Paul Voakes.Nothing gets journalists more hysterical than perceived attacks on journalism. It's no surprise, then, that an announcement the University of Colorado at Boulder was considering discontinuing its journalism school in favor of a new media entity prompted big play for panicky pieces ... More >>
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks explores the history of the woman whose stolen cells changed millions of lives.In her decade-in-the making tracing of a woman whose cells were instrumental to modern medicine, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, author Rebecca Skloot, a Colorado State Un ... More >>
At around 11 a.m. today, two prominent churches on the Auraria campus were hosting very different functions. A group of down-on-their-luck people stood in a line behind St. Elizabeth of Hungary to receive a donated lunch. Meanwhile, several hundred yards away, thirty former Rocky Mountain News journ ... More >>
Okay, our copies of the final Rocky Mountain News finally arrived, and I've gotten a chance to spend some time with one of them -- although not as much as I will. The wraparound section celebrating the history of the paper, which assembles material that would likely have appeared in its 150th birthd ... More >>
May 1 marks the official release date of Final Salute, former Rocky Mountain News scribe Jim Sheeler's expansion of an article about the way families of Marines are informed that their loved ones have died, which won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for featuring writing. The book arrives on a wave of glowin ... More >>
Some of newspapering's best and brightest are trading journalism for academia — including three Pulitzer winners hired at CU.
CU student and inveterate controversy magnet Max Karson has made plenty of headlines in recent years for his satirical writings and attention-getting stunts, as this February 21 More Messages blog outlines. However, his latest contretemps, spurred by a piece entitled "If It's War the Asians Want..." ... More >>
After Rocky Mountain News reporter Jim Sheeler won a feature writing Pulitzer Prize for his November 2005 opus "Final Salute" -- and then received a contract to write a book based on the piece -- speculation was rife that he'd never return to the tabloid. Sheeler said otherwise in a Message column p ... More >>
The layoffs are over at the Denver Post for now, but there are more changes ahead.
Attrition has reduced the Rocky staff's size, but it's not happening quickly enough. A buyout targets another twenty positions.
In recent years, the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News have grown accustomed to receiving recognition from the Pulitzer Prize committee. The Post and the Rocky each won for Columbine coverage (in breaking news and photography categories, respectively), and the Rocky was subsequently recognized ... More >>
The Rocky pushed its hugely ambitious serial about an early-'60s schoolbus crash as if the fate of newspapers rested on its success.
To put it mildly, "The Crossing," an ongoing Rocky Mountain News project penned by reporter Kevin Vaughan (pictured) is a mammoth undertaking. The story of a horrific 1961 train/schoolbus accident that killed twenty children, the series is scheduled to run in 33 parts, with the first appearing on Ja ... More >>
After Rocky Mountain News photog Todd Heisler (pictured) won a Pulitzer Prize this year for his work on "Final Salute," a sprawling piece that also earned a Pulitzer for reporter Jim Sheeler, there was no doubt that other publications would look to hire him. The only question, then, involved whether ... More >>
The Post offers staffers money to leave.
The dailies are looking for characters.
An adult advertiser complains that explicit radio stations won't run his not-very-explicit commercials.
The Denver dailies change the way they handle obituaries -- for better and for worse.