Reporters Aren’t Going Quietly as Vulture Fund Is Poised to Take Control of Tribune Publishing

Hedge fund Alden Capital recently bought a stake in New York Daily News parent company Tribune Publishing. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

One of the first phone calls Scott Maxwell received after he published his most recent column in the Orlando Sentinel on Friday morning was from his publisher.

Maxwell, 47, is a 22-year veteran of the Sentinel, and he’s been a columnist for most of that time. Last Monday, he and his colleagues who have worked at the paper for eight years or more received an email informing them of a new round of buyouts, the latest of several they have been offered in recent years.

This time, though, the buyouts must have seemed a little
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