Ex-Denver Post journalists launched a new publication with crypto backing

In 1833, The New York Sun revolutionized journalism as a pioneer of the penny press. In 2018, a new startup called The Colorado Sun is hoping to do the same […]...

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June 29, 2018 Just In, Media

From our editor: Hello sunshine!

Dear readers, In a year when far too many dark clouds have loomed over Colorado’s news landscape, there’s some good news on the horizon with […]...

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June 19, 2018 Greene, Just In, Media, The Blogs, The Mix

Colorado’s Park County ‘filed a legal complaint’ against Evergreen Newspapers and two of its reporters to block access to a teen’s autopsy

A board of commissioners in Park County, acting “by and through” the county coroner, “filed a legal complaint against the Canyon Courier’s umbrella organization Evergreen Newspapers, […]...

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June 7, 2018 All stories, Just In, Media, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Highlights from those panels on how to save The Denver Post. Now what?

Last Tuesday— and again on Thursday— people packed into The Denver Press Club to engage with a town-hall-slash-panel discussion largely focused on what readers can or should do about […]...

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May 22, 2018 All stories, Just In, Media, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix, Uncategorized

Colorado is a battlefield in the new newspaper wars. As the body count rises, what can we do?

On Tuesday, three stories that led the home page of Columbia Journalism Review were about Colorado, a state that has become a battlefield in the new newspaper wars— […]...

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May 11, 2018 Just In, Media, The Beats, The Mix

Littwin: If we want to save The Denver Post, we need to follow Chuck Plunkett’s lead

Denver Post editorial page editor Chuck Plunkett has gone hero on us again, this time quitting the job he loved because the vultures at Alden […]...

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May 4, 2018 Just In, Littwin, Littwin Columns, Media, Politics

Chuck Plunkett, architect of The Denver Post Rebellion, suddenly quits the paper citing censorship

Last week witnessed the first firing amid what’s now known as The Denver Rebellion. This week witnessed the first string of resignations. On Thursday, Denver Post editorial […]...

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May 4, 2018 Just In, Media, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Boulder newspaper opinion editor fired after writing about his paper’s hedge fund owner

Three weeks later, fallout from The Denver Post’s editorial rebellion against owner Digital First Media’s hedge-fund controller hasn’t abated. On Wednesday, Dave Krieger, the editorial page editor of The Boulder Daily Camera, said […]...

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April 26, 2018 Just In, Media, The Beats, The Mix, Uncategorized

How The Denver Post’s rebellion rippled across America

By now you’ve likely heard about The Denver Post’s multi-page editorial broadside at its hedge-fund owner. This week’s newsletter seeks to explain the local and national repercussions of […]...

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April 18, 2018 Just In, Media, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

The Denver Post layoff aftermath— one week later

In the week since The March 14 Massacre at The Denver Post, we now know who some of the departing journalists are among the proposed 30 cuts, the […]...

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March 23, 2018 Just In, Media, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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The Home Front: ‘Major victory’ for grass-roots effort ‘to see Colorado schools funded more equitably’

“For those behind the statewide, grass-roots effort to see Colorado schools funded more equitably and at a higher level, Wednesday marked a major victory,” reports […]

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