DENVER (AP) — Three top figures at The Denver Post, including its former owner, have resigned amid budget and staff cuts made by the newspaper’s hedge fund owners.
Tweets by several Post reporters Friday night say that Dean Singleton stepped down as chairman and from the editorial board. He owned the newspaper from 1987 until 2013.
The loudest thud at the @denverpost just happened as longtime owner and media giant Dean Singleton calls it quits and resigns as our chairman. You finally happy @AldenGlobal ?? Are you? #NewsMatters #aldenexposed
— David Migoya (@DavidMigoya) May 5, 2018
Senior editors Dana Coffield and Larry Ryckman also resigned Friday.
A Kentucky Mule. Because whatever happens next will KICK ASS. And yes, I did quit my job @denverpost today. I’ll be around until June 1! (People sitting behind @ehernandez are complaining that 2 people called in sick at work this week. So hectic.) pic.twitter.com/kcrViOSb11
— Dana Coffield (@denpostdana) May 5, 2018
Confirming that I submitted my resignation from The Denver Post today. I’m sad to leave, but it was time to go. I will be rooting for those still fighting the good fight @denverpost . And good luck to departing colleagues @denpostdana and @chuckplunkett
— Larry Ryckman (@larryryckman) May 5, 2018
The Post recently published an editorial headlined “As vultures circle, The Denver Post must be saved,” calling on Alden Global Capital to sell the newspaper. The resignations came after the newspaper laid off about a third of its newsroom employees.
Alden owns a controlling interest in Digital First Media, which owns the Post.
Lee Ann Colacioppo, the Post’s editor, didn’t immediately respond to an email Friday night.