Denver Post Editor Hopes New Paywall Halts Newsroom Cuts

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Photo: Denver Post Building From Civic Center Park (HV)
The Denver Post building overlooking Civic Center Park in downtown Denver. Most of the Post staff has moved to the paper's printing plant in Adams County.

The Denver Post is now harder to read, for free, online. The paper has instituted an $11.99 per month paywall to read its digital content.

The Post joins a number of the nation's largest newspapers in turning to digital subscriptions as ad revenues collapse and scores of journalists continue to be laid off.

Post Editor Lee Ann Colacioppo declined to provide a specific number of readers who've signed up for the subscription but said she's encouraged by the change.

"It's been no secret that our newsroom, and newsrooms around the country, have been going down in staff, and we want to halt that right now," she said.

Colacioppo sat down with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner to discuss the paywall and the paper's recent move to new offices in unincorporated Adams County.