Jim Spencer

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    Video: Was the Daily Show having fun with Colorado, or did it screw up a report

    Last night a Daily Show report by comedian Jason Jones reported on high levels of apathy among Colorado voters. Looking at statistics as well as conducting interviews on Denver's 16th Street Mall, Jones found that an overwhelming majority of people (80 percent) did not vote in last September's recal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Tom Tancredo announces he's running for governor...again

    Moments ago, during an appearance on Peter Boyles's KHOW talk show (and while surrounded by TV cameras), former Congressman Tom Tancredo announced that he's running for governor...again. "I announced 5 minutes ago my intention to seek the Republican nomination for Governor of Colorado and look forw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Post: Rehire Mike Littwin or Penny Parker or be columnist-free 'til 2013?

    Earlier this week, we interviewed the Denver Post's sole current metro columnist, Tina Griego, who's accepted a severance deal originally designed to reduce the paper's copy-editing staff by two-thirds and will soon be moving with her family to Virginia. Her replacement? Our interpretation of the gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Susan Greene resigns from Denver Post after being told her column would be canceled

    Susan Greene.​"Trashing the Truth," a 2007 series by Miles Moffeit and Susan Greene about DNA evidence, remains the finest piece of journalism by the Denver Post over the past decade -- a controversial but deserved Pulitzer Prize finalist. Three years later, however, neither writer works for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Dan Meyers leaves Colorado Public Radio for Jim Spencer's old gig

    Dan Meyers.​Last week, former Denver Post columnist Jim Spencer left his position as communications director for the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine in favor of a return to journalism at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune; while a CU spokeswoman said she thought he'd taken an editor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Ex-Post columnist-turned-spokesman Jim Spencer returns to journalism

    Jim Spencer -- gone.​Turns out the correction Jim Spencer demanded and got last week from the Denver Post, the very newspaper that handed him his head in a cost-cutting move, was among his last official duties as communications director for the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    Betcha Jim Spencer loved making this call to the Post

    "And here's another mistake you guys made..."​Back in 2007, the Denver Post's Jim Spencer was downsized right out of his plum metro-columnist's gig -- and months after landing a job as the communication director for the University of Colorado Denver's School of Medicine, he was still publicly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2008

    Former Denver Post Columnist Jim Spencer Laments Leaving Journalism

    Jim Spencer was very unhappy about being ousted from his columnist gig at the Denver Post last year, as he made clear throughout a subsequent essay; in the piece, he admitted to being "pissed off" and declared, "Like so many laid-off workers, I did nothing to deserve my walking papers." Not long the ... More >>

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    March 5, 2008
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    December 17, 2007

    The Denver Post's Non-ideological Columnists Make a Curious Debut

    As noted in the December 13 Message, the Denver Post recently named two new metro columnists, Susan Greene and William Porter (pictured), whose charge is to write memorably about local doings without chaining themselves to any one ideological viewpoint. In their bows, which saw print on December 16 ... More >>

  • News

    December 13, 2007

    The Web Revolt

    A Boulder land grab grabs lots of attention.

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2007

    Denver Post Names Two New Metro Columnists

    The Denver Post has been on a columnist search ever since word leaked that longtimer Diane Carman would be moving on -- the topic of this blog. Moreover, Post editor Greg Moore made it clear in the October 25 Message that he was hoping to find a strong internal candidate to fill the position, as opp ... More >>

  • News

    November 8, 2007

    The Post Takes Opinions Above the Fold

    For the first time since 2005, the Post's editorial board opines on the front page.

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2007

    Bill Ritter Blasted in Page One Denver Post Editorial

    The editorial writers at the Denver Post didn't soft-peddle their displeasure with Colorado Governor Bill Ritter for issuing a November 2 executive order effectively allowing unions to organize bargaining units for state workers -- a move that bypassed the legislature, which is presently dominated b ... More >>

  • News

    November 1, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the week of 11/1/2007

  • News

    October 25, 2007

    The Post and Rocky Attempt a Cover-Up

    Brightly colored advertising stickers on the front of the Denver dailies are part of a national trend to turn page one into a billboard.

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2007

    Columnist Diane Carman Is Leaving the Denver Post

    Plenty of veteran scribes have left the Denver Post during the past year or so -- but the impending departure of columnist Diane Carman, which staffers learned about on the afternoon of October 8, may be the most surprising to date. Why? Earlier this year, the Post announced a buyout plan aimed at ... More >>

  • News

    September 27, 2007

    PoliticsWest Gangs Up With Gang of Four

    The Post's Gang of Four blog is turning into a cyber-soap opera thanks to a pair of melodramas co-starring columnist David Harsanyi.

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2007

    Colorado Confidential to the Rescue

    Colorado Confidential, the muckraking website that's in the midst of celebrating its first anniversary (see this More Messages blog for details), is clearly looking to grow. Moreover, it's doing so by hooking up with journalists recently cast off by an organization that's contracting: the Denver Pos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2007

    Jim Spencer Resurfaces

    Jim Spencer was arguably the biggest name to be handed his head when the Denver Post cut a handful of staffers a few weeks back. As a columnist, his job wasn't protected by the Denver Newspaper Guild-negotiated contract that governs most editorial employees at the broadsheet -- and because the Post ... More >>

  • News

    June 28, 2007

    Adrian Dater Flames ESPN

    There is a limit to freedom of speech for this hockey scribe.

  • News

    June 21, 2007

    Post Staffers Are Under Pressure

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

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2007

    The End of Denver Post Cuts -- For Now

    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 >>

  • News

    June 14, 2007

    Going Public

    The fight is on at Colorado Public Radio, where one high-powered boardmember has resigned, and at the Denver Post, where the bloodletting has begun in earnest.

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    June 12, 2007
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    September 20, 2006
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    August 16, 2006

    More Messages: State of Mind

    Mesa County Commissioner Janet Rowland, whom Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez just chose as his running mate, likely rues her decision to appear on a March edition of Colorado State of Mind, the weekly Channel 6 chat show hosted by Greg Dobbs (pictured). Had she passed, she wouldn't b ... More >>

  • News

    April 28, 2005

    The Message

    Right Pick

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    June 24, 2004

    The Message

    David vs. Goliath

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    May 13, 2004

    The Message

    New Deal

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    March 18, 2004

    The Message

    Learning Curve

  • Dining

    March 11, 2004

    Drunk of the Week

    Dr. Feelgood's

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    September 11, 2003

    The Message

    Scout's Honor

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    July 24, 2003

    The Message


  • News

    July 3, 2003

    The Flag-Bearer

    Tom Tancredo is on a crusade to save America -- and he's looking for recruits.

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    March 6, 2003

    The Message

    News directors debate what is, and isn't, breaking news.