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Editorial-page editor at Boulder paper fired after blasting owners

Author: Associated Press - April 26, 2018 - Updated: April 26, 2018

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BOULDER — The editorial page editor at The Daily Camera who published a critical editorial about the Boulder newspaper’s hedge fund owners without the publisher’s permission has been fired.

Dave Krieger tweeted Wednesday night that he was fired earlier in the day, though he didn’t say why.

Krieger posted the piece on a blog April 14 after he said the newspaper’s publisher rejected it. It criticized cuts made by Alden Global Capital.

Alden owns a controlling interest in Digital First Media, which owns numerous newspapers, including The Denver Post and The Camera. Krieger formerly worked at the Post as a sports columnist.

The Post recently published an editorial headlined “As vultures circle, The Denver Post must be saved,” calling for the paper to be sold. Editorial Page Editor Chuck Plunkett didn’t inform the newspaper’s editor or owners of his intentions; he has retained his job.

A group led by the owner of the Colorado Springs Independent and the Colorado Springs Business Journal is attempting to raise money to buy the Post, with investors pledging $10 million so far.

Associated Press

Associated Press