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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
E.W. Scripps chairman Rich Boehne alongside his company's logo. 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 ... More >>
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 >>
Kevin Preblud as he appeared at a news conference announcing the proposed launch of 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 proje ... More >>
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 jou ... More >>
The cover of the final Rocky Mountain News. 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 i ... More >>
Dean Singleton. 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 misinterpret ... More >>
David Milstead. 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 ha ... More >>
Tracy Ringolsby. 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 ... More >>
David Milstead. 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. Scripp ... More >>
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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 >>
J. KnightE.W. Scripps CEO Rich Boehne addresses the media after announcing the Rocky would close after Friday's issue. 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 sw ... More >>
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 ... More >>
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 n ... More >>
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 s ... More >>
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" ... More >>
"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 w ... More >>
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 la ... More >>
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 Exte ... More >>
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 ... 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 ... More >>
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