Do most readers no longer expect to find longtime newspaper staples in print? Consider that last week, the Denver Post trimmed Doonesbury and other comic strips from the physical paper without causing an uproar. And the response has been similarly modest a day after the Post axed stock and mu ... More >>
Peter Boyles.KHOW talk-show host Peter Boyles has a newly lifted face, as seen in the photo at right, and a new title -- host of Denver's number-one morning show. That's right: Boyles's often controversial program has quietly ascended to the top of the ratings in most major categories -- an ... More >>
Al Lewis.On November 30, Dow Jones columnist Al Lewis wrote a very funny piece about being called a "scumbag" by John Elway, who recently lost millions in Sean Mueller's Ponzi scheme. But while most of Lewis's columns run in the Denver Post, where he was previously a staffer, this one didn't. ... More >>
Ready for his closeup?Massage fan Ted Haggard's attempted comeback with St. James Church is such a made-for-TV enterprise that it makes sense his pulpit performances are getting regular reviews. Thus far, however, there's wide disagreement among critics about whether the services strike the r ... More >>
For decades, as both a Denver City Council member and then a member of then-Mayor Wellington Webb's administration, Cathy Donohue helped steer the course of Denver. She just never expected to steer into Denver. But on November 24, 2008, Donohue was behind the wheel when her car crashed into ... More >>
The Best in Business awards doled out annually by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers are among the most prestigious in journalism, and a Denver newspaper won an important one. Unfortunately, that publication no longer exists. Yep, the Rocky Mountain News earned the overall excelle ... More >>
KOA radio host Mike Rosen has had his fill of talking about serious losses he sustained in relation to investments he made with Boulder-based Agile Group, a firm he used to advertise. As he said on the air and during an interview with Westword late last week, he believes that he was "caught in the c ... More >>
This morning, both Denver dailies feature page-one stories about Agile Group, a Boulder wealth-management firm with a couple of notable local clients -- KOA talk-show host Mike Rosen and former congressman Tom Tancredo -- who say they've lost a bundle. Predictably, the Rocky Mountain News focused on ... More >>
Ed Asner as Lou Grant. Ed Asner is back at the Denver International Film Festival -- at least on film. The irascible star of Lou Grant came to Denver 21 years ago, when the completely forgettable O'Hara's Wife opened the festival in 1987. But former festival director Ron Henderson won't forget one ... More >>
Denver Post business columnist Al Lewis recently received an offer he couldn't refuse. The folks at Dow Jones Newswires asked him to write a national column for the service -- an enormous coup given the current state of the newspaper industry. The position allows him to maintain his home base of Den ... More >>
The employees at the Denver Post knew about tough times in the newspaper business long before the general public keyed in to the depth of the dilemma. But the message really hit home on April 4, when the attached flier turned up in their mailboxes. The item, distributed under the auspices of the Den ... More >>
The Rocky balked at printing a salacious story from an anonymous source. The Post and a political website didn't. Who was right?
The standalone Business section is a thing of the past in weekday editions of the Denver Post -- a fact that a reader commenting on the More Messages blog about the development found ironic in light of past remarks by Post business columnist Al Lewis. In January 2007, as noted in this Message entry, ... More >>
Denver's John Scherer, a.k.a. the Video Professor, comes across as a kindly sort on the infomercials that his company airs on TV stations and cable systems across the country. But as was made clear in Westword's 2006 cover story about the Prof and his empire, which is based on mail-order tutorials d ... More >>
In general, the Denver dailies did an impressive job of covering the trial of former Qwest chief executive Joe Naccho (pictured). But while the Denver Post's Al Lewis, in particular, made a strong showing throughout the process, the Rocky Mountain News narrowly bested its crosstown rival, thanks to ... More >>
Is the new, smaller Rocky more "convenient" than ever, or a sign of an impending newspaper apocalypse?
To put it mildly, "The Crossing," an ongoing Rocky Mountain News project penned by reporter Kevin Vaughan (pictured) is a mammoth undertaking. The story of a horrific 1961 train/schoolbus accident that killed twenty children, the series is scheduled to run in 33 parts, with the first appearing on Ja ... More >>
Channel 4 plans to phase out videotape in the coming year. Could the jobs of people who work with it be next?
Media Matters leans left as it targets the right.
In its August 3 edition, the Rocky Mountain News published "Sol's Goodbye Kiss," an article that seemed to offer up new information about a gag-inducing corporate giveaway. Reporter Jeff Smith's first paragraph read, "Qwest Communications agreed to pay then-US West CEO Sol Trujillo a $72 million gol ... More >>
The June 8 blog item "Musical Chairs" featured a memo announcing upper-level staff shifts at the Denver Post, as well as speculation from yours truly about what the changes mean in the greater scheme of things. At one point, for instance, I suggested that moving former metro-news boss Jeff Taylor in ... More >>
Here's our top-ten list of ways the Post's new leader can make his paper better.
How did Denver turn the city's reporters into publicists? By blowing stuff up.
The business of writing about business can be mighty profitable these days.
Television keeps moving the line between advertising and editorial.