Introduction to Denver News Media
Denver is the capital city of Colorado and is one of the most populous regions in Colorado. As of 2010, Denver had a population of 727,211 and it is an important market for newspapers in the state.
History of Denver Newspapers
The Rocky Mountain News was the first daily newspaper in Denver and it was first published on April 23rd, 1859. The E. W. Scripps Company owned the newspaper from 1926 until it was closed in 2009.
Despite its great success, The Rocky Mountain News could not see its 150th anniversary and had to shut its operations on February 27, 2009. After its closing, Denver was left with only one daily newspaper and that is The Denver Post.
The Prominent newspaper in Denver
The Denver Post is the most prominent newspaper in Denver after the closing of The Rocky Mountain News. It was first published in 1892. According to 5280 Denver’s Mile High Magazine, the average weekday circulation of The Denver Post 134,537, while the Sunday circulation of the paper was 253,261 in 2016. In the same years, the website of The Denver Post recorded six million monthly unique visitors and 13 million page views.
This article will discuss in detail about the top newspapers and news websites in Denver.
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1. The Denver Post
The Denver Post is a daily newspaper based out of Denver covering news & updates from across the state of Colorado. With a daily circulation of 134,537 copies and Sunday circulation of 253,261 copies (as of 2016), it is the largest newspaper in Colorado in terms of circulation.
History of Denver Post
The Denver Post was established in 1892 as The Evening Post by the supporters of Grover Cleveland. Cleveland was a sympathizer of the democratic party and hence the paper in its initial days was used to publicize the political ideas of the democratic party. The paper has had its ups and downs over the years and also had to undergo a series of mergers and acquisitions.
As of 2021, the paper is owned by Digital First Media and Lee Ann Colacioppo is the editor of the paper.
What do they publish?
- A daily printed edition of the newspaper covering news & updates from across the state of Colorado. As of 2016, the paper had a daily circulation of 134,537 copies and Sunday circulation of 253,261 copies.
- An online news website with dedicated sections for news, sports, business, entertainment, lifestyle, opinion, politics & classifieds.
- An e-edition of the paper that can only be accessed by paid subscribers from the paper’s website.
Westword is a free alternative weekly newspaper in Colorado catering to the residents of Denver. The paper was established in 1977 and has since been focussed on reporting local news & updates from Denver. With a circulation of 67,520 copies, Westword is a prominent newspaper in Denver.
What to they publish?
- A printed edition of the newspaper that is published on Thursdays. As said, the paper mainly focuses on reporting local news & updates from Denver.
- An online news website that is regularly updated with the latest news & updates. There are dedicated sections on the website for news, music, food & drinks, arts & culture, Cannabis, and more.
Apart from a strong presence on the web, Westword also has an active presence on Facebook & Twitter. These social media handles are frequently updated with the latest news & updates and readers can choose to follow them for prompt updates.
3. The Colorado Sun
The Colorado Sun is an online news website based out of Denver in Colorado. The publication was launched by the former journalists from The Denver Post in response to multiple layoffs. Though the publication is based out of Denver, it covers news & updates from across Colorado.
While most contents on The Colorado Sun are available to the readers for free, access to the newsletters Daily Sun-Up and The Sunriser is restricted to paid subscribers.
4. Colorado Politics
Colorado Politics is a print & online news publication based out of Denver. As the name suggests, the newspaper focusses on reporting the n-depth political news and analysis from Denver & across the state. The printed edition of the paper is circulated weekly while the online website is frequently updated with the latest news & updates.
Other than the weekly printed edition, Colorado Politics also publishes an online news website with dedicated sections for elections, Denver politics, opinion, newsletter, headlines, top stories, and more.
5. Aspen Daily News
Aspen Daily News is a daily newspaper in Colorado catering to the residents of the ski resort of Aspen. The paper was established in 1978 by Dave Danforth (former employee of The Denver Post) and is today owned by Paperbag Media. With a circulation of 14,500 copies, Aspen Daily News is a prominent publication in Denver.
Apart from the printed edition, Aspen Daily News also publishes an online news website with dedicated sections for news, opinion, lifestyle, latest news, events, and more
6. Colorado Real Estate Journal
Colorado Real Estate Journal is a bi-monthly news publication in Colorado catering to the real estate industry in the state. The paper covers news & analysis of the different commercial including office spaces, industrial & multi-family complexes, and more. Other than the bi-monthly newspaper they also publish an online news portal that is frequently updated.
7. El Pueblo Catolico
El Pueblo Catolico is the official Spanish newspaper in Spanish of the Archdiocese of Denver. It is a free monthly publication that is mailed to the Hispanic Catholics in Denver. Both the printed & online edition of the newspaper mainly covers the teachings of the church.
8. Intermountain Jewish News
Intermountain Jewish News is a weekly newspaper in Denver serving the Denver-Boulder communities and the greater Rocky Mountain Jewish community. The paper was established in 1913 and is currently owned by the Goldberg family. Other than the weekly edition, Intermountain Jewish News also publishes an online news website.
9. Denver Catholic
Denver Catholic is a news publication catering to the catholic community under the Archdiocese of Denver. The paper publishes eight printed editions in a year and rest are published as digital editions.
10. University of Denver Clarion
The University of Denver Clarion is a student newspaper published by the University of Denver. The paper was established in 1899 and is today a weekly publication with a circulation of 1000 copies on Wednesdays. Other than the printed edition, University of Denver Clarion also publishes an online news website.
11. Gateway News
Gateway News is an inter-community newspaper in Denver catering to the residents of Adams county. The paper was established in 2011 and it primarily focuses on reporting the local news & updates. Other than the printed edition, the paper also publishes an online news website.
12. North Denver News
North Denver News is a monthly community newspaper in Denver catering to the residents of West Highland, Highland, Berkeley, Sloan’s Lake, Sunnyside and Jefferson Park. Being a community newspaper, the paper focuses on covering local politics, education, lifestyles, art, and culture.
13. La Prensa de Colorado
La Prensa de Colorado is a free Spanish weekly newspaper in Denver established in 2010. The paper was established by Joel and Mary Flores with a focus on catering to the Spanish speaking communities in the Denver metro area.
14. Denver Voice
Denver Voice is a monthly business newspaper in Denver. The paper aims to help homeless people by providing them with jobs. Homeless vendors can purchase the paper for 50-cents and vend it for a suggested donation of $2. The $1.5 goes to the vendor which is their income.
These news publications are the top newspapers & news websites in Denver. Out of these newspapers & news websites, The Denver Post is the largest newspaper in terms of circulation.
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