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An Denver Post employee holds up a sign during a rally against the paper's ownership group, Alden Global Capital, on May 8 outside the paper's office. A series of layoffs have slashed the paper's newsroom staff. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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A Flourishing Region, A Withered Paper: Denver Post's Run Of Bad News

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In May 2013, 142 newsroom employees of The Denver Post posed for a photo after the newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Aurora theater shooting in 2012. This illustration shows the original staff members who remain in April 2018. RJ Sangosti/Katie Wood/The Denver Post hide caption

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A heart shaped balloon hovered above a memorial for victims outside the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo., last week. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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