by Vince Bzdek, Summit Daily
In the recent movie “The Post,” publisher Katharine Graham comes inspiringly into her own in a fight for the right of journalism to hold the powerful to account.
But before there was Katharine Graham, there was Colorado’s own Helen Bonfils.
After the 1933 death of her father, Frederick G. Bonfils, she took over the newspaper he co-founded, The Denver Post.
Helen Bonfils began a legal fight in 1960 against the attempted takeover of her paper by New York newspaper baron Samuel Newhouse.