Jim Sheeler

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    August 27, 2010

    CU journalism school possible-closure headlines went from premature to inaccurate, dean says

    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 >>

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    February 2, 2010

    Rebecca Skloot's medical-justice thriller chronicles life of woman's Polio-curing cells -- and the theft of a family legacy

    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 >>

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    March 16, 2009

    Highlights from the In Denver Times launch announcement press conference

    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 >>

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    February 27, 2009

    News flash: Rocky Mountain News kicks Denver Post's ass one last time

    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 >>

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    May 1, 2008

    Early Signs Good for Jim Sheeler's Book

    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 >>

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    February 28, 2008

    CU Hires Three Pulitzer Winners

    Some of newspapering's best and brightest are trading journalism for academia — including three Pulitzer winners hired at CU.

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    February 27, 2008

    The Latest Max Karson Brouhaha Keeps Building

    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 >>

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    February 15, 2008
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    September 26, 2007

    Jim Sheeler's Byline Returns to the Rocky Mountain News

    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 >>

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    June 21, 2007

    Post Staffers Are Under Pressure

    The layoffs are over at the Denver Post for now, but there are more changes ahead.

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    April 5, 2007

    Slim, Fast

    Attrition has reduced the Rocky staff's size, but it's not happening quickly enough. A buyout targets another twenty positions.

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    March 16, 2007

    Blizzards: The Up Side

    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 >>

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    March 15, 2007

    On Track

    The Rocky pushed its hugely ambitious serial about an early-'60s schoolbus crash as if the fate of newspapers rested on its success.

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    January 29, 2007

    More Messages: "Crossing" Purposes

    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 >>

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    October 27, 2006

    More Messages: Snapped Up

    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 >>

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    October 17, 2006
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    April 27, 2006


    The Post offers staffers money to leave.

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    January 12, 2006


    The dailies are looking for characters.

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    August 29, 2002

    Good Sex, Bad Sex

    An adult advertiser complains that explicit radio stations won't run his not-very-explicit commercials.

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    April 18, 2002

    Dead Lines

    The Denver dailies change the way they handle obituaries -- for better and for worse.