CP: Former Denver Post opinion editor to lead CU Boulder news team

by Mark Harden

Chuck Plunkett — the former Denver Post editorial-page editor who quit in early May in a dispute with the newspaper’s owners — has landed at the University of Colorado Boulder, where he’ll lead a student investigative-reporting unit as it expands.

Plunkett, a veteran reporter and editor, sent shock waves through the media world in April when he engineered a six-page opinion package in the Post that blasted Alden Global Capital, the New York hedge fund owners of Post parent company Digital First Media, for a series of severe cutbacks at The Post that have diminished the news staff to a fraction of its former size.

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