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David Milstead

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    February 27, 2013

    Rocky Mountain News: Marking anniversary of its death four years ago today

    Four years ago today, the Rocky Mountain News closed on the cusp of its 150th birthday. The changes in the Denver media scene since then have been profound. And while the Denver Post, the city's surviving paper, continues to exist, its present doesn't look much like the future that seemed in the off ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013

    Penny Parker, other Rocky Mountain News survivors: What did they do after love was gone?

    It's been four years since the Rocky Mountain News closed just shy of its 150th birthday. What's happened to folks at the paper since then, and where are they now? That's the subject of "After the Love Is Gone -- Following the Rocky Road," a discussion today featuring the likes of longtime columnist ... More >>

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    July 6, 2009

    Behind the launch of the Rocky Mountain Independent

    Steve Foster at the launch announcement for INDenver Times earlier this year. The Rocky Mountain Independent, which officially launched today, is the latest online news project from former members of the Rocky Mountain News -- and many of the fourteen journalists involved were also part of INDenver ... More >>

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    June 1, 2009

    Colorado on NPR's bucket list

    Boulder's Karl Hanzel, as seen in a photo by NPR correspondent Jeff Brady. National Public Radio has told a couple of prominent national stories through a Colorado prism in recent days. Last week, the service offered "News For Sale?," a report about the growing movement to charge for online informa ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009

    Checking in on INDenver Times

    A new Drew Litton cartoon about the Nuggets' victory over the Mavericks is on today's home page of INDenver Times. On April 23, Kevin Preblud, one of three entrepreneurs backing INDenver Times, an online news service staffed by more than thirty former members of the Rocky Mountain News, revealed th ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009

    INDenver Times renegades plan Rocky Mountain Independent

    David Milstead. Today's update about INDenver Times noted that many of the principals in the project, including former Rocky Mountain News business writer David Milstead, had struck off on their own on April 23 after INDT signed up only 3,000 subscribers (its goal was 50,000). In a conversation at ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009

    Former INDenver Times managing editor Steve Foster on the new Rocky Mountain Independent project

    Steve Foster at a March 16 INDenver Times press conference. The earlier blog headlined "INDenver Times Renegades Plan Rocky Mountain Independent" notes the participation in the online-magazine project of Steve Foster, once INDT's managing editor. Earlier today, Foster, who joins INDT vets David Mil ... More >>

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    April 27, 2009

    E.W. Scripps, former Rocky Mountain News employees finally reach severance agreement

    According to Mel Pomponio, the Denver Newspaper Guild chair for the Rocky Mountain News, former staffers of the shuttered tabloid will no longer be employed by E.W. Scripps, the Rocky's owner, after today. It's fortunate, then, that a severance package under negotiation for nearly two months, is fin ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009

    David Milstead on the staff split at INDenver Times

    Former Rocky Mountain News business writer David Milstead wasn't among the group of Rocky types who founded IWantMyRocky.com, a website that served as the foundation for INDenver Times, a site that's not going forward with a full-scale launch early next month because only 3,000 subscribers signed up ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, April 23 edition

    It's the number 23. Think Jim Carrey is freaked out? Today in Cafe Society: • Delicious Designs: Eat this restaurant, part two. • Katie Mullen's will be hot tonight. • Qdoba pulls the pepper on its chile verde. • Do good when Dos Casas returns to Lola. • Benny's gets ready to open its dri ... More >>

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    April 3, 2009

    Q&A with Denver Post editor Greg Moore

    Photo by J. KnightDenver Post editor Greg Moore at the February 26 press conference that announced the closure of the Rocky Mountain News. During the period of time between the December announcement that the Rocky Mountain News had been put up for sale and the February press conference revealing th ... More >>

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    March 24, 2009

    Q&A with Kevin Preblud, an entrepreneur backing In Denver Times

    On Monday, one week after a press conference about In Denver Times, a new web venture peopled by former members of the Rocky Mountain News, Kevin Preblud, one of three entrepreneurs behind the project (along with Brad Gray and Benjamin Ray), took part in the following interview. In addition to detai ... More >>

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    March 16, 2009

    Highlights from the In Denver Times launch announcement press conference

    At around 11 a.m. today, two prominent churches on the Auraria campus were hosting very different functions. A group of down-on-their-luck people stood in a line behind St. Elizabeth of Hungary to receive a donated lunch. Meanwhile, several hundred yards away, thirty former Rocky Mountain News journ ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009

    Texas investor Brian Ferguson plans bid for Rocky Mountain News assets

    At the February 26 press conference announcing the imminent closing of the Rocky Mountain News, E.W. Scripps CEO Rich Boehne announced that the Rocky website and archives were for sale. Now, a credible bidder is stepping forward to announce his interest in the journalistic treasure trove: Texas-base ... More >>

