Yesterday, the Denver Post announced that six members of the staff would be laid off, with five of them serving as community managers for YourHub, the paper's citizen-journalist arm. Is this the beginning of the end for YourHub, which began its life under the umbrella of the Rocky Mountain News, sh ... More >>
Update: Over the next few months, dozens of General Electric employees in Colorado will face layoffs as part of the company's controversial plan to put a much-anticipated solar manufacturing plant on hold for at least eighteen months. Since news broke last week about GE's plans to delay an Aurora fa ... More >>
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 >>
Update: At this point, neither representatives of the Denver Post nor the folks at the Denver Newspaper Guild seem eager to talk in detail about a plan to lay off two-thirds of the copy editors at the paper of record. However, we've gotten more information about the likely fallout. In the end, as ma ... More >>
The morning after Denver Post execs detailed copy-editor layoffs at an employee meeting, the paper ballyhooed its rising circulation figures. But a local journalist crunched the numbers, and he thinks the news is worse than advertised due to "fuzzy math" that attempts to disguise a major decline in ... More >>
We've recently shared news about Denver Post layoffs of Mike Littwin and Penny Parker and reported pay cuts for Woody Paige and Vincent Carroll, another pair of high-profile staffers. But that's not all, folks. Editor Greg Moore confirms another pair of layoffs amid word that many previously mention ... More >>
Our post yesterday about Penny Parker and Mike Littwin being laid off by the Denver Post was met with an explosion of commentary, much of it directed at Littwin, whose work is loved and hated with equal passion. Here are two responses that capture the contrast.
Update: At last, we've got the complete list of Denver Post employees who have or will be leaving the paper after accepting a buyout offer: nineteen staffers from various departments, including editors, reporters and photographers. Perhaps most surprising: John Moore, the paper's theater critic and ... More >>
Yesterday afternoon, editorial employees at the Denver Post gathered for an all-newsroom meeting -- the sort at which good news is seldom shared. And as expected, the imparted information was grim. Staffers were told that if at least fifteen-to-twenty of them -- up to 10 percent of the staff -- don ... More >>
Judi Terzotis.Yesterday, Bob Dickey, head of the publishing division for Gannett, announced 700 layoffs nationwide from the firm's newspaper division; see his memo below. And while the Gannett-owned Fort Collins Coloradoan didn't escape unscathed, the pain certainly could have been worse. Pub ... More >>
Rock BottomThree months after Colorado's Rock Bottom Brewing chain was absorbed in a financial partnership with the Gordon Biersch brewpubs, the new parent company, Craftworks Restaurants and Breweries, is thinking about bottling some of the Rock Bottom beers for the first time and selling th ... More >>
Tim Tebow and his mom for FOTF.Colorado Springs' Focus on the Family made a big splash earlier this year with a pro-life Super Bowl ad starring Tim Tebow and his mom. And while the publicity generated by the spot couldn't prevent 110 layoffs announced earlier this month, Focus learned that th ... More >>
They're not outsourcing the layoffs à la "Up in the Air"... but they're not being much classier.The state's job losses were more gruesome than previously thought, the Post reported yesterday, as updated stats showed an additional 17,000 lost jobs last year. So that's depressing -- especially ... More >>
Today marks the last day of work for 176 city employees who were laid off in order to help close a $160 million gap in Denver's budget. (Read this Denver Post story by reporter Christopher Osher for more.) Most of the layoffs -- the equivalent of 108.5 positions -- occurred in two city depa ... More >>
In a blog last Thursday, I reported that the Fort Collins Coloradoan was advertising for a new photojournalist mere days after having laid off nine people. Moreover, the Gannett-owned paper's item about the latest downsizing move pointed out that the current staff is roughly half the size it ... More >>
An image from Lockheed Martin Space Systems' website.Lockheed Martin Space Systems' Waterton Canyon facility has served as a major economic engine for southern Jefferson County for decades, and it will no doubt continue to do so -- but its horsepower is due for a reduction. The firm plans to ... More >>
