The left’s biggest bogeymen could snap up the ailing Tribune Company, and with it the ‘Los Angeles Times.’ David Freedlander reports on the effort to stop the billionaires—and whether it extends to the newsroom.
June 5, 2013
May 30, 2013
Koch Brothers Protests Put Pressure on Tribune Co., Even If It Is ‘Premature’
May 30, 2013
About 200 protesters rallied Wednesday outside the headquarters of the Los Angeles Times to protest a potential sale of the newspaper to the politically conservative Koch brothers.
May 26, 2013
AFP's Robert Lever talks to Rick Jacobs and discusses CourageCampaign.org's effort to save the Los Angeles Times and Tribune Company from the Koch Brothers.
May 16, 2013
In the spring of 2013, amid rising cases of sexual assault in the military, Rep. Speier (D-CA) introduced legislation -- the STOP Act -- to remove the issue from military control. The STOP Act takes the prosecution, reporting, oversight, investigation, and victim care of sexual assaults out of normal chain of command and places jurisdiction in an autonomous Sexual Assault Oversight and Response Office made up of military and civilian experts. Courage Campaign garnered over 75,000 signatures in support of Rep. Speier's bill. KQED covers the issue in this piece.
May 13, 2013
In a segment on Southern California's NPR Affiliate (KPCC), host Madeline Brand discusses our campaign to save the Los Angeles Times and its respected, independent journalism from the right-wing Koch brothers.
May 9, 2013
In this piece, The Guardian's Roy Greenslade reports on the more than 250,000 signatures opposing a sale of the Tribune Company and its newspapers to the right-wing Koch brothers. The signatures were gathered by Courage Campaign, Daily Kos and its allies around the country. Greenslade also reports on our letters written by to Bruce Karsh, chair of the Tribune board, and protests outside the Tribune headquarters by allies in Chicago.
May 9, 2013
On May 9, 2013, Courage Campaign and its partner at Forecast the Facts launched a month-long advertising swarm on both LATimes.com and NYTimes.com, targeting LA-area readers to warn them that their newspaper is about to become the next FOX News if the Tribune Company is sold to the right-wing Koch Brothers. The New York Times' Adam Nagourney and Christine Haughney cover the advertising buy and our campaign in this piece.
April 23, 2013
In this segment on Northern California's NPR affiliate (KQED), during The Forum with Michael Krasny, guests discuss Courage Campaign's efforts to save the Los Angeles Times from the Koch brothers.
April 22, 2013
The Christian Science Monitor covers the statement of Chair and Founder Rick Jacobs concerning the new proposal from the Boy Scouts to permit openly gay scouts to participate.