Joanne Ostrow

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Denver Magazine's Michael Ledwitz is a model publisher

    Michael Ledwitz dresses up nicely.​The Denver Post apparently has a policy against having any fun on the subject of Denver Magazine. The September edition of the glossy featured a cover shot of Channel 31 anchors Libby Weaver and Natalie Tysdale in a naughty-lesbos pose that could have doubled ... More >>

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    August 27, 2009

    Odd couples show off their fun bags for Denver Mag

    John Hickenlooper and Bill Ritter let their hair down (click to enlarge).​In today's Denver Post, media writer Joanne Ostrow takes on the September cover of Denver Magazine, in which Channel 31 stars Libby Weaver and Natalie Tysdal are transformed from anchors to shank-ers. After spotlighting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    The radio-ratings turmoil caused by the portable people meter

    A portable people meter.​Fascinating article by Joanne Ostrow in today's Denver Post about the portable people meter, a pager-like radio-ratings device that picks up signals from stations that sound in the vicinity of a person wearing or carrying it. The results are supposed to provide more pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Clear Channel Denver's Kris Olinger on layoffs, news-outsourcing plan

    The radio news in Fort Smith, Arkansas will originate from Denver. In a small item about this week's layoffs at Clear Channel Denver, the Denver Post's Joanne Ostrow mentioned that KOA/850 AM "will now provide news for four other markets: Colorado Springs/Pueblo, Ft. Collins, Minneapolis and Ft. Sm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    Frank DeAngelis wedges into the spotlight regarding canceled Oprah show about Columbine

    Monday's blog "Is the Media Focusing Too Much on Principal Frank DeAngelis in Regard to the Columbine Anniversary?" noted that the administrator had been featured in a staggering number of reports tied to the tenth anniversary of the slayings at the Jeffco high school, locally and nationally. Among ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2008

    Channels 2 and 31 merge -- and that's bad news for the former

    The KWGN news team -- for now... Since late spring-early summer, I've been hearing rumblings about negotiations to combine operations at two rival TV organizations: Channel 2, a Tribune outlet and CW affiliate, and Channel 31, part of the Fox system. Indeed, I mentioned this very prospect in a Jul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    Ratings-Challenged Channel 2's Expansion Plans

    Beginning on Monday, July 7, Channel 2 will launch a new half-hour weekday newscast at 5:30 p.m. A station press release calls the move "a milestone for the television station," not to mention another opportunity for anchors Ernie Bjorkman and Kellie MacMullan and chief meteorologist Dave Fraser to ... More >>

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    July 1, 2008
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    June 5, 2007

    No Play

    The last item of the May 24 Message column noted that execs at the Denver Post had been discussing the future of the Sunday Style section, and suggested that its survival was unlikely. Turns out, though, that Style lives on -- sort of. The Tuesday, June 5, Post presents the debut of LifeStyle, a new ... More >>

  • News

    April 26, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of 4/26/2007

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2007

    Winding Up on Countdown

    Moments after I completed my strange appearance on the CNN program hosted by Nancy Grace (see this blog for details), my wife received a phone call from a friend in New York. Even though he's not someone likely to be a regular Nancy Grace viewer (he works for The Daily Show on Comedy Central), she n ... More >>

  • News

    April 19, 2007

    Stalk Market

    If journalists condemn Bill O'Reilly, he'll strike back anytime and anywhere -- even in the parking lot of a local Wild Oats.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2007
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    April 10, 2007

    More O'Reilly Love

    Bill O'Reilly once worked for Channel 7 in Denver -- and even though he's been gone a long, long time, he still keeps a close eye on media in these parts (or, more likely, he has his minions do it for him). As a result, several local scribes have been pilloried on The O'Reilly Factor, his nationally ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2006

    More Messages: Spin That Wheel

    An addiction to gambling killed the television career of Scott McDonald, seen here, who resigned as managing editor of news for Channel 31 back in 2001. But all that time spent playing games of chance paid off in an unexpected way. As divulged in this article from today's Denver Post, McDonald won $ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2006
  • News

    March 16, 2006

    Trading Places

    The Post moves staffers outside their comfort zones.

  • News

    November 27, 2003

    The Message

    The Joy of Sets

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    September 4, 2003

    The Message

    The Old Guard

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    June 5, 2003

    The Message

    Battle Plans

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    May 1, 2003

    The Message

    Undercover Fox

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    December 12, 2002

    Calling All Columnists

    A writer's departure from the Post raises questions about the paper's commitment to metro columns.

  • News

    August 8, 2002

    Moore Than Before

    The Denver Post's new editor wants to help the paper realize its potential.

  • News

    July 11, 2002

    The Name Game

    A contest puts the Crush on local football fans.

  • News

    March 28, 2002

    Journey's End

    The media outlets that helped Ocean Journey float aren't mentioning their roles now that it's sinking.

  • News

    March 14, 2002

    Spin Cycle

    A page-one story about Bill Owens was wrong. So why isn't the governor angry?

  • News

    December 6, 2001

    Hit Them With Your Best Shot

    Dueling articles about police shootings spur plenty of newsroom fireworks.

  • News

    August 16, 2001

    As the Web Turns

    Denver radio's favorite Internet site is sold to a talk-show host who's regularly attacked on it.

  • News

    May 17, 2001

    Let's Make a Deal

    Radio, TV and alternative media try to use the JOA to their advantage.

  • News

    May 3, 2001

    Old News

    There's nothing pretty about the age-discrimination lawsuit filed by a Denver TV veteran.

  • News

    March 15, 2001

    Off Limits

    Joke's on you

  • News

    October 26, 2000

    The Wrong Stuff

    A mislabeled photo, an error-filled column, a missing attribution: The Post is on a hot streak.

  • News

    May 4, 2000

    Tale of the Tapes

    The Columbine video has a good beat and you can dance to it.

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    Sex and the Single Mouse

    Radio Disney: Tune in and turn on.

  • News

    August 19, 1999

    Back-to-School Special

    The media go on a Columbine rampage.

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