April 6 marks the 5th anniversary of the Denver Post Rebellion. The leader of that rebellion finds cause for hope.
Special to The Colorado Sun
Plunkett: The awful lessons of Goodloe Sutton, racism and hate
This month, Americans witnessed an explosive failure of human imagination in the form of an ill-conceived editorial of hate. Published in a small, family owned, print-only newspaper in Alabama, its opening sentence reads: “Time for the Ku Klux Klan to night ride again.” Perversely, it debuted on Valentine’s Day. The unsigned, house editorial’s author, Goodloe […]
Plunkett: Don’t sit back and let the Aldens of the world commit great evil
Editor’s note: Chuck Plunkett, former editorial page editor of The Denver Post who now teaches at the University of Colorado, delivered this speech Saturday at the Graduate Teacher Program. Plunkett left The Post in May, a month after leading an editorial-page rebellion calling for the newspaper’s owners to sell, an action he describes as the […]
Plunkett: A new Sun is born, and brighter days are ahead
In the last week of August, on the Boulder campus of the University of Colorado, about two dozen upperclassmen and graduate students gathered to begin a program meant to help launch their careers in newsrooms. As the new director of that program, I was one of the instructors waiting to meet them. Oh what rich […]