Ex-staffers of the defunct Rocky Mountain News are struggling to keep an new online only news site going.
We’re fighting because this battle is for more than a single newspaper, worthy as it was. The ethos we were trying to save here in Denver has been lost in Seattle and Tucson, and it’s endangered in nearly every major American city. City councils aren’t being watched; politicians aren’t being held accountable; budgets aren’t being examined; the money isn’t being followed.
We still want our Rocky. And we want our Post-Intelligencer. We want our Citizen. We want our Ann Arbor News. We want all of the Times and Tribunes, Posts and Newses, Globes and Chronicles that have told our stories and been fair, independent monitors of our governments.