Online Staff Report
At noon, Wednesday, May 29, Free Press and about 20 other groups will be calling for a national day of action to save local news. Specifically, the groups will rally at the Chicago Tribune Tower at 435 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, in attempts to save the Chicago paper from being taken over by the Koch brothers.
According to an e-mail from Free Press: “The Koch brothers want to buy the Chicago Tribune and seven other newspapers to push their radical, pro-corporate agenda. These are the same Koch brothers who attacked journalists they didn’t agree with, funded voter-suppression efforts and sponsored ‘research’ that denies the existence of human-made climate change.
“As people who depend on quality journalism to hold our government leaders and corporations accountable, we must have a say in our local media.
“It’s time to turn up the heat on the Tribune Company. We’ll be delivering hundreds of thousands of petitions — but we need your help to really drive our message home.”
Those interested are asked to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted May 28, 2013