Michael Ledwitz

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    5280 Elevated Voices news blog not dead, just resting, says editor/publisher Dan Brogan

    Dan Brogan.​It's been a busy period for 5280: In April, the publication acquired Denver Magazine's key assets and comped its 3,000 subscribers. But shortly thereafter, its Elevated Voices news blog went silent, with the last new post appearing almost three weeks ago, on May 20. Is the blog de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    5280 to comp subscribers to defunct Denver Magazine -- all 3,000 of them

    Michael Ledwitz.​In an interview earlier this week, Michael Ledwitz, publisher of now-defunct Denver Magazine, vowed that a deal was in the works to compensate the publication's subscribers, although he declined to say how many of them there were. Now, 5280, which purchased Denver Magazine's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Denver Magazine's Michael Ledwitz denies stiffing advertisers, staffers after pub closed

    Michael Ledwitz.​After last week's item about Denver Magazine shutting down, with its key assets purchased by rival 5280, the comments section exploded, with numerous posters accusing Michael Ledwitz, the defunct mag's CEO, publisher and editor, of ripping off advertisers. It's a charge that o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Reader: Denver Magazine announced new sales manager hire days before selling assets to 5280

    ​Journalists love when blog comments include new info about the story, as was the case with a post about 5280 purchasing Denver Magazine's assets. Turns out that Denver mag issued a press release announcing the departure of its longtime sales manager shortly before pulling the plug. Connection ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Denver Magazine's closure hits nonprofit events whose tickets were sold through its website

    ​The shutdown of Denver Magazine, whose key assets were acquired by 5280, has caused unexpected headaches for area nonprofits whose events the publication had agreed to sponsor. Take the Young Philanthropists Foundation, whose largest annual fundraiser -- Bash!, a superhero-themed party for ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Denver Magazine folds, 5280 acquires its remains: Daniel Brogan on the deal

    ​Say goodbye to Denver Magazine. The publication that convinced Fox31 anchors to turn into skankers on its cover a couple of years back is no more, with rival 5280 acquiring intellectual property like Internet domain names and its Facebook page. Here's 5280 founder, editor and publisher Daniel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Kevin Burke v. Denver Magazine, with a twist

    ​As a mixologist, Kevin Burke knows how to pour it on. And yesterday, he was all contrition in his apology to Denver Magazine, the publication that had repeated a bunch of whoppers that Burke, a finalist for the pub's Mixologist of the Year, had fed them for last month's food and drink issue: ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2009

    Editor/publisher Michael Ledwitz about changes at Denver Magazine

    Michael Ledwitz, the editor and publisher of Denver Magazine, is excited about the recent hiring of Jeff Kass, the former Rocky Mountain News reporter who's currently promoting a book entitled Columbine: A True Crime Story. (Kass recently spoke to Westword about the distinctions between his tome a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Channel 4, Denver Magazine hook up

    Channel 4 lost its longtime affiliation with a daily newspaper when the Rocky Mountain News folded in late February -- and the station is apparently trying to make up for its absence with volume. Even before the Rocky's closure, Channel 4 cemented a new relationship with the Denver Business Journal, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2008

    Denver Magazine's Interview With the Obamas

    Denver magazine has been making news in pages other than its own of late due largely to the departure (under disputed circumstances) of editor Dahlia Weinstein who had earlier left a similar post at another glossy, Shine. (This last switch is at the center of a November 2007 Message column, while a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2008

    Dahlia Moves On -- Again

    It's been a tumultuous year for former Rocky Mountain News society columnist Dahlia Weinstein whose comings and goings have been followed by Westword's Michael Roberts. In May 2007, she left that paper to join the brand new glossy magazine Shine. But just a few months later, Weinstein left Shine ( ... More >>

  • News

    November 22, 2007

    Shine On

    The creative breakup of former business collaborators leads to one new magazine, with another on the way. Can the city support both of them?