N.J. hedge fund that owns National Enquirer to take control of McClatchy newspapers, reports say

A New Jersey-based hedge fund manager, whose ownership of the National Enquirer landed it in hot water with New Jersey pension fund officials, may soon control one of the country’s largest newspaper chains.McClatchy, the publisher of such newspapers as the Miami Herald and the Sacramento Bee, on Thursday filed for bankruptcy protection that, if approved, would put the newspaper in the hands of Chatham Asset Management, the Washington Post reportedThursday.According to the Post, McClatchy bowed under the weight of pension and debt obligations after its 2006, $4.5 billion takeover of Knight Ridd…

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