More than 100 members of the Denver Newspaper Guild and other labor groups rallied against the hedge fund owner that is gutting the newspaper even as it touts revenue performance that is “at the top of the industry.”
New York-based Alden Global Capital continues to slash jobs at The Denver Post and other papers it owns without regard to how the cuts will diminish the news organizations’ ability to adequately cover their communities.
Speakers — including Guild and community members, Denver City Council member Kevin Flynn and Lakewood City Council member Charley Able — fired up the crowd that gathered in front of The Denver Post building. Both Flynn and Able are former journalists. The group then marched with signs and chanted as cars driving along 15th Street honked in support.
The rally was part of the #NewsMatters campaign.
— CWA (@CWAUnion) June 17, 2016
All photos by Patrick Traylor