Once again, the Denver Post is making big cuts to its reporting staff. Twenty positions out of the existing staff of 165 are being cut in the third round of staff cuts in the last eight years.
A previous round of cuts occurred in March of 2012. One of several rounds of comics purges took place in June of 2011. Minor competitor, the Denver Daily News also closed its doors that month.
The Denver Post's holding company was in bankruptcy in January of 2010. The major competitor of the Denver Post, the Rocky Mountain News, went out of business in February of 2009.
Denver is typical of a national malaise in the newspaper business.