Of late, the Denver Post has been making news in addition to covering it thanks to significant layoffs at parent company Digital First Media, damaging revelations from an ex-DFM staffer and continuing rumors that the Post is on the block. The Post recently laid off two employees, too -- and now com ... More >>
Back in October, the Denver Post laid off several people, but quite a few others are leaving voluntarily, with the sports department, a key to the paper's pageview prowess, being especially hard hit. Three Broncos reporters have left in a span of just over a year, including Joan Niesen, who split a ... More >>
Yesterday, the Denver Post announced that six members of the staff would be laid off, with five of them serving as community managers for YourHub, the paper's citizen-journalist arm. Is this the beginning of the end for YourHub, which began its life under the umbrella of the Rocky Mountain News, sh ... More >>
The photo above -- featuring a cake served at a goodbye party for copy editors leaving the paper -- shows that the folks still employed at the Denver Post haven't lost their sense of humor. However, they have lost their copy desk, in a change whose full impact can't be fully calculated yet.
Last month, we shared word that the Denver Post planned to lay off two-thirds of its copy editors -- a number estimated by sources as sixteen. Turns out that was a bit high: Only eleven are exiting, with a severance package as a parting gift, because several staffers from other departments, includin ... More >>
Our item sharing a memo from editor Greg Moore about impending cuts in the Denver Post copy-editing department, which sources tell us could result in two-thirds of the staff being laid off, prompted plenty of discussion about the state of journalism today. Here's a comment from a reader who thinks s ... More >>
Within the past several months, the Denver Post has made buyout deals with nineteen staffers, including Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike Keefe, and laid off popular columnists Mike Littwin and Penny Parker, among others. But the cuts aren't over. In an internal memo on view below, editor Greg ... More >>
We've recently shared news about Denver Post layoffs of Mike Littwin and Penny Parker and reported pay cuts for Woody Paige and Vincent Carroll, another pair of high-profile staffers. But that's not all, folks. Editor Greg Moore confirms another pair of layoffs amid word that many previously mention ... More >>
Greg Moore.Our item about the elimination of a stand-alone Travel section in the Denver Post's Sunday paper speaks to the continuing challenges facing traditional media organs. This development sparked one reader to wonder why the Post hasn't gone entirely digital.
Greg Moore.This Sunday, the Denver Post Travel section was folded into Arts & Entertainment, rather than standing alone. Does this move, following reports of feature-section shrinkage at the paper, suggest that Travel might be hitting the road permanently? And could Monday delivery be doing t ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon, editorial employees at the Denver Post gathered for an all-newsroom meeting -- the sort at which good news is seldom shared. And as expected, the imparted information was grim. Staffers were told that if at least fifteen-to-twenty of them -- up to 10 percent of the staff -- don ... More >>
Greg Moore.Earlier this month, John Paton was named CEO of MediaNews Group, and his arrival is already having an impact on staffers at the Denver Post, the firm's flagship paper. Paton is a big believer in social media, and we hear his presence has accelerated the Post's use of Twitter by eve ... More >>
Greg Moore.The newspaper industry remains under economic assault, as shown by Gannett laying off 700 employees yesterday, including two at the Fort Collins Coloradoan, not to mention the recent closure of the Denver Daily News. And the Denver Post isn't immune to these challenges. Editor Greg ... More >>
Michael Hancock.Unlike former Rocky Mountain News editor John Temple, who penned a weekly column for years, Denver Post editor Greg Moore seldom writes pieces for the paper. But he made an exception Sunday with an item that attempted to explain the Post's approach to the claims allegedly link ... More >>
Photo by J. KnightDenver Post editor Greg Moore at the February 2009 goodbye-to-the-Rocky press conference.Newspapers across the country are trying to figure out how to make the most of their shrinking resources, and the Denver Post is no exception, as is made clear by a memo sent to staffers ... More >>
A glamour shot of Denver Post editor Greg Moore by staffer Hyoung Chang accompanied his sit-down with Bill Husted. The Denver Post's staff is still buzzing about Bill Husted's interview with editor Greg Moore as part of the columnist's weekly Bar & Grilled feature, and no wonder. Unlike, say, forme ... More >>
Bruce Cameron. Unlike former Rocky Mountain News editor, publisher and president John Temple, who love-love-loved speaking for his paper, Denver Post editor Greg Moore seems to prefer a lower public profile. Today, however, a note sporting his signature appears on page one of the Post for the secon ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Flickr. The just-published blog "Former Enemies Penny Parker and Bill Husted Finding Ways to Co-Exist at the Denver Post" describes the intriguing repercussions of changes at the broadsheet since the closure of the Rocky Mountain News -- and plenty more are on the way. Earlier tod ... More >>
