Denver's widely read alternative newspaper, Westword, interviews Tony Mulligan, administrative officer at the Denver Guild about the local and national Guild campaign seeking new investment in battered Digital First newspapers, including the Denver Post. "When asked if the letter is a serious effort to attract a buyer for the Post or a means by which to focus attention on the negative effect of Alden's ownership, Mulligan replies, 'Both. Even though the paper's now profitable, our members and employees of Digital First Media around the country are seeing staffing cuts continue, the selling-off of real estate, the stagnant wages. We're all frustrated by the hedge-fund business model we're working under, so this is a way to voice that frustration and maybe trigger some positive change.' Mulligan's seen plenty of reports about the Post and other DFM properties heading for the block but has no inside information about whether they're legit. Then again, the papers are 'owned by a hedge fund," he notes, "and isn't everything owned by a hedge fund up for sale?'" Photo: Young, hopeful members of the Denver Guild attending CWA's recent Next Generation summit.