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    March 6, 2009

    Denver Post chairman and MediaNews Group CEO Dean Singleton responds to this week's Message column

    Say what you will about Denver Post chairman and MediaNews Group CEO Dean Singleton (and plenty of his critics have, and will continue to do so): He's among the most accessible and engaged of all media magnates -- and he's not afraid to push back when he feels he's been misinterpreted in some way. ... More >>

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    March 6, 2009

    Former Rocky Mountain News business writer David Milstead strikes back against the haters, including Dean Singleton

    The Wednesday blog "Q&A with David Milstead About the Death of the Rocky Mountain News and the Future of the Denver Post" has prompted some extremely lively (and often nasty) commentary, much of it directed at the aforementioned Mr. Milstead, a former Rocky business writer I feel has done consistent ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    Harry Whipple out as head of Denver Newspaper Agency

    The only surprise in yesterday afternoon's announcement that Harry Whipple would no longer be in charge of the Denver Newspaper Agency was the identity of his successor: former Denver Post publisher Gerald Grilly, who's coming out of retirement to take the gig. Indeed, the February 26 press conferen ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    Ex-Rocky Mountain Newser Tracy Ringolsby carrying on -- after being stranded by Scripps

    Lots of folks expected that Hall of Fame baseball writer Tracy Ringolsby would be among the former Rocky Mountain News journalists who'd find a new home at the Denver Post, including us. He was one of the five Rocky stars we thought might soon be moving from one floor of the Denver Newspaper Agency ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009
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    March 4, 2009

    Q&A with David Milstead about the death of the Rocky Mountain News and the future of the Denver Post

    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 >>

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    March 4, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, March 4 edition

    Photo by Mark Manger.Rollin'. Feeling flaky? Today in Cafe Society: • Up Close: Star Kitchen. • A taste of Sudan at Restaurant 4580. • Anthony Bourdain at an altweekly? • Go help the Whole Planet. • Our Weekly Bread: Summerhill Market. • New Belgium's Sunshine Wheat gets canned. Today ... More >>

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    March 3, 2009

    John Temple turns down E.W. Scripps job offer

    Photo by J. Knight.John Temple at the February 26 press conference announcing the impending closure of the Rocky Mountain News. The months between the December announcement that the Rocky Mountain News had been put up for sale and word that it would be shutting down for good last week were filled w ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    Highlights from the goodbye-to-the-Rocky Mountain News press conference

    Reporter Lynn Bartels's colleagues at the Rocky Mountain News warned her not to try exiting the Denver Newspaper Agency building through the main lobby. After all, the place was swarming with reporters gathered to attend an upcoming press conference at which E.W. Scripps CEO Rich Boehne -- and, as i ... More >>

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    February 25, 2009

    Denver Newspaper Agency, unions agree on cuts

    The only surprise contained in "Newspaper Agency, Unions Reach Agreement on Wage, Benefit Cuts," a just-published Rocky Mountain News article about a deal between the Denver Newspaper Agency and assorted labor organizations regarding a new contract, is that the reductions weren't deeper. Early in th ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    Could the Rocky Mountain News spend another month-plus in limbo?

    Anyone hoping for quick answers from an E.W. Scripps conference call held this morning (and noted previously in the blog "Rocky Mountain News Editor John Temple on the Paper's Future: 'We Have No Idea'") wound up disappointed. As detailed in typically complete fashion by Rocky business scribe David ... More >>

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    February 4, 2009

    Denver Newspaper Agency letter declares the Denver Post to be city's surviving daily

    As you can see, the logo of the Denver Newspaper Agency declares the business to be "The Publisher of the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News" -- but evidence uncovered by indefatigable Rocky business scribe David Milstead suggests that DNA officials are already preparing for the day when that's no ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009

    Dean Singleton's giant balls

    This morning, both Denver dailies feature articles spurred by a Denver Post memo sent out in response to "Scripps Says Post Violates JOA," a January 28 Rocky Mountain News report based on a leaked letter reportedly penned by two executives at E.W. Scripps, the Rocky's owner. The latter piece, by sta ... More >>

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    January 28, 2009

    Leaked letter reveals deep problems at Denver Post, Denver Newspaper Agency

    The story about the possible sale of the Rocky Mountain News by its owner, E.W. Scripps, continues to evolve in unexpected and fascinating ways -- and many of the developments have come to our attention via the Rocky 's own reporting. Case in point: Today's article "Scripps says Post Violates JOA" b ... More >>

