Jean Torkelson

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2008
  • Blogs

    May 6, 2008

    Thin Staffing Requires Rocky Mountain News Staffers to Stretch

    The age of specialization in newspapers may not be over, but given the strained financial situation in which the industry currently finds itself, staffers are frequently being asked to move outside their comfort zones. The May 6 edition of the Rocky Mountain News is a case in point, with several sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2008

    Denver Media Goes Ga-Ga Over Questionable Story

    A significant number of folks in the mainstream Denver media have a far different idea of what constitutes a big story than I do. That fact is illustrated by the amount of coverage heaped upon the tale of Adrian Ulm (pictured), a middle schooler who was allegedly beaten by a fellow student because o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2007

    Is Jean Torkelson the Only Person Left at the Rocky Mountain News?

    The extent to which layoffs, buyouts and attrition have slimmed staffs at major metro dailies is illustrated by the August 6 Rocky Mountain News. As usual on a Monday, religion writer Jean Torkelson (pictured) is represented by her regular column: The latest edition concerns an open house at Colorad ... More >>

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    May 10, 2007
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    March 26, 2007

    Of Age

    As pointed out in this blog, the Rocky Mountain News recently offered what was described as a "voluntary separation package" to fifty Rocky employees age 55 and older who have worked at the tabloid for at least ten years. This plan, which is intended to shrink the staff by twenty workers, or about t ... More >>

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    October 31, 1996