Public News Service: Fired Boulder Editor Fears for Other Colorado Newspapers

April 30, 2018

BOULDER, Co. – A Boulder newspaper editor says his recent firing could have a chilling effect on other Colorado newspapers that are controlled by the hedge fund Alden Global Capital.

Boulder Daily Camera editor Dave Krieger was fired last week after self-publishing a piece highly critical of Alden, which owns 50 newspapers across the country, including the Camera, the Denver Post and other papers along the Front Range and eastern plains.

Krieger’s column was originally meant to appear on the Camera’s editorial page days after the Denver Post published similar critical opinions of Alden for its plans to cut one-third of the paper’s staff this year. When the Camera’s publisher refused to print Krieger’s editorial, Krieger self-published it on a blog and was fired days later.

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