The Colorado Sun to launch with former Denver Post ‘A-team’ stars and tech cash

Colorado Public Radio: Colorado has a new source for news and it was born out of the newsroom spasms of the venerable Denver Post.

The dust had barely settled from the latest round of hedge fund mandated layoffs when the resignations started. Top reporters and editors began announcing on Twitter they were leaving. No one seemed to know where they were going. The answer is an online news startup called The Colorado Sun.

Now, the hard part: “Build something impressive, do great work, and do journalism that people value and that they will want to support,” said co-founding editor Larry Ryckman.

The quick details: Two years of funding, provided as a grant from blockchain venture capitalists; Digital-only; In-depth news and long-form stories; No paywall to start (maybe); Targeting to launch in July, but probably August.

The Sun’s reporters and editors are the “A-Team of A-Teams,” said former Post reporter, now Colorado Sun staffer, Jason Blevins. “And when they come knocking, you answer the door.”

The debut staff includes Blevins as well as reporters John Ingold, Kevin Simpson, Tamara Chuang and Jennifer Brown; editors Ryckman and Dana Coffield and web developer Eric Lubbers — all former Post stalwarts who have signed on with the startup venture.

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