With the closing of the Rocky Mountain News last week, many in the community -- other than Jared Polis, of course -- have been disappointed, if not downright angry. This is definitely the case in the art community, which is reeling from the loss of Mary Chandler's excellent art column and her consci ... More >>
Six major layoffs took place today at the Denver Post, with all of those involved in non-union positions. They are: Stephen Keating, the former editor of the Post's political website, PoliticsWest.com, who will continue to work on a project for Post-owner MediaNews Group; assistant city editor Cynth ... More >>
Ever since the Rocky Mountain News was put up for sale, John Temple, the tabloid's editor, publisher and president, has been the focus of much attention. Not so Greg Moore, editor of the Denver Post (seen here in a photo from several years back), who's stayed in the background even as reports surfac ... More >>
The April 3 Message column touches on a dispute between the Denver Post and Emily Achenbaum, a reporter for the Charlotte Observer. Achenbaum suggested to Editor & Publisher, a journalism-industry trade publication, that "Trashing the Truth," a Pulitzer-nominated Post investigation published in July ... More >>
Denver Post employees will be able to attend the February 5 Colorado caucus after all. Following an objection by the Denver Newspaper Guild, the broadsheet has modified its prohibition against certain staffers taking part. However, as of this writing, Guild reps have not yet been able to convince th ... More >>
As noted in this January 29 blog, Denver Post editor Greg Moore isn't wild about the idea of his employees participating in caucuses set for February 5, but he's given some staffers permission to join in, while restricting others from doing so. At the Rocky Mountain News, the message is much simpler ... More >>
In the recent past, relatively few journalists had a burning desire to participate in Colorado's caucuses during presidential election years -- or even to cover them. After all, these sessions generally happened long after presumptive nominees had been determined in both major parties, making the ti ... More >>
A lot of the most entertaining writing coming out of the Denver Post isn't intended for public consumption. Instead, it's reserved for internal memos. As evidence, consider the following missive sent out under editor Greg Moore's signature on January 22. The topic? His frustration with chatter about ... More >>
The reorganization of the Denver Post newsroom, teased in this July 6 More Messages blog, has finally been completed, according to an e-mail penned by editor Greg Moore that was sent to staffers late on the afternoon of July 10. The communique, which is reproduced below, indicates how massive this u ... More >>
The newsroom reshuffle at the Denver Post is proceeding apace, and in an internal e-mail sent out late on July 5, editor Greg Moore provides details about a plan he first introduced to staff during a meeting the previous week. As delineated below, the staff will be divided into a series of teams -- ... More >>
The layoffs are over at the Denver Post for now, but there are more changes ahead.
Here's something else you won't read about (yet) in the Denver Post. On June 12, Post editor Greg Moore (pictured) sent out a memo to troops revealing that two more employees, assistant city editor Diane Alters and computer-assisted-reporting editor Jeff Roberts (no relation), had been dismissed in ... More >>
For weeks, insiders at the Denver Post have predicted that the broadsheet wouldn't be able to convince 37 employees to take its latest buyout offer -- and judging by a June 9 e-mail from Post editor Greg Moore (pictured), they were right. Moore's tone may be optimistic, but the bottom line is, fewer ... More >>
The Post is breaking news on the web first.
Ever since the announcement was made that the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News would be sharing the same building, at 101 West Colfax, journos have wondered how these longtime competitors would deal with such close quarters. Chumminess and collegiality? Icy looks and cold shoulders? Or someth ... More >>
Since editor Greg Moore arrived at the Denver Post in 2002, his staff has been shuffled more times than cards at a Texas Hold 'Em tournament. For the most part, though, the folks switching seats have been in the reporting ranks. Now, Moore has given several supervisors similar treatment, as he outl ... More >>
The Post offers staffers money to leave.
The Post moves staffers outside their comfort zones.
Woody Paige is in a New York state of mind.
A growing concern
News directors debate what is, and isn't, breaking news.
Several Post staffers want more colors in their paper's palette.
A writer's departure from the Post raises questions about the paper's commitment to metro columns.
An adult advertiser complains that explicit radio stations won't run his not-very-explicit commercials.
The arrival of a new editor shakes things up at the Denver Post.