The lambasting of The Denver Post's hedge fund owners by members of the paper's staff continues.
On May 8 staffers protested Alden Global Capital's management at the paper's new location in Adams County. A protest also took place the same day outside Alden's headquarters in New York City.
The Denver Newspaper Guild was the force behind the protests, Denver7 reported.
More than 50 staffers also signed a letter blasting what they call "unconscionable censorship" at The Post. The letter posted at the Denver Newspaper Guild's website references the May 3 resignation of editorial page editor Chuck Plunkett. "Chuck resigned Thursday after the chief operating officer of DFM, Guy Gilmore, blocked Chuck from publishing an editorial that forcefully criticized DFM and Alden. Chuck’s resignation followed the firing last month of the editorial page editor for our corporate sibling, the Boulder Daily Camera, who also spoke out against our owners," the letter reads. Alden-owned DFM is Digital First Media, the entity that operates The Post.
The Columbia Journalism Review published the rejected editorial May 7.
After Plunkett's resignation, the paper's chairman and former owner, Dean Singleton, resigned, as did two news editors, Dana Coffield and Larry Ryckman.