The Denver Post Is Struggling, Yet Potential Buyers Appear Interested

May 14, 2018
Photo: Denver Post Building From Sherman Street(Hart Van Denburg/CPR News)
The Denver Post building in downtown Denver.

It's an ugly time for the Denver Post as layoffs cut down newsroom staff, top editors resign and remaining and former employees alike demand a change in ownership.

Overall, the outlook for the newspaper business isn’t the brightest, either: Only about one in five people reads a paper often, according to the Pew Research Center. Layoffs are common. Prominent publications are sold and resold.

Despite the numbers, former U.S. diplomat Dan Baer, now a visiting fellow at the University of Denver, tells Colorado Matters why he’s considering purchasing the Post with a group of investors.