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Could a newspaper rebellion against hedge-fund ownership spread to Massachusetts?

It looked like a one-off last month when The Denver Post rebelled against its hedge-fund owner. In publishing an editorial and several commentaries denouncing Alden Global Capital as “vulture capitalists,” the Post’s journalists took what was seen by most observers as a courageous but futile stand. 74 more words

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Is the Boston Herald Print Edition Now in Jeopardy?

As the sadreading staff has previously noted, the Denver Post is the Ghost of Printmas Future for the Boston Herald, given that both papers are owned by Digital First Media (slogan: “Where Newspapers Go to Die”). 322 more words

In Denver, Trying To Put A Price On The Value Of A Newspaper

DENVER (AP) — 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 any more, only executives of Digital First Media, whose cuts at the Post triggered an unusual plea from the paper’s own editorial page to be sold to another owner. 852 more words

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OU lecturer writes of women’s enslavement in “The Beekeeper”

By Rachel Moulden for Digital First Media

For Oakland University special lecturer Dunya Mikhail, writing is not a hobby but a way of life.

“I didn’t think about becoming a poet, I was born that way, just how I found that my eyes were brown and I didn’t question it,” Mikhail says. 658 more words

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The Denver Post is mad as hell and isn't going to take it anymore. Will DFM care?

Previously published at WGBHNews.org.

It was an unprecedented rebellion against the most notorious of the bottom-feeding newspaper chains. Over the weekend The Denver Post, gutted beyond recognition by  824 more words

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Denver Post Strikes Back At Hedge Fund Owner With Full-Page Editorial

By Rick Sallinger

DENVER (CBS4) – More than two dozen people spent their last day on the job at The Denver Post Monday.

The jobs have been cut by the publication’s owners, a New York-based hedge fund. 358 more words

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Denver Post Is Boston Herald's Coal-Mine Canary

As the sadreading staff has noted, hedge fund baby Digital First Media (slogan: “Where Newspapers Go to Die”) is dismantling the Denver Post in slow motion. 221 more words