Save Our Courant

THE HARTFORD COURANT HAS LONG BEEN OUR REGION’S SOURCE OF LOCAL NEWS AND THE WATCHDOG THAT KEEPS GOVERNMENTS AND CORPORATIONS ACCOUNTABLE.

NOW, THE COURANT IS UNDER ATTACK.

ALDEN GLOBAL CAPITAL, AN UNSCRUPULOUS HEDGE FUND AIMED AT LINING THE POCKETS OF A HANDFUL OF INVESTORS AT THE EXPENSE OF NEWS, ACCOUNTABILITY AND THE PEOPLE OF OUR COMMUNITY, IS WORKING RIGHT NOW TO SEIZE CONTROL OF THE HARTFORD COURANT AND OTHER NEWSPAPERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

WE WON'T STAND FOR IT. WE KNOW YOU WON'T EITHER.

THAT’S WHY LOCAL HEROES LIKE YOU ARE JOINING THE SAVE OUR COURANT CAMPAIGN

WHEN HEATH FREEMAN AND HIS HEDGE FUND, ALDEN GLOBAL CAPITAL, DESTROY NEWSPAPERS, 

PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES SUFFER.

WITHOUT LOCAL NEWS, RESEARCH SHOWS:

  • Residents are left in the dark about important local events

  • Local governments and large corporations aren’t held accountable

  • Citizens are unsure of how their tax dollars are being spent

  • Citizens are less likely to vote

  • Poor and disenfranchised communities become invisible

Newspapers aren’t “broken” and aren’t dying — they’re being murdered by Alden.

Across the nation, people are standing up to Alden and demanding better, more responsible ownership for these important community institutions.

It’s simple: We want owners who care about their communities and understand the value of trusted news, who seek responsible profits, instead of outlandish hedge fund dividends.

June 30, 2020 - The journalists of the Hartford Courant have launched a campaign to bring ownership of the paper back to the local community.
May 23, 2019 - Our guild not only joined a relatively recent wave of new unionizing efforts within Tribune Publishing, but a storied tradition of New England newspaper unions, and representation by the 86-year-old NewsGuild-CWA.
Feb 28, 2019 - Dear colleagues, When we learned that Tribune Publishing CEO Tim Knight would be visiting our newsroom the day we planned to go public with our union, we welcomed the opportunity to share our reasons for forming the Hartford Courant Guild.
Feb. 15, 2019 - Dear colleagues, Today, the company agreed to voluntarily recognize the Hartford Courant Guild as a joint collective bargaining unit of nearly 60 members of the Hartford Courant and Courant Community.

The journalists of the Hartford Courant believe in our community.

In spite of the attacks of management and ownership who don’t care whether our neighbors have the reliable information they need to hold government accountable, keep their families safe or stay aware of local events, Courant journalists continue to fight for our community every day.

We protect school children, uncover corruption at city hall and help you navigate crises from coronavirus to your commute.

We know that having information you can trust is important.

That’s why we’re fighting for the Hartford Courant.