Some stories are worth revisiting -- not just for the writing, although we like to think we do a good job on that, but for the people whose remarkable efforts and sacrifices make them worth writing about. And that's why I'm particularly pleased to offer a shameless plug for a free ebook available to ... More >>
Last week, we considered the impact on Denver Post owner MediaNews Group after its Digital First Media partner, the Journal Register Company, declared bankruptcy. Now, John Paton, the chief executive of all three firms, is speaking out on the topic, saying MediaNews Group and the Post are in great s ... More >>
With a nod to emerging brain science that contends adolescents are fundamentally different from adults -- and a stern rebuke to the one-size-fits-all approach to prosecuting underaged defendants in adult courts -- the United States Supreme Court ruled Monday that a mandatory sentence of life without ... More >>
Editor's note: This election cycle, Westword is exploring the public records of television stations for information on how candidates are spending money on ads in Denver. So far, Barack Obama's campaign is spending more money than Mitt Romney's on Denver TV ads. A lot more.
If you haven't yet heard the recording of a doped-up Michael Jackson played in the Dr. Conrad Murray trial (check it out below), you'll be shocked. But while Murray's the man in the hot seat, will the case's revelations splash back on Denver's Phil Anschutz, who stood to profit handsomely had Jackso ... More >>
The most dogged and enterprising journalist to write about the Rocky Mountain News' closure saga came from the Rocky's own newsroom. Business columnist and reporter David Milstead broke story after story. For example, he unearthed a confidential letter from executives at E.W. Scripps, the Rocky's fo ... More >>
Jim Spencer was very unhappy about being ousted from his columnist gig at the Denver Post last year, as he made clear throughout a subsequent essay; in the piece, he admitted to being "pissed off" and declared, "Like so many laid-off workers, I did nothing to deserve my walking papers." Not long the ... More >>
In a March 2003 article, the Columbia Journalism Review declared Denver Post owner Dean Singleton to be a "newspaper surgeon" because of the trims he's made at properties acquired under the auspices of MediaNews Group, the sprawling company he heads. Some of these procedures have saved patients such ... More >>
Is Channel 9 successful because of its people or its system?
The business of writing about business can be mighty profitable these days.