It's been a couple of years since a commercial TV station in Denver has produced a locally oriented Sunday public-affairs show -- so when political reporter Eli Stokols's overseers at Fox31 asked if he'd be interested in taking on such a project, he eagerly accepted. But now comes the hard part: cre ... More >>
Cory Gardner.A Denver blog post triple play. Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard reports that removal of the word "forcible" from a bill co-sponsored by Cory Gardner, Mike Coffman and Doug Lamborn means rape victims will still be able to get abortions without arguing about the circumstance ... More >>
Ed Perlmutter.Just found these three Denver blog posts. Colorado Independent's Scot Kersgaard: Ed Perlmutter hopes to continue holding grocery store meetings despite the Gabrielle Giffords tragedy. Big Media's Jason Salzman chats with 9News's Adam Schrager, who's trading Denver for Wisconsi ... More >>
Ed Perlmutter.Update: Leslie Oliver, campaign spokeswoman for Ed Perlmutter, says a recent attack ad inaccurately claiming that the 7th District congressman supported supplying Viagra to convicted rapists isn't the first time an outside group called the American Action Network has battered hi ... More >>
Ken Buck.On Monday, we told you about Ken Buck's decision not to prosecute an alleged 2005 rape, which liberal organizations view as evidence that he lacks compassion for women. Buck spokesman Owen Loftus sees something different -- an unfair assault on Buck's character that exploits the wom ... More >>
Bill Owens, meet Bill Owens.Last night was a good one for Republicans, who won governor's seats in New Jersey and Virginia over opponents for whom President Barack Obama had actively campaigned. But the news wasn't as positive in a New York congressional race either for right-leaning resident ... More >>
On the left: Colorado's Bill Owens. On the right: New York's Bill Owens. No, they're not the same person. Just heard from a sharp-eyed viewer who saw a familiar face on the Today show this morning -- one who had no business being there. Political reporter Chuck Todd was discussing a New York ... More >>
Jeff Peckman as he appeared on 9News' "Your Show." Examiner.com, another enterprise bankrolled by Denver-based billionaire Phil Anschutz (currently in danger of losing a a button or two on his shirt related to an aborted Michael Jackson tour he bankrolled), attempts to rack up web hits with help fr ... More >>
Bill Ritter as he appeared on Channel 9 last night. It's not a lot of fun to be Bill Ritter these days. The governor swept into office with high marks from a broad coalition of voters, but of late, he's managed to piss off plenty of longtime supporters -- including grocery store workers and firefig ... More >>
Don Knox (pictured), the former Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post business editor who now runs Circuit Media, isn't happy about how the media is handled at Colorado's State Capitol -- and one area of concern for him is the press room, which is provided at no charge to reporters from credentialed n ... More >>
Sarah Palin in an interview for 9News' Your Show. Sarah Palin's interview this week for 9News's Your Show, which can be sampled below, includes a bit where she's answering questions from grade-schoolers. One of them asks what the Vice President does, and Palin answers that (among other things) the ... More >>
Your Show, the 9News public-affairs program hosted by Adam Schrager, has come a long way since its 2007 launch, which was outlined in this Message column from that year. The July 6 edition of the production, which airs Sundays at 10:30 a.m. on Channel 20, boasted an extended conversation with presum ... More >>
The process of researching virtually every article produces far more material than can possibly fit into the finished piece -- and a lot of the leftovers are every bit as interesting as the stuff that makes the final cut. That was certainly the case for the May 8 Message column, which dealt with cut ... More >>
Former Colorado governor Ralph Carr has been dead since 1950 and obscure for nearly as long. But he's returned to the public eye of late thanks to Channel 9 reporter Adam Schrager, whose new biography, The Principled Politician: The Ralph Carr Story, celebrates the bravery of its central player. Car ... More >>
The local media wielded a purple crayon during the Rockies' unlikely run, leading to an excess of everything but restraint.
Colorado Republican leader Dick Wadhams thinks the 2008 Democratic National Convention will help his party, too.
From the week of 8/23/2007
9News tries its hand at television 2.0.
More newspaper reporters are taking the leap to TV -- a move some print pros still see as consorting with the enemy.
This week's Message column deals with the process by which political ads reach the airwaves at local TV stations. But at two Denver outlets, the sort of fact checking that's done by folks on the business side is supplemented by further scrutiny from journalists in the editorial department. As such, ... More >>
Media Matters leans left as it targets the right.
In the April 27 Message column, Channel 9 news director Patti Dennis explained why her station didn't offer any advance coverage of an April 19 student walkout to protest immigration policies; approximately 2,500 young people left school to participate. According to her, she feared that "we would be ... More >>
Immigration issues deal the media a tough hand.
David vs. Goliath
Taking a Leak
The Denver Post and Channel 9 work to turn their media partnership into a beautiful marriage.