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coloradosun.com

The Colorado Sun has officially launched itself onto the Colorado's media landscape. The online news outlet, made up of former Denver Post editors and reporters , is focused on in-depth reporting, politics and watchdog journalism.

Rae Ellen Bichell / Mountain West News Bureau

The Denver Post wasn’t dying, says Larry Ryckman; it was being murdered.

“We were under attack by our own owners,” says Ryckman, who was until recently senior editor of news at the newspaper.

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In 2016, a wealthy Utah family bought The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah’s biggest newspaper.  Now, the owner has shrunk the 90-person newsroom to just 56, citing waning ad revenue and dropping print circulation. It joins a growing pattern across the country and the Mountain West.