The Denver Post’s newsroom cuts and the future of local news

The Denver Post’s newsroom cuts and the future of local news (5 letters)

Helen H. Richardson, The Denver PostPress supervisor Ron Alvarado, left, and pressman Tracy Belcher pull copies of The Denver Publish off the manufacturing line to do quality-control checks throughout press runs on the newspaper’s printing facility on Washington Avenue on Sept. 13, 2017. Thirty jobs are slated to be lower from The Publish’s newsroom, editor Lee Ann Colacioppo advised her workers earlier this month.Re: “The Denver Publish proclaims newsroom workers reductions,” March 14 information story.

I’m distressed to listen to that The Denver Publish is reducing its newsroom workers by 30 %. The standard of The Denver Publish has been reducing through the years since its acquisition by out-of-state homeowners who haven’t any regard for the worth of native information, to not point out the standard of the newspaper general.

The true worth of The Publish is in its protection of native information in a accountable, goal and thorough method. For the reason that demise of the Rocky Mountain Information, that is extra vital than ever. Do the homeowners of the paper not perceive the worth of an impartial free press that may cowl native tales which are vital to your native readers nevertheless they learn your paper? It can’t be all about revenue.

The Denver Publish has constantly been elevating subscription prices, which I’ve agreed to due to the significance I place on the fourth property. Nonetheless, this newest resolution to cut back the native reporting workers makes me query the knowledge of sustaining my subscription.

I want somebody may purchase The Publish who actually values the significance of a free press. That I’m keen to pay for.

Greg Sorensen, Denver

Chopping 30 positions within the newsroom? The general public has offered ourselves out for the hopes of free information on the web. Journalists are our protection in opposition to the unchecked energy of presidency and trade. With The Denver Publish being owned by a hedge fund, the voice of the individuals is being killed off. We want journalists, relentless and questioning. They’re our solely protection. We should always all be sickened and frightened on the route newspapers are going. We want journalists and newspapers for survival.

Staci Stech, Highlands Ranch

The Unimaginable Shrinking Denver Publish, already a depressing shadow of what it as soon as was, has predictably upped my month-to-month subscription charge by 20 % — all to obtain much less native information and extra regurgitated, bloated and tardy wire service content material that I’ve already learn elsewhere.

It’s no secret what this enterprise technique implies: Milk captive readership within the quick time period for the good thing about The Publish’s distant hedge-fund homeowners after which flip off the lights and go away Denver readers with no group newspaper for the primary time in 160 years.

As a subscriber for the previous three many years and a former newspaper reporter, I’m embarrassed by this clear and bumbling effort at survival journalism. And don’t blame the lack of income on the web; like most companies, you’ve had 20 years to roll with the punches and monetize the supply of a web-based product that’s value shopping for.

Do us all a pre-emptive favor — shut the doorways now and provides the keys to someone who is aware of what they’re doing.

Gojan Nikolich, Lakewood

Re: “Reactions to The Denver Publish’s newsroom workers reductions,” March 16 letters to the editor.

My spouse and I’ve been loyal subscribers to The Denver Publish for 40 years, and whereas we now have not all the time agreed with among the editorial commentary, we now have been avid readers. The financial necessity of discount in newsroom workers is an unlucky piece of the evolution within the information media.

The remark by letter-writer Dennis Busch disparaging The Publish as “left-wing” highlights the deep division in America concerning the mainstream media. Factual information is politically neither left nor proper, however fairly merely is what it’s — the reality. Whether or not factual information is palatable to Mr. Busch (and plenty of like-minded Individuals) makes it neither extra nor much less the reality.

All Individuals should settle for factual information, though it may not gel with their political preconceptions and prejudices. The denial cry “faux information” is akin to sticking one’s fingers in his ears and loudly singing “la-la-la-la.”

Richard Everstine, Greenwood Village

I couldn’t agree extra with letter-writer Dennis Busch. In a really purple state, The Denver Publish has selected a really radically liberal bias. You completely alienate half of the state and marvel why you’ll want to get rid of a 3rd of your workers? Huh, that’s bizarre.

Pat Zoellner, Centennial

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