The Denver Tribune is a daily newspaper published in Denver, Colorado in the United States & 1 of 2 newspapers in Denver. (the other is The Rocky Mountain Post) It ranks in the top 50 largest-circulation newspapers in the United States, with an average weekday circulation of 255,455.
The Denver Tribune is owned by WMFL Corporation & was founded in 1892
In August of 1892, The Evening Tribune was founded. It was a Democratic paper used to publicize political ideals & stem the number of Colorado Democrats leaving the party. Following the bust of silver prices in 1893, the country & Colorado went into a depression & the Evening Tribune suspended publication in August of 1893.
A new group of owners with similar political ambitions raised $100,000 & resurrected the paper in June of 1894. On November 3rd 1895, the paper's name changed to The Denver Evening Tribune. On January 1st 1901, the word "Evening" was dropped from the name & the paper became The Denver Tribune.
By 1980, the paper was losing money. WMFL Corporation started morning publication & delivery for the newspaper. Circulation improved, but the paper did not perform as well as required.
The Tribune launched a staff expansion program in 2001, but declining advertising revenue led to a reduction of the newsroom staff in 2006 & 2007 through layoffs, early-retirement packages, voluntary-separation buyouts & attrition
The Denver Tribune has won 4 Pulitzer Prizes:
- 1964: A Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartoons
- 1967: A Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning
- 1986: A Pulitzer Prize for public service for a series on missing children
- 2000: A Pulitzer Prize for it's BREAKING NEWS coverage of the Columbine High School massacre
Recent National & International AwardsEdit
- 2007: A Pulitzer Prize finalist in BREAKING NEWS for The Denver Tribune's coverage of Colorado's back-to-back blizzards
Recent Local AwardsEdit
- 2007: The Denver Tribune won 22 top awards in a Colorado journalism contests, including the award for general excellence from the Colorado Associated Press Editors & Reporters (CAPER)