Scripps Buys ‘Colorado Daily’

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By: E&P Staff

Colorado Daily owner Randy Miller is selling the paper and its affiliated publications to the E.W. Scripps company of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Miller said that he will continue to serve as president, publisher, and editor of the paper, which will not change editorial focus.

“We’re still going to be a politically independent paper,” Miller said in his paper. “We’re still going to be the paper for Boulder’s young adults and serve that readership with our reporting and advertising.”

Scripps also owns the Daily Camera in Boulder and the Rocky Mountain News in Denver.

Miller said the Scripps purchase would give the paper “more key resources to continue our growth and provide our employees with significant improvements in benefits and employment opportunities.”

The transaction is expected to close at the end of September. No terms were disclosed.

Originally the University of Colorado’s student newspaper for decades, the Colorado Daily became independent in 1971 after its reporting and editorials angered the school’s Board of Regents.

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