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    January 28, 2009

    The Denver Post's fiery response to charge that it violated JOA with the Rocky Mountain News

    "Leaked Letter Reveals Deep Problems at Denver Post, Denver Newspaper Agency," a More Messages blog published this morning, considers the content of "Scripps Says Post Violated JOA," a David Milstead-penned piece from today's Rocky Mountain News. The article's centerpiece is a letter purportedly wri ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009

    Rocky Mountain News scribes get self-reflective

    Business writer David Milstead and sports columnist Dave Krieger (pictured) are two of the genuine standouts on the Rocky Mountain News staff -- and in the past day or so, both have penned articles that consider the plight of their paper, which was put up for sale by parent company E.W. Scripps last ... More >>

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    January 15, 2009

    Rocky Mountain News gets temporary reprieve

    Yesterday's blog headlined "The Latest From the Rocky Mountain News Grapevine About the Paper's Future" noted that the E.W. Scripps-owned tabloid had reported very little about its potential sale since December 24. That changed this morning with the publication of "Efforts to Sell Rocky Could Extend ... More >>

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    December 15, 2008

    Looking at and listening to staff attempts to save the Rocky Mountain News

    The staffers at the Rocky Mountain News may not be in power positions when it comes to saving the paper, which was recently put up for sale by its parent company, E.W. Scripps. (Read our coverage in the feature article "The Rocky Mountain News is Going Down" and two sidebars, "Five Rocky Stars Who C ... More >>

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    December 12, 2008

    The Moody's downgrading of MediaNews Group: What's it mean for Denver newspapering?

    As if the Denver newspaper scene couldn't get any more confusing... Yesterday, word surfaced that Moody's Investors Services downgraded the credit rating of Denver-based MediaNews Group, declaring that the Dean Singleton-run newspaper chain is at significant risk of default. Indeed, the firm, whose ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008
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    December 11, 2008
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    November 17, 2008

    Denver Film Festival vet and TV "dinosaur" Ed Asner part of Stop the Presses

    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 >>

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    August 25, 2008

    Denver Post tries to squelch shut-down rumors in memo that says the Rocky would close first

    The Denver Newspaper Agency building, home to the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News. Rumors that one of the two Denver dailies will close after the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention have been running rampant for months -- and they got a considerable boost in July, when Rocky M ... More >>

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    July 2, 2008

    Rocky Mountain News' David Milstead Predicts One-Newspaper Town

    Of all the people who've written about the newspaper industry for the Denver dailies, Rocky Mountain News business writer and columnist David Milstead (pictured) has always been the toughest and most clear-eyed. Instead of giving his pieces a quasi-promotional flavor in deference to the people who s ... More >>

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    April 29, 2008

    Is Circulation at the Denver Dailies Sliding Or Not?

    Writers at the Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post appear to have very different ideas about newspaper circulation figures released on April 28 by the Audit Bureau of Circulations, an industry-supported monitoring organization. The Rocky's piece, "Denver Papers' Circulation Falls," penned by the ... More >>

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    November 8, 2007

    Dean Singleton on Sinking Circulation at the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News

    Amid the commotion caused by the Denver Post's front-page editorial on November 4 (click here for the story), another development involving the paper -- an updated circulation report -- has received only modest play. Nevertheless, the numbers are beyond dismal. According to the Audit Bureau of Circu ... More >>

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    April 30, 2007

    Way to Go After Joe

    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 >>

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    January 11, 2007

    More Messages: Changing the Scripps

    After the Rocky Mountain News entered into a joint-operating agreement with the Denver Post several years ago, many newspaper-business observers predicted that, figuratively speaking, the Rocky would soon go from wrapping fishes to sleeping with them. Instead, the tabloid has stayed above water than ... More >>

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    October 18, 2006

    More Messages: Shrinkage

    Today's Rocky Mountain News features an article about the latest financial information released by E.W. Scripps, which owns the paper -- and betcha the figures it contains didn't put a smile on the face of Harry Whipple, the Denver Newspaper Agency exec seen grinning here. According to business writ ... More >>

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    June 13, 2006

    More Messages: How to Succeed in Business

    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 >>

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    May 11, 2006

    High Road

    An online newspaper takes on the big boys.

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    May 29, 2003

    The Message

    Here's to the good, the bad and the funny in Denver's most newsworthy newsroom.

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    April 3, 2003

    The Message

    Rally Time

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    February 27, 2003

    The Message

    The Denver Newspaper Agency has combined the city's dailies into a one-two punch.

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    March 28, 2002

    Journey's End

    The media outlets that helped Ocean Journey float aren't mentioning their roles now that it's sinking.

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