Another high-profile staffer is leaving the Denver Post: On November 10, Chuck Murphy, who served briefly as a metro columnist for the paper before taking on a different position amid a series of cost-cutting moves, is leaving the paper to work for an unnamed nonprofit. But Murphy maintains that hi ... 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 >>
Covering the Aurora theater shootings would have been a huge challenge for the Denver Post under any circumstances. But right now, the paper is operating under a strange handicap. For reasons that involve highly technical union rules, the Post doesn't officially have a columnist -- and its attempt t ... 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 >>
And then there were none. The Denver Post recently laid off metro columnist Mike Littwin and reassigned newly minted fellow columnist Chuck Murphy to a social media job. That left Tina Griego as the Post's sole metro columnist -- but as she announced today, she will soon be moving with her family to ... More >>
Within the past several months, the Denver Post has made buyout deals with nineteen staffers, including Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike Keefe, and laid off popular columnists Mike Littwin and Penny Parker, among others. But the cuts aren't over. In an internal memo on view below, editor Greg ... More >>
Yesterday, the Denver Post's Craig F. Walker won the feature photography Pulitzer Prize for the second time in three years -- a remarkable achievement, and quite possibly an unprecedented one. The award is not only an acknowledgment of Walker's moving shots of Scott Ostrow, an Iraq vet who returned ... 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 >>
Today, the Denver Post's Woody Paige lauds Baylor for winning the NCAA women's basketball championship. But did he receive less compensation for his prose than usual? Multiple sources tell us Paige received a pay cut around the time columnists Mike Littwin and Penny Parker were laid off -- and so di ... More >>
Newspapers across the country have slashed staff to save money, with movie reviewer and theater critic positions among the most popular cuts. Given that reality, the Denver Post deserves credit for continuing to dedicate a staff writer to these subjects, even though one person -- Lisa Kennedy -- wil ... 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.
Denver blog posts welcome your scrutiny. Big Media's Jason Salzman worries the Denver Post's editorial page will be less balanced with the departure of columnist Mike Littwin. The Redheaded Slut shares her struggles after a relationship split. Denver Frank: What would Earth look like with rings l ... More >>
John Elway.We're late! We're late! For some very important Denver blog post aggregation! Mile High Report's Jezru is confident the NFL lockout's all but over -- confident enough to offer a refresher course that pushes the reset button in anticipation of the 2011-2012 season. Denver Frank in ... More >>
Michael Hancock.At this point, Denver Police Department reps aren't saying why they handed over the Denver Players prostitution investigation to the feds. But no need to exhume Nostradamus to figure it out. After all, there are approximately a gazillion reasons why the DPD would want to put ... More >>
Dan Haley.The changes continue on the Denver Post editorial page. Shortly after the arrival of longtime metro columnist Mike Littwin and the departure of David Harsanyi for Glenn Beck's The Blaze, editorial page editor Dan Haley is leaving for an unlikely gig -- director of corporate communic ... More >>
Our interview yesterday with the Denver Post's Mike Littwin about his column moving to the op-ed pages prompted a nasty attack on the Mile High City's paper of record. That was followed by a defense of the broadsheet -- sort of.
Mike Littwin.There have been plenty of columnist-related changes at the Denver Post of late, including the resignation of Susan Greene and a plan to relocate the writings of Mike Littwin, Tina Griego and Bill Johnson. This last move was completed yesterday by way of Littwin's debut on the op ... More >>
Mike Littwin.Last week, we wrote about the possibility of Denver Post columnist Mike Littwin being moved to the op-ed pages from his high-profile page-two perch. Our item prompted a comment from a reader who thinks Littwin's less easily pigeonholed than most people acknowledge.
Mike Littwin.Last week, we told you about the resignation of the Denver Post's Susan Greene after she was told her column would be canceled. Turns out other column-oriented changes are in the offing, including a possible move for star scribe Mike Littwin from his prime page two location to t ... More >>
This man would like to see some ID.Republican gubernatorial hopeful Scott McInnis has been spending plenty of time on KHOW's airwaves lately. On Monday, for instance, he attempted to counter suggestions that he's not especially charitable during an appearance on the Caplis & Silverman show b ... More >>
Zazi as seen on Channel 7.According to Channel 7, Denver Post columnist Mike Littwin won't suffer another sleepless night worrying that federal-investigation subject Najibullah Zazi might have no involvement whatsoever in activities related to terrorism. Moments ago, the station posted a stor ... More >>
A Colorado Democratic Party photo of damage at its Santa Fe headquarters."Is Alleged Colorado Democratic Party Headquarters Window-Smasher Maurice Schwenkler a LIBERAL Activist?," a Jared Jacang Maher blog published yesterday, pinpointed some contradictions in a story that was originally fram ... More >>
Cory Gardner.Cory Gardner, who's running for Congress in Colorado's 4th District, is under liberal attack for playing coy when asked at a town hall this week if he thinks President Barack Obama was born in the United States. As Colorado Pols points out this morning, his subsequent response to ... More >>
Ward Churchill. Of the scads of sentences written about former University of Colorado-Boulder prof Ward Churchill over the past several years, the one that best sums up the story was penned by Mike Littwin in a May 2006 column back when he was still scribbling for the Rocky Mountain News. As Littwi ... More >>
Tracy Ringolsby. Lots of folks expected that Hall of Fame baseball writer Tracy Ringolsby would be among the former Rocky Mountain News journalists who'd find a new home at the Denver Post, including us. He was one of the five Rocky stars we thought might soon be moving from one floor of the Denver ... More >>
At a recent appearance in California, Anthony Bourdain revealed that the first article he ever wrote was supposed to appear in an alternative paper, the New York Press. According to the Santa Barbara Independent story: After finishing the op ed that would later inspire Kitchen Confidential, Bourdai ... 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 >>
The staffers at the Rocky Mountain News may not be in power positions when it comes to saving the paper, which was recently put up for sale by its parent company, E.W. Scripps. (Read our coverage in the feature article "The Rocky Mountain News is Going Down" and two sidebars, "Five Rocky Stars Who ... More >>
"Going Up," a sidebar to our main feature article about the for-sale sign hanging on the Rocky Mountain News, spotlighted five Rocky notables who the Denver Post should hire in the event of the tabloid's closure if it wants to lure its old rival's subscribers. But the roster is hardly a complete lis ... More >>
One of the few things worth laughing about among reporters and editors following yesterday's announcement that E.W. Scripps has put the Rocky Mountain News up for sale was columnist Mike Littwin's newsroom reenactment of a famous scene from Animal House -- John Belushi's "It's not over!" speech. ( ... More >>
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