provide wide-ranging and thorough coverage.

Tom's next guests have both been involved in the effort to purchase the paper. Liz Bowie is an education reporter for the Sun. Matt Gallagher is the president and CEO of the Goldseker Foundation.

Liz Bowie is an education reporter for the Sun; Matt Gallagher is President/CEO of the Goldseker Foundation (Bowie/Gallagher)

Liz Bowie and Matt Gallagher join us on Zoom…

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