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Denver Post sinking fast with no relief in sight

Despite its continued profitability, the Denver Post is facing yet more cuts in staff imperiling its ability to cover the news. The staff has called for the hedge fund owners to sell to someone who values journalism but no new owners have surfaced. The staff is protesting the censorship of stories criticizing management. (Columbia Journalism Review, May 8, 2018, by Pete Vernon)

In February the Post was able to poll every member of the state house of representatives on their stance on a vote to dismiss a representative accused of sexual harassment. But today they do not have the staff to do that job. Only one reporter covers the police and courts, stretched too thin to make it to key trials when verdicts are announced. (The Poynter Institute, May 15, 2018, by Libby Rainey)

For earlier FAC coverage on this story, click here.

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