Colorado Sun, in Partnership with National Trust for Local News, Acquires Colorado Community Media

Colorado Sun Editor Larry Ryckman: “The Colorado Sun is now part owner and operator of 24 suburban newspapers in the Denver metro area. The Sun has partnered with a new nonprofit called the National Trust for Local News, which is using this endeavor with us as a pilot project to show that national funders and local journalists can collaborate to keep newspapers in local hands.”

“Together, The Sun and the National Trust have purchased Colorado Community Media, which has 24 weekly and monthly newspapers serving eight counties including and surrounding Denver. Some of these newspapers are more than 100 years old (the Golden Transcript alone is 153 years old), and they range from Castle Rock to Brighton, Evergreen to Arvada, Parker to Denver’s Washington Park and beyond.”

“This is a bit of a departure for The Colorado Sun, which has been an all-digital news site since our founding in 2018. But our entire staff has extensive experience in the print newspaper world, so we’re confident we still remember how it’s done. And the preservation of these newspapers is absolutely part of our mission of public service.”

One thought on “Colorado Sun, in Partnership with National Trust for Local News, Acquires Colorado Community Media

  1. That is fantastic news, Jeremy! I reported for the Aurora Sentinel and the Aurora Sun back in the 1970s. As we’ve seen the effects of Vulture Capitalism on The Denver Post, I am encouraged that all these local papers will remain in local hands.

    Hopefully, this will free up resources to do more in-depth local reporting that is widely shared.

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