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Chicago Tribune reporters, newsroom staff strike for first time in newspaper’s 180-year history: ‘This is Chicago, we don’t back down’

“We often say, ‘Newspapers are not dying, they’re being killed,'” former Chicago Tribune Guild president and current Tribune investigative reporter Greg Pratt said. “They’re being killed by owners that are taking the money out and just sucking it out and putting it elsewhere.”

Journalists at the Chicago Tribune are staging a 24-hour strike, the first in the newspaper's 177-year history, to protest job, wage, and benefit cuts by owner Alden Global Capital, a hedge fund criticized for prioritizing profits over the health of newspapers. This walkout is part of a larger strike involving about 240 journalists across Alden-owned papers nationwide.

Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Click here for full story.