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    April 20, 2011

    Beer calendar for the week ahead: The Copper Kettle opens and the Wynkoop medicates

    Copper Kettle Brewing​American Craft Beer Week starts in a little less than three weeks, but the nine (yes, nine!) breweries in Fort Collins have already banded together to brew a collaboration beer that celebrates the seven days that Congress dedicated to the quaffing of craft brew. C.B. & P ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009

    Report: Coloradoan outsourcing printing to Denver Newspaper Agency, eliminating as many as fifty jobs

    In the past week or so, reports have circulated that the Fort Collins Coloradoan, a Gannett property, was planning to outsource its printing to the Denver Newspaper Agency, which owns a high-tech press with lots of extra capacity thanks to the closing of the Rocky Mountain News. More recently, a s ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009

    Denver Post saleswoman promises restaurant coverage in exchange for advertising

    According to a representative of a local restaurant, a Denver Newspaper Agency saleswoman claimed in a recent call that purchasing ads in the Denver Post would lead to coverage from the paper itself. "She proceeded to say, in all earnestness, that if we bought advertising, then reporters would write ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009

    Update: Coloradoan/Denver Newspaper Agency partnership (and 48 layoffs) confirmed

    The basic information contained in a blog published earlier this morning under the headline "Report: Coloradoan Outsourcing Printing to Denver Newspaper Agency, Eliminating as Many as Fifty Jobs" has been confirmed. Moments ago, the Fort Collins Coloradoan issued a press release about its new agre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    The blog shortcut, March 11 edition

    Oh, what a beautiful day. Today in Backbeat Online: • Q&A with Jesse F. Keeler and Alex "Al-P" Puodziukas of MSTRKRFT. • Q&A with Rasmus Stolberg of Efterklang. • Q&A with Dan Whitford of Cut Copy. • Free SXSW Denver Music download. • Flier of the week: Ideal Fathers at the hi-dive. • Y ... 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 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 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Signs of the times

    The Rocky Mountain News sign came off the Denver Newspaper Agency building (and how long will it have that name?) on Sunday. But this speedy erasing of the past didn't extend to the Sunday Denver Post, which included numerous reminders of the two papers pairing to promote a charitable endeavors, i ... More >>

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    March 2, 2009

    Updated: Want to reach a former Rocky Mountain Newser by e-mail? Good luck

    On Friday, most departing members of the Rocky Mountain News put auto-responses on their e-mails, as a way to let readers, tipsters, public-relations types and others know how to reach them in the future. But according to one departing staffer, representatives with the Denver Post and/or the Denver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Will advertising rates for the Denver Post be going up?

    During yesterday's press conference announcing the closing of the Rocky Mountain News, MediaNews Group boss Dean Singleton, whose firm owns the Denver Post, declared that the ad rates at his publication are "way below" the national average, but "they'll just have to stay that way" for now, due to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    At the Rocky Mountain News' headquarters as word of its impending closure breaks

    Around noon today, the lobby of the Denver Newspaper Agency building was populated mainly by reporters and photographers from other news organizations, hoping to get some info on the big news of the day: E.W. Scripps' announcement that the Rocky Mountain News' last edition would hit driveways and ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    The Denver Post's bulldog is dead

    In newspaper parlance, a bulldog is an early edition -- most commonly a version of the Sunday paper sold on Saturdays. Since time immemorial, the Denver Post has published such a product, but no more. Jim Nolan, spokesman for the Denver Newspaper Agency, confirms that the Post's bulldog was disconti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    The blog shortcut, February 12 edition

    Welcome. Make yourself at home. Today in Cafe Society: • Arugula's big night in Boulder. • Our Weekly Bread: Mendelson's Greenwich Village. • Veggie Girl: Il Vicino. • The Sandwich Solution. Today in Backbeat Online: • An evening with Yes tonight at the Paramount is a no-go. • A time-l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    The blog shortcut, January 28 edition

    Hungry yet? Today in Cafe Society: • Fox restaurants offering crafty deals for winter meals. • Mozart Bar gets ready for Mozart -- or some piano player. • Snarf's sub shop opening on Capitol Hill. • More proof that Democrats will buy anything Obama-related. • Macaroni Grill closing in Che ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News go old school with new sweepstakes

    Last week, while I was waiting on hold to speak with a Denver Newspaper Agency representative about delivery issues (little knowing that operators' hours had been changed in an apparent cost-savings move), I got an audio preview of the "Post-News Economic Stimulus Sweepstakes" that was formally intr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    A good omen: the Rocky Mountain News' refrigerator-cleaning schedule

    Many folks at the Rocky Mountain News have been downbeat about the paper's chances for long-term survival ever since it was put up for sale by E.W. Scripps. But those in charge of keeping the Rocky's offices tidy displayed a lot more optimism in an e-mail about a new cost-saving measure that was sen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Denver Newspaper Guild not sharing details about reopened contract talks with the Denver Post and Denver Newspaper Agency

    The title of a certain December 15 blog -- "Denver Newspaper Guild Almost Mum on Renegotiating Denver Post and Denver Newspaper Agency Contract" -- pretty much foreshadows the DNG's lack of eagerness to discuss its recent decision to open pacts with the Post and the DNA early at the request of Dean ... More >>

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    January 20, 2009

    Rocky Mountain News union rep on contract talks, coverage of sale offer

    Today, the Rocky Mountain News reported that various unions had agreed to open contract talks for the Denver Post and the Denver Newspaper Agency early, as had been requested by Dean Singleton's MediaNews Group, which owns the Post and is linked to the Rocky by a joint-operating agreement. Included ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Pressing engagements at the Stock Show

