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'Denver Post' Calls Out Its 'Vulture' Hedge Fund Owners In Searing Editorial

"If Alden isn't willing to do good journalism here, it should sell The Post to owners who will," the newspaper's editorial board wrote, as 25 staffers are laid off from the newsroom.
In May 2013, 142 newsroom employees of The Denver Post posed for a photo after the newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Aurora theater shooting in 2012. This illustration shows the original staff members who remain in April 2018. Source: RJ Sangosti/Katie Wood

The Denver Post isn't the only newspaper to be bought by a hedge fund that then orders layoffs, shrinking the newsroom to a shell of its former self within a few years.

But it wrote a new page of its history when it fought back in its Sunday edition, with an editorial and a package of opinion pieces around one central idea: Its owners are bleeding the and Coloradans are going to miss it if it dies.

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