Four years ago today, the Rocky Mountain News closed on the cusp of its 150th birthday. The changes in the Denver media scene since then have been profound. And while the Denver Post, the city's surviving paper, continues to exist, its present doesn't look much like the future that seemed in the off ... More >>
The upcoming reopening of Cinemark's Century 16 theater, the site of the tragic mass shooting on July 20 at a midnight show, has sparked a lot of controversy this week -- in part because of a heavily criticized letter that theater sent to the victims' families inviting them to attend its re-opening. ... More >>
The Denver Newspaper Guild has ratified a contract covering newsroom employees at the Denver Post, and as part of the deal, the broadsheet will become a closed shop, with all workers required to join the union. Yet DNG administrative officer Tony Mulligan isn't exactly celebrating, since the deal al ... More >>
Despite reassurances, questions continue to be raised about the financial health of the Denver Post following the bankruptcy of the Journal Register Company, sister firm of MediaNews Group, the Post's owner. But Post city editor Kevin Vaughan insists that sinking-ship fears had nothing to do with hi ... More >>
Andrew Cohen.In our 2001 profile of Andrew Cohen, we noted that the then-35-year-old had vaulted to the top of the local pundit game via a gig with CBS' radio and television divisions. Remarkably, Cohen has maintained these relationships over the decade since, and his longevity has been rewa ... More >>
Kevin Vaughan.Clearly, change was in the offing for the Denver Post, which confirmed last week that nineteen staffers took buyouts. But the scope of shifts among those who remain is still surprising. Among the most notable: the naming of longtime reporter Kevin Vaughan as city editor and vet ... More >>
Laura Frank.With resources and revenues for print and broadcast news operations continuing to shrink, investigative journalism -- a vital form, but among the field's most expensive -- is becoming more rare with each passing day. But former Rocky Mountain News reporter Laura Frank thinks she's ... More >>
Gargi Chakrabarty, left, at a DU awards ceremony last year. When the Rocky Mountain News went down for the count in February, the Denver Post brought aboard a slew of the tabloid's brand names: Mike Littwin, Dave Krieger, Lynn Bartels, Kevin Vaughan, etc. In addition, the paper also reached out to ... More >>
An image by photographer Andy Cross from the drunk-driving feature in Sunday's Denver Post. "DUI Arrest Stats Staggering," from Sunday's Denver Post, more than lives up to the assertion in its headline. The package smacks readers in the face from its first sentence: "Each year, roughly 10,000 drunk ... More >>
Ward Churchill on the stand, as seen in an image from Channel 9's coverage of his wrongful termination lawsuit. The most telling line in Denver Post reporter Kevin Vaughan's article about ex-CU professor Ward Churchill's second day of testimony in his wrongful termination lawsuit against the univer ... More >>
What's in a name? In the case of former Rocky Mountain News reporter Kevin Vaughan, twelve letters -- one of them an "a" that didn't make the final version of a newsrack display listing eight Rocky veterans recently hired by the Denver Post. Who the hell is Kevin Vaughn? I wonder if he's good... ... More >>
Photo by Anthony Camera.Kevin Vaughan, a Rocky reporter who'll soon be writing for the Denver Post. Almost two months ago, Michael Roberts offered an all-star list of five Rocky Mountain News staffers that he suggested the Denver Post hire should the News shut down.Now, with the News's last day tom ... More >>
J. KnightE.W. Scripps CEO Rich Boehne addresses the media after announcing the Rocky would close after Friday's issue. Reporter Lynn Bartels's colleagues at the Rocky Mountain News warned her not to try exiting the Denver Newspaper Agency building through the main lobby. After all, the place was sw ... More >>
The Rocky pushed its hugely ambitious serial about an early-'60s schoolbus crash as if the fate of newspapers rested on its success.
Is the new, smaller Rocky more "convenient" than ever, or a sign of an impending newspaper apocalypse?
David vs. Goliath
The Mayor's Race
From the week of June 5, 2003
Lynn Bartels vs. Mark Obmascik
The dailies jockey for position for the Pulitzer.
Despite a potentially huge audience, Denver's Spanish-language radio languishes.