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Columbia Journalism Review / Corey Hutchins / Apr 23
“The latest fund dedicated to former Denver Post journalists is something of a public statement, according to [the project’s executive editor, Alissa] Quart. ‘We’ve been sort of focused like a laser [on] supporting staff that are being laid off when there’s a bad actor involved like Alden Global Capital,’ she says. Last fall, when billionaire Joe Ricketts shut down local news sites Gothamist and DNAinfo after staff voted to unionize, EHRP offered a $5,000 grant to writers displaced from the sites.”