Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Denver newspaper’s protest of deep cuts sparks push for sale

 

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI AND BRADY McCOMBS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
April 24, 2018

DENVER — Across the street from the Colorado Capitol rises an 11-story building emblazoned with The Denver Post‘s logo. No reporters work out of the building anymore, only executives of Digital First Media, whose cuts triggered an unusual plea in which the paper’s own editorial page asked for the Post to be sold to another owner.

Five hundred miles to the west, The Salt Lake Tribune newsroom takes up one floor of the building that bears its name, overlooking snow-capped mountains and the arena where the NBA’s Utah Jazz play. Once a Digital First property that dealt with staff reductions and feared closure, the paper was sold to a prominent local family in 2016. Since then, its reporters have received their first raise in a decade and won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting.

Though its home city is less than one-third the size of Denver, The Tribune‘s newsroom staff of about 90 people is larger than the Post‘s roughly 60 people, who work out of leased offices in an industrial area northeast of the city.

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