Mark Contreras

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Rocky Mountain News: Marking anniversary of its death four years ago today

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Mark Contreras, newspaper division head when Rocky Mountain News closed, out at Scripps

    Mark Contreras.​At the February 2009 press conference announcing the closure of the Rocky Mountain News, Mark Contreras, the senior vice president/newspapers for E.W. Scripps, the Rocky's owner, mainly stayed out of the spotlight -- but many soon-to-be-unemployed staffers felt he played a big ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Highlights from the goodbye-to-the-Rocky Mountain News press conference

    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 swarming with reporters gathered to attend an upcoming press conference at which E.W. Scripps CEO Rich Boehne -- and, as i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Leaked letter reveals deep problems at Denver Post, Denver Newspaper Agency

    The story about the possible sale of the Rocky Mountain News by its owner, E.W. Scripps, continues to evolve in unexpected and fascinating ways -- and many of the developments have come to our attention via the Rocky 's own reporting. Case in point: Today's article "Scripps says Post Violates JOA" b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    The Denver Post's fiery response to charge that it violated JOA with the Rocky Mountain News

    "Leaked Letter Reveals Deep Problems at Denver Post, Denver Newspaper Agency," a More Messages blog published this morning, considers the content of "Scripps Says Post Violated JOA," a David Milstead-penned piece from today's Rocky Mountain News. The article's centerpiece is a letter purportedly wri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2007

    More Messages: Changing the Scripps

    After the Rocky Mountain News entered into a joint-operating agreement with the Denver Post several years ago, many newspaper-business observers predicted that, figuratively speaking, the Rocky would soon go from wrapping fishes to sleeping with them. Instead, the tabloid has stayed above water than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2006

    More Messages: Shrinkage

    Today's Rocky Mountain News features an article about the latest financial information released by E.W. Scripps, which owns the paper -- and betcha the figures it contains didn't put a smile on the face of Harry Whipple, the Denver Newspaper Agency exec seen grinning here. According to business writ ... More >>

  • News

    October 6, 2005


    Mum's the word about the Colorado Daily's sale.