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PNS Daily Newscast - August 15, 2018 


Closing arguments today in the trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. Also on the Wednesday rundown: Primary Election results; climate change is making summer fun harder to find across the U.S.; and how parents can win the battle between kids' outdoor play and screen time.

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Public News Service - CO: Media Reform

Newsroom staff members were relocated from downtown offices near the State Capitol to the paper's printing plant earlier this year to cut costs. (Galatas)

DENVER – Unrest between Denver Post workers and hedge fund owner Alden Global Capital is on the rise after editorial page editor Chuck Plunkett resigned late last week. Workers at The Denver Post and other newspapers across the nation are set to protest Tuesday what they say are predatory ma

The 128-year-old Boulder Daily Camera is in a

BOULDER, Co. – A Boulder newspaper editor says his recent firing could have a chilling effect on other Colorado newspapers that are controlled by the hedge fund Alden Global Capital. Boulder Daily Camera editor Dave Krieger was fired last week after self-publishing a piece highly critical of

A series of national conversations launched this week aims to improve the quality of today's typical debates, where each side repeats talking points without truly listening to opposing points of view. (Pixabay)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Co. – Three in four Americans believe the inability of people to disagree without being disagreeable has reached a crisis level. That's according to organizers of the National Week of Conversation, an effort to bring communities together to talk it out. Martin Garnar, dean

Annual profits ranging from 20 percent to 24 percent have not stopped Alden Global Capital from extracting hundreds of millions of dollars from its media holdings, including the Denver Post. (David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons)

DENVER – As a group of Colorado investors works to corral enough cash to make a bid to buy the Denver Post from its current owner, fund Alden Global Capital, other communities are looking to follow suit. Julie Reynolds, an investigative journalist who's spent years covering the New York-base

A new study shows that local governments are better positioned to connect traditionally underserved communities to broadband internet. (Pixabay)

DENVER – As Congress considers remedies for large-scale privacy breaches by Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, a recent report suggests that local municipalities could play a key role in protecting consumers. The American Civil Liberties Union study says if cities and counties build out their

The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission, located in the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Complex, will consider public comments on its records access policy on Feb. 12. (Colorado Judicial Branch)

DENVER – The Colorado Independent Ethics Commission has created a set of rules for how the news media and the public can access its records – and is getting some pushback about them. The proposed rules differ from those established under the Colorado Open Records Act, or CORA. Jeff Rob

A recent poll found almost 80 percent of Americans want net neutrality rules kept in place, including 73 percent of Republicans. (Pixabay)

DENVER – Coloradans are joining a national day of action Thursday, calling on Congress to block the Federal Communications Commission’s plans to overturn Obama-era rules that treat the Internet like a utility. Caroline Fry, advocacy and media manager for Colorado Common Cause, says net

The FCC is accepting public comments on its plan to revoke net-neutrality protections through July 17. (Getty Images)

DENVER – As the FCC takes steps to reverse net neutrality, a term for a free and open internet, researchers say a key assumption for the move does not hold water. In his argument to revisit the Obama-era rule, current FCC chairman Ajit Pai cited a paper published in an academic journal that

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