- Associated Press - Thursday, June 5, 2014

DENVER (AP) - Denver Post chairman William Dean Singleton is being honored by the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition for a career spent fighting for open government and the public’s right to know in Colorado.

Singleton was receiving the Jean Otto Friend of Freedom Award on Thursday at Denver’s History Colorado Center.

The award is named after Jean Otto, a longtime editor at the Rocky Mountain News who founded the freedom of information coalition.

Singleton is a co-founder and retired chairman of MediaNews Group Inc. He was chairman of the board of The Associated Press from 2007 to 2012.

Singleton backed multiple open-records and access battles throughout his career. Among other cases, he fought for the precedent-setting release of more than 900 pages of documents seized from the homes of Columbine High School shooters Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris. The documents included diaries, day planners and school papers.

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Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition: www.coloradofoic.org

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