“I really focus on the work we put into it moving forward,” Hutzell told Asia Despatch’s Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter on “Reliable Sources” Sunday. And Stelter pointed out that the staff managed to put out the newspaper “even the next day” after five people in the newsroom were shot and killed and two others were wounded in June, 2018.
Hundreds of Tribune employees responded in protest to the news of the ownership change, signing a letter that cited the hedge fund’s “well-documented history of extracting short-term profits from already-lean operations by cutting newsroom jobs and denying fair wages and benefits.”
Shortly after Alden took control, Tribune offered buyouts to employees for the second time in two years.
— Asia Despatch’s Kerry Flynn contributed to this report