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Denver Post fights for its life in criticizing hedge-fund owners

Fearful that cuts to staff with devastating effects on its ability to report the news is just a prelude to shutting down the newspaper altogether, Denver Post editors and reporters published a rebuke of their hedge-fund owners. The lead editorial in the issue asked the owners to sell to those who would support strong journalism. The Denver Post is the only major newspaper left in Denver and has won nine Pulitzer Prizes. (The New York Times, April 7, 2018, by Sydney Ember)

Ken Doctor of the Nieman Lab, April 9, 2018, applauds the Denver Post’s brave stance, pointing out that in standing up to owners, the newspaper is standing up for their community. Doctor sees the protest as part of a national reawakening to the need to protest in the face of disturbing trends and problems. He also fears that the hedge fund only cares about profits and makes no investment to strengthen the newspaper while funneling any profits into other projects.

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