We demand that Congress investigate Alden Global Capital, the predatory hedge fund that controls 100 U.S. newspapers owned by Digital First Media. Reviled as the “destroyer of newspapers,” Alden has damaged the crucial watchdog role that journalists perform in our communities.

Now Alden threatens major newspapers owned by Tribune Publishing in Chicago, Baltimore, New York, Hartford, Allentown, Norfolk, Orlando, Annapolis and elsewhere. Congress must do everything in its power to stop the destruction of local journalism by vulture investors.