Psst. Hey lady. Grab your resume. There may be hope for you after all. The number of Colorado companies executing large numbers of jobs at once is falling, the Denver Business Journal reports this morning, a sign that slightly less sucky times may lie ahead: (T)he number of Colorado workers le ... More >>
Photo by Pat Corkery, United Launch AllianceA United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket set to launch in Florida this afternoon. United Launch Alliance, based in Centennial, is earning some nice ink today in relation to its Atlas V rocket, which is scheduled to boost the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter an ... More >>
The G-Man, Rich Goins, and friends. Arguably the biggest name among the more than twenty people laid off by Clear Channel Denver yesterday was Rich Goins, aka The G-Man, a sports-oriented gabber who's been a member of the Rick Lewis-Michael Floorwax morning team on The Fox since 1990. Yet, in conve ... More >>
G-Man with Rocky, the Nuggets' mascot. A reliable source reveals that 23 part-time or fulltime employees at Clear Channel Denver were laid off today as part of the San Antonio-based firm's second series of cuts this year. (The number is confirmed by KOA Morning News host Steffan Tubbs on his Twitte ... More >>
Tyler Maun. In an attempt to counter, or at least partially compensate for, all the bad radio news in these parts -- incidents at the heart of blogs such as "The Bloodletting Starts at Clear Channel Denver," "Shakeup at KOOL 105, The Mix and The Wolf" and "Jack-FM Lays Off Majority of Staff" -- her ... More >>
Furloughed friends and laid-off lovers have been reduced to creating new online profiles that project the diminished expectations (and increased opportunities!) of the current global dating crisis by using terms found in home-foreclosure listings...
In a Westword Q&A published earlier today, Stuff White People Like author Christian Lander rattles off a list of websites that pay a form of tribute to his Internet creation, which shares its name with a bestselling book he'll be talking about and signing at the Boulder Bookstore tonight. Among th ... More >>
As noted in a January 20 blog about Channel 9, the Gannett Company, whose portfolio includes 9News and the Fort Collins Coloradoan, among many other media properties nationwide, announced that in an attempt to prevent further layoffs, the vast majority of its 31,000-person workforce would be requi ... More >>
Yesterday's blog "The Bloodletting Starts at Clear Channel Denver" documented layoffs of ten people working for one or more of the Texas concern's eight area outlets, and noted that more cuts were expected. Unfortunately, management isn't interested in supplying specifics. Clear Channel Denver chi ... More >>
As publications throughout Colorado suffered declines in recent years, one seemed immune from problems afflicting the journalism industry: 5280. As noted in "Dan Brogan's a Mile High on 5280 ," a July 2007 blog featuring an interview with the aforementioned Brogan, the magazine's founder, editor a ... More >>
A memo by Village Voice Media executives Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin published in the wake of a blog about layoffs at Westword mentions staff reductions across the chain of fifteen alternative weeklies across the country. These moves have been well documented, often by the papers themselves.
The layoffs at Westword mentioned in this blog didn't take place in a vaccum -- and had I not been on vacation until today, I would have seen them coming thanks to a memo issued by Village Voice Media chairman and CEO Jim Larkin and executive editor Michael Lacey (pictured). A printout of the Decemb ... More >>
An interesting cyber-conversation cropped up in Tuesday's blog "Help the Denver Post by Paying Extra for Obama's Mile High Moment," much of it fueled by someone identified as Diane, who made several charges against yours truly. The gist: Village Voice Media, the parent company of Westword, is teet ... More >>
Rumors are flying, as rumors are wont to do, about the stations at the heart of the October 23 Message column "Channels 2 and 31 Mix It Up," and no wonder. Channel 2's parent company, Tribune, recently filed for bankruptcy, adding even greater uncertainty to this unexpected business partnership betw ... More >>
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