Denver Post Chairman Singleton steps down at Salt Lake Trib

For you Denver Post watchers, there is big news, sort of. Dean Singleton has “stepped down” as publisher of the Salt Lake Tribune amid a large shakeup at the paper, which is owned by MediaNews Group, which also owns the Denver Post as well as newspapers up and down the Front Range.

Nancy Conway, who is the Tribune editor and a former Post employee, is leaving the paper. And the Tribune announced that approximately 20 percent of its editorial staff will soon be laid off.

What this means for the Post, if anything, is entirely unclear. But the Post, which has had a series of layoffs over the last few years, just recently laid off John Sunderland, a 50-year Post veteran and manager of the photo department, and editorial-systems manager Keith Morse. It also reduced the physical size of the paper and significantly reduced space for its editorial page.

Singleton remains chairman of the Tribune. He’s the chairman and publisher of the Denver Post. Singleton is also chairman of MediaNews Group, the company he founded, but John Paton of Digital First has replaced him as CEO.

For a full report from Salt Lake City, read here.

The Colorado Independent is a statewide online news source operating in a time when spin is plentiful, but factual, fair and unflinching news in the public interest is all too rare. Our award-winning team of veteran investigative and explanatory reporters and news columnists aims to amplify the voices of Coloradans whose stories are unheard, shine light on the relationships between people, power and policy, and hold public officials to account. We strive to report the news with context, social conscience, and soul, and to give Coloradans the insight they need to promote conversation, understanding and progress in this square, swing state we call home.