False narratives, false hope: How the Denver Post keeps journalism in a coffin

You would think journalists would learn by now that every new owner is that much more removed and worse than the owner they had before it.

The Denver Post is praying for a new owner, and actively trying to pretend the only problem is their current overlords.

They can be bought by someone new, nothing will change because their narrative is a false that one that is setting the industry up for false hope.

I saw it all in the late 1990s and early 2000s when I wrote about this very problem: newspapers changed owners more often than they changed their underpants, and nothing has changed. Each new master is worse than the one before it, and the product suffers.

This will change nothing. If the profession hasn’t learned its lesson in the last 20 years, there will be no revelation coming to them now.

That doesn’t mean the rest of the world has to be tethered to those delusions: it just means an alternative should move without the baggage of the past…

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