Colorado newspaper accused of self- censorship

As a Colorado newspaper settled a libel lawsuit. Now, it’s facing accusations of self-censorship. Nestled at the bottom of Aspen Mountain in Colorado is a nearly one-acre parcel of land. It sold for $10 million last July. Just seven months later, the property exchanged hands again — this time for $76.25 million. The buyer, Swedish billionaire Vladislav Doronin, was unfamiliar to the small resort town.

Naturally, the local paper, The Aspen Times, rushed to cover the purchase. After Doronin sued the Times for defamation in April, however, coverage dried up. Now, the paper and its new owner, Ogden Newspapers, are facing accusations that they suppressed coverage.

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