Charles Wingate was once a Colorado Springs city councilman, as well as a prominent, respected member of the community. Now, however, Wingate must rebuild his life and his reputation from the ground up. He's been sentenced for misdemeanor child abuse after his naked, autistic thirteen-year-old son ... More >>
In "On Watch," a September 2006 Message column, former Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post journalist Bill Menezes explained his mission as head of Colorado Media Matters, the first state-based spin-off from Media Matters, a Washington, D.C. organization. He described CMM as "a progressive research ... 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 >>
The Colorado Independent, a progressive online news operation, didn't have much time to bask in the glow of last fall's Democratic victories here and beyond. The November 11 blog "The Colorado Independent is Downsizing But Not Disappearing" noted that six CI staffers had been pink-slipped at the beh ... More >>
The Center for Independent Media wants staffers to zip it -- zip it good. Hope I didn't get Cara DeGette into trouble. DeGette is the former editor and current senior writer with the Colorado Independent, a news-and-information website affiliated with the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Indepen ... More >>
Face the State's Brad Jones. These are difficult times for the politicalliy progressive Colorado Independent website, as detailed in a series of recent blogs: "The Colorado Independent is Downsizing But Not Disappearing," "Cara DeGette on Layoffs at the Colorado Independent" and "Colorado Independ ... More >>
Cara DeGette. Today's blog "The Colorado Independent is Downsizing But Not Disappearing" deals with significant layoffs at the Colorado Independent, a news-and-information site sponsored by the Center For Independent Media in Washington, D.C. But although David Bennahum, the Center's CEO and presi ... More >>
A TV-news cameraman finds a forum for his secret passion: rock and roll.
Shortly after the Colorado Confidential website launched a year ago, David Bennahum, the author and onetime Wired muckraker who co-founded the project, told Westword that he wanted "to build an infrastructure to support promising individuals who could function as journalists -- people who could adhe ... More >>
Colorado Confidential tries to give blogs a journalistic upgrade.
Can borrowing an idea without fessing up be considered plagiarism?