    "Want to be smarter? Subscribe to the Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post and read them for a half-hour each morning." We were on our annual rounds of the Hall of Education at the Stock Show, and stopping by the Denver Newspaper Agency booth to see what shwag the DNA is offering subscriber ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009

    Denver Newspaper Agency's deadline day could get bloody

    A week from tomorrow, January 16, is the day by which MediaNews Group chieftain Dean Singleton and execs at the Denver Newspaper Agency say they need to secure $18 million in labor savings prior to renegotiating $130 million in debt. "If that fails," says a letter penned by DNA senior human resource ... More >>

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    January 5, 2009

    Denver Post confirms pension freezes, union negotiations

    In mid-December, news broke that MediaNews Group head Dean Singleton (pictured) asked unions to open negotiations on new contracts early in the hope of saving a combined $20 million at the Denver Post and the Denver Newspaper Agency. But, as mentioned parenthetically in a December 16 More Messages b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Help the Denver Post by paying extra for Obama's Mile High Moment

    As you've probably heard, MediaNews Group head and de facto Denver Post owner Dean Singleton is hoping to save $20 million in wages by tinkering with a union agreement not due to expire until March 2010. At least you did if you read our December 15 blog "Denver Newspaper Guild Almost Mum on Renegoti ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008
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    December 10, 2008

    The blog shortcut, December 10 edition

    It's beginning to feel a lot like blog roundup time. Today in Backbeat Online: • Twelve things every Wu-Tang Clan fan should own. • Mile High Makeout: Dreaming of me. • An extremely entertaining Q&A with Ryan Hendrix of Colourmusic. • Rap Up: Whygee and Sunken State unite for a free EP. • ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Wake-Up Call: A pressing engagement

    Jinx. Last month, the two dailies stopped arriving at my house. The last time I'd reupped my subscription, I hadn't been able to commit beyond six months -- I simply didn't think that both papers would be around that long. And in November, the end of one seemed so inevitable that I postponed re-uppi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Rocky Mountain News put up for sale

    It's the sort of headline most media observers in this area have been anticipating for quite some time, but it's still a shock to see it in print: "Rocky Mountain News For Sale." The article, published moments ago on the Rocky's website, quotes from a press release in which Rich Boehne, president a ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008
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    September 24, 2008

    Controversial Obsession DVD now being direct mailed to Colorado voters

    The copy of Obsession mailed to my home. The documentary Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West was made in 2005, but it's been causing a stir of late due to the insertion of a one-hour edition in the September 14 Denver Post and over seventy other newspapers located in swing states -- a ... More >>

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    September 18, 2008

    The Denver Newspaper Agency's response about the Radical Islam DVD

    An image from Obsession. In yesterday's blog about Obsession: Radical Islam's War Against the West, a DVD inserted into the Sunday Denver Post and many other newspapers from coast to coast, I noted that editorial department personnel were forwarding the many complaints from readers they'd received ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • News

    July 17, 2008

    Bike Naked

    From a bike ride to a meat-industry protest, summer finds Denver in a state of undress.

  • Blogs

    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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    February 20, 2008

    Denver Post staffer John Moore's Web Manifesto

    The February 21 Message focuses on a memo written by Denver Post theater columnist John Moore entitled “Straight Talk About Latest Newspaper Space Cuts” – and the missive certainly lives up to its moniker. The piece was originally e-mailed to folks inquiring about assorted theater-related tri ... More >>

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    August 20, 2007
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    April 19, 2007

    The Slimming Continues

    The April 5 edition of the Message dealt with a buyout plan that was offered by the Rocky Mountain News to employees age 55 and above who've worked for the tabloid or another paper owned by E.W. Scripps for at least ten years. At the time, speculation was rampant that the Denver Post, which had put ... More >>

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    January 22, 2007

    More Messages: Hard Sell

    Here's a story that's unlikely to turn up in the Denver dailies or the Boulder Daily Camera. "Times-Call the Target of Subscription Sales Ploy," an offering published last week in Longmont's Daily Times-Call, begins by denying that the venerable publication has been sold. That's followed by an odd e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2006

    More Messages: Ashes to Ashes

    Much of the August 5 edition of the Rocky Mountain News concerned the paper's move from its longtime headquarters, at 400 West Colfax Avenue, to a made-to-order building at 101 West Colfax, a few blocks away; the Rocky will share the address with the Denver Post and the Denver Newspaper Agency, whi ... More >>

  • News

    June 15, 2006

    Team Up

    The state wants the media to help with Advancing Colorado.

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    May 30, 2006

    More Messages: It's an Ad, Ad, Ad, Ad World

    Does anyone read newspapers on paper anymore? Strangely enough, yes -- and publishers hope such folks continue doing so, since they make a lot more money from print ads than Internet equivalents. Underlining this point are two full-page house ads that began appearing in the Denver Post and the Rocky ... More >>

  • News

    March 30, 2006

    Altitude Check

    As other pubs fall, 5280 is a mile high and rising.

  • Music

    October 24, 2002


    Extra! Extra! The Post-News Battle of the Bands acknowledges local musicians but wont pay the bills.

  • News

    September 12, 2002

    Getting Racked

    A local magazine says the city's news-box rules kick publications where it hurts.

  • News

    November 22, 2001

    Center Stage

    One of Denver's least-understood media projects gets ready for its close-up.

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    June 8, 2000

    Look for the Union Label

    JOAs can be bad news for newspaper employees.

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