Save Our Virginian-Pilot

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT HAS BEEN OUR REGION’S SOURCE OF LOCAL NEWS AND THE WATCHDOG THAT KEEPS GOVERNMENTS AND CORPORATIONS ACCOUNTABLE.

NOW, THE VOICE OF OUR COMMUNITY 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 VIRGINIAN-PILOT 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 VIRGINIAN-PILOT CAMPAIGN

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

PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES SUFFER.

RESEARCH SHOWS THAT:

  • People are left in the dark about important local events

  • Local governments and large corporations aren’t held accountable

  • People 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 a simple shift to make: Owners who care about their communities and the importance of trusted information still stand to make responsible profits, instead of outlandish hedge fund dividends that will doom The Virginian-Pilot and other papers.

The journalists of the Virginian-Pilot 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, Tribune 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 Virginian-Pilot, and for the truth.