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 >>
John Paton.In late August, we noted that the search for a new MediaNews Group CEO to succeed Dean Singleton had stretched out for seven months, with no end in sight. At last, the situation has changed. John Paton, a director of the Journal Register Company, has been named the firm's CEO as p ... More >>
Brian Hill.As an organization devoted to freedom of the press, Reporters Without Borders typically targets dictatorships and other iron-fist nations that attempt to quash objective journalism. Now, however, RWB is protesting a story very close to home: the copyright infringement lawsuit filed ... More >>
Dean Singleton.Dean Singleton is stepping down as CEO of MediaNews Group -- a position he's held for more than a quarter-century. But he's not retiring. He'll serve as MediaNews' executive chairman, as well as publisher for both the Denver Post and the Salt Lake Tribune. Speculation is rife t ... More >>
A surprised Jason Bane.Yesterday, Colorado Pols, Denver's preeminent political website, published a legal-action-threatening piece revealing that it had received a letter from attorney Christopher Beall