Jeff Smith

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Phil Anschutz closing Baltimore Examiner

    Westword's December feature article about the Rocky Mountain News being put up for sale by E.W. Scripps featured a comment by Jim Monaghan, a spokesman for Denver gazillionaire Phil Anschutz, who's in the newspaper game by dint of his assorted Examiner properties. After Monaghan told reporters that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Rocky Mountain News scribes get self-reflective

    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 last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    Rocky Mountain News gets temporary reprieve

    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 Extend ... More >>

  • News

    December 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 30, 2007

    Way to Go After Joe

    In general, the Denver dailies did an impressive job of covering the trial of former Qwest chief executive Joe Naccho (pictured). But while the Denver Post's Al Lewis, in particular, made a strong showing throughout the process, the Rocky Mountain News narrowly bested its crosstown rival, thanks to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2006

    More Messages: The Sort-Of Scoop

    In its August 3 edition, the Rocky Mountain News published "Sol's Goodbye Kiss," an article that seemed to offer up new information about a gag-inducing corporate giveaway. Reporter Jeff Smith's first paragraph read, "Qwest Communications agreed to pay then-US West CEO Sol Trujillo a $72 million gol ... More >>

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    Westword Music Showcase 2006

    Be there or be square!

  • News

    February 27, 2003

    The Message

    The Denver Newspaper Agency has combined the city's dailies into a one-two punch.

  • News

    November 22, 1995