Plunkett will bring more than 20 years of newsroom experience to the University of Colorado Boulder.
Breaking into the newspaper industry anywhere isn't the most appealing business move. But the Post's potential buyers are still interested.
The Chieftain will join 560 other community newspapers nationwide owned by GateHouse. Critics say the national media group profits by cutting local news operations.
Dean Singleton owned the newspaper from 1987 until 2013 and saw it through tough economic times and an intense rivalry with the Rocky Mountain News.
Dozens of Denver Post staffers have been laid off recently even though analysts say the Post and its sister papers saw a 19 percent profit increase last year.
Baron speaks with Colorado Matters about working in an era of “fake news” and tough economics in publishing.
The Salt Lake Tribune was once owned by the same hedge fund that owns The Denver Post. The Utah paper was sold to a prominent local family in 2016 — and has since thrived.
The Denver Post announced last week it was laying off more employees in the newsroom. Critics say the newspaper's owners are sacrificing quality for profits.
New layoffs at the Denver Post lead to a further vacuum in local news and calls for big changes.
Chris Hondros felt compelled to document people's lives as they held onto their humanity while forces beyond their control fought to destroy them.