Newspaper has witnessed 125 years of history, change
We are pleased to invite you to join us as we celebrate the 125th anniversary of The Denver Post. On Aug. 8, 1892, what was then called The Evening Post published its first edition, promising “handy information for residents and visitors in the city.” We have since worked tirelessly to live up to that goal and more. Today The Denver Post is proud to be Colorado’s leading source of news and information. Digital innovation makes this a particularly exciting time in the news media industry. Even though we have more than 1.1 million monthly readers of the printed version of The Denver Post, more and more people see us on their computers and phones. More than 7 million people from around the world visit our website every month and consume news from politics and sports to recipes and gardening tips. Where, when and how people choose to consume their news may be changing, but what hasn’t changed (and I firmly believe won’t) is people’s need for quality journalism. And not just any journalism — people desire trusted news content. You probably have seen our “Trusted for 125 years” messaging around the community. That’s incredibly important to us and was reflected when we were included in the “trusted list” in a recent report from the Reynolds Journalism Trusting News Project. The employees of The Post remain dedicated to producing relevant, informative content that makes a difference in the communities we serve and in the lives of our readers. We’ve maintained our commitment to providing you the best information we can and are proud our work has been recognized with nine Pulitzer Prizes, along with ASNE awards, Edward R. Murrow awards, the Hillman Prize, Polk awards and countless other acknowledgments. Even more meaningful than the awards, though, are the laws that changed, the injustices that were brought to light and the opportunity we’ve had to share with you about the strength, bravery, initiative and struggles of the people who live in this great state. Our commitment to Colorado doesn’t end with good journalism. Through Season to Share and The Denver Post Community Foundation, we have given more than $70 million back to the community. Tens of thousands of people have enjoyed a ride on the historic Cheyenne Frontier Days train since we brought it back 25 years ago. And the list goes on to include Ride the Rockies, Pedal the Plains and our Underground Music Showcase. Our commitment to our community is unwavering. Thank you for supporting those programs. We’re proud of our history and our accomplishments over the past 125 years. We thank you for your support and with your continued help, we plan to celebrate the next 125 years!
Men and boys pose with an elephant in Denver between 1900 and 1920. The animal, whose blanket says “Little Hip New-york Hippodrome,” carries a bag of Denver Post newspapers.
The last afternoon edition of The Denver Post rolls off the presses in 1982.
Tom Payne, a newspaper delivery boy, poses for a portrait. Western History