Justin Dearborn, Tribune Publishing's chairman and CEO, and Ross Levinsohn, CEO of the company's interactive division, are leaving after a series of controversies and a failure to sell the company.
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Tronc's agreement to voluntarily recognize the union at The Virginian-Pilot and the Daily Press came just 10 days after the Tidewater Media Guild formally asked the company to do so.
An Denver Post employee holds up a sign during a rally against the paper's ownership group, Alden Global Capital, on May 8 outside the paper's office. A series of layoffs have slashed the paper's newsroom staff.
Tronc cited financial pressures in gutting the New York Daily News, a major force in local coverage. It has won Pulitzer Prizes and been a thorn in President Trump's side.
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Community members Carol Geithner, left, and Yasemine Jamison take part in a candlelight vigil near the Capital Gazette, the day after a gunman killed five people inside the newspaper's building in Annapolis.
According to labor organizers, Tronc has agreed to recognize three separate bargaining units within the same union at its Chicago-area publications, including the Chicago Tribune.
In May 2013, 142 newsroom employees of The Denver Post posed for a photo after the newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Aurora theater shooting in 2012. This illustration shows the original staff members who remain in April 2018.
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