Journalism is dead: That seems to be the familiar refrain among the public these days.
But last night, a panel of practitioners and free-press advocates at a preview event for the National Conference on Media Reform taking place in Denver next month, begged to differ. In their view, journalism is a ... More >>
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 >>
These days, radio and television stations are known in some quarters as "old media." How can such operations survive in the wake of the Internet revolution? By combining forces. At least that's the theory of folks at public-radio station KUVO, at 89.3 FM in Denver, public-TV service Rocky Mountain P ... 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.
Our latest dive into the political ad spending records at Denver television stations reveals that President Barack Obama's team i ... More >>
For me, going to the suburbs for anything is like taking a spaceship to a distant planet populated by strange aliens and strip malls. Still, on occasion I'll haul my shorts out to an outlying town. In this case, it was Thornton, because I'd heard that Cinebarre has movies, booze and food -- all at t ... More >>
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So the figure first reported yesterday by Whitney Bryen of the Colorado Da ... More >>
Yesterday, in a followup to our items about the Kyle Dyer/9News on-air dog bite incident, we wrote about the disappearance of a critical Facebook post by staffer Kirk Montgomery, and wondered if the station had censored it. This post incensed news director Patti Dennis, who categorically denies any ... More >>
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Judging by the voluminous groans echoing across the country, word is spreading that Madonna will be headlining the Super Bowl halftime show, ... More >>
J.R. Smith.Denver blog posts play hurt.
Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein thinks J.R. Smith, Wilson Chandler and Kenyon Martin will rue the day they locked in to play basketball in China until March if the NBA lockout ends soon.
Free Colorado's Ari Armstrong on the student-loan bailout.
BigM ... More >>
Hip-hop lyrics often get lost amongst the bass, snare and 808-drenched beats and production of a song. That's why, when a rap artist -- like Jay-Z, for example -- decides to take on MTV's famous Unplugged series, the outcome can be amazing, as was the case with Jigga, and hopefully will be th ... More >>
Yesterday the Canadian equivalent of the FCC decided to ban the Dire Straits' song, "Money for Nothing" from the radio because of the use of a certain slur. Fair enough, but it seems like they might be a little late to the party, as we're pretty certain Mark Knopfler and Sting could really ca ... More >>
Mike Rosen.Update below: An item on the DenverRadio.net message board reveals that last week, veteran KOA radio host Mike Rosen used a variety of racial slurs on the air -- and claimed that his new boss, Greg Foster, head of AM programming for Clear Channel's Denver cluster of stations, gave ... More >>
Could produce some unintended side effects.For as good as we have it here in the USA, we definitely miss out on some amazing media due to the prudish nature of much of our culture. Not so in the land of the Danes. The Danish Road Council is a million times cooler than any DOT in America -- se ... More >>
Colorado's Public Utilities Commission is slated to sign off on Qwest's merger with CenturyLink today, a day after Montana became the fourteenth state to okay the deal, pushing memories of Mountain Bell even further down the line.
The PUC was initially scheduled to approve the merger last we ... More >>
Last week, on the 101 freeway in downtown Los Angeles, a previously unknown rap-rock group called Imperial Stars stopped traffic so they could play an impromptu gig on the roof of the panel van. Appropriately, the Imperial doofuses performed a song titled "Traffic Jam 101." This über-lame, Airhea ... More >>