Denver blog posts know the difference between open and shut cases. Our Cafe Society blog's August restaurant roll call tallies up more than twenty openings in the Denver area during the month...and six shutterings. The Colorado Independent's Mike Littwin: "So much money, so little speech." Denver ... More >>
Denver blogs have the music in them -- and other stuff, too. At our Backbeat blog, Kiernan Maletsky notes that Denver has more live music venues than Austin, then asks, "Does it matter?" Colorado Peak Politics thinks Senator Mark Udall's own words doom his campaign. The Colorado Independent's Mik ... More >>
For the past week-plus, the embattled newspaper industry has been buzzing with chatter about the potential sale of print properties held by Digital First Media, the parent company of the Denver Post. When contacted by Westword, Post CEO Mac Tully declined to comment about the possibility of a Post ... More >>
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 >>
Denver blog posts have quite an appetite. At our Cafe Society blog, Patricia Calhoun shares one reader's view that plenty of Denver restaurants suck more than the supposed worst. Mile High Hockey's Cheryl Bradley on the end of the Avs' season-starting winning streak at the hands of the hated Red W ... More >>
Moments ago, during an appearance on Peter Boyles's KHOW talk show (and while surrounded by TV cameras), former Congressman Tom Tancredo announced that he's running for governor...again. "I announced 5 minutes ago my intention to seek the Republican nomination for Governor of Colorado and look forw ... 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 >>
Last week, we considered the impact on Denver Post owner MediaNews Group after its Digital First Media partner, the Journal Register Company, declared bankruptcy. Now, John Paton, the chief executive of all three firms, is speaking out on the topic, saying MediaNews Group and the Post are in great s ... More >>
For more than a quarter century, Salida's Ed Quillen has regularly contributed to the editorial pages of the Denver Post, sharing his notably progressive thoughts on issues of the day in a way that raised readers' cheers and hackles, depending upon their personal ideological slant. But no more: Curt ... More >>
Last month, we shared word that the Denver Post planned to lay off two-thirds of its copy editors -- a number estimated by sources as sixteen. Turns out that was a bit high: Only eleven are exiting, with a severance package as a parting gift, because several staffers from other departments, includin ... More >>
In our interview with the Denver Post's Tina Griego, whose decision to accept a severance package originally intended to reduce the copy-editing staff by two-thirds could lead to the paper being metro-columnist free until 2013, we noted that several other writers would also be leaving. We've now ID' ... 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 >>
The front page of today's Denver Post -- the physical version, not its website -- features a note from editor Greg Moore announcing that the paper has been "reordered." Specifically, local news, which previously ran after national and international stories, will now appear in the lead section -- a ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Susan Greene.Update below: Susan Greene resigned from the Denver Post late last year after being told her column would be canceled -- and while she was clearly saddened by the circumstances of her departure, she had only positive things to say about colleagues and didn't criticize the paper a ... More >>
Susan Greene."Trashing the Truth," a 2007 series by Miles Moffeit and Susan Greene about DNA evidence, remains the finest piece of journalism by the Denver Post over the past decade -- a controversial but deserved Pulitzer Prize finalist. Three years later, however, neither writer works for t ... More >>
Hick makin' copies.Today, Denver Post columnist Mike Littwin notes that guv candidate John Hickenlooper wouldn't be running ads depicting him taking a shower with his clothes on in a normal campaign -- an observation reinforced by Hick's latest spot, which shows him saving money by using tap ... More >>
Tom Tancredo.This past weekend, Tom Tancredo told Patricia Calhoun that with a few days, he'd make some kind of announcement about the governor's race, which is a mess on the Republican side thanks to Scott McInnis's plagiarism problems and Dan Maes's assorted challenges. And that's one campa ... 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 >>
Scott McInnis with Josh Penry, whose candidacy is looking pretty good right now.Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis came uncorked while defending his allegedly broken pledge to use leftover 2004 campaign funds for breast-cancer research during a Wednesday appearance on the KHOW t ... More >>
Is that a gun in your pocket? When Michael Bennet was just a baby/his mama told him, son/always be a good boy/don't ever play with guns. But that (weird, re-imagined-by-me Johnny Cash lyric) didn't stop him from voting for them. Now he and fellow Sen. Mark Udall are in trouble -- at least with ... 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 >>
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 Newspaper Agency ... More >>
An editor's note by editorial-page editor Dan Haley, featured in the op-ed section of today's Denver Post print edition, reads: "Good news from the right, and left. KOA radio talk show host and former Rocky Mountain News columnist Mike Rosen will begin writing his column for The Denver Post Friday. ... 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 >>
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 tomorrow, the Post has announced that it's adding a handful of News employees, and three of them were on ... More >>
In "Rocky Mountain News editor John Temple on the future of the paper: 'We Have No Idea'" -- a blog published on February 16 -- the aforementioned Temple mentioned that approximately half-a-dozen members of his staff had left the tabloid of late, with some landing newspaper jobs despite the horrific ... 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. ("W ... More >>
For George Carlin, "B.S." was "bullshit." The Rocky Mountain News' profanity policy isn't exactly a paragon of consistency. In quoting a pithy comment made by Colorado Republican Party leader Dick Wadhams, the paper spelled "ass" as "a--". And yet a site search turned up asses aplenty. The word, s ... More >>
The process of researching virtually every article produces far more material than can possibly fit into the finished piece -- and a lot of the leftovers are every bit as interesting as the stuff that makes the final cut. That was certainly the case for the May 8 Message column, which dealt with cut ... More >>
The dailies are looking for characters.
David vs. Goliath
Tom Tancredo is on a crusade to save America -- and he's looking for recruits.
The media's massive buildup to battle makes war seem almost anti-climactic.
News directors debate what is, and isn't, breaking news.
A writer's departure from the Post raises questions about the paper's commitment to metro columns.
Expect the anniversary of 9/11 to bring out the media's worst.
Are two weekend newspapers really better than four? You do the math.
During its first week on the air, Channel 31's news demonstrates a little substance and a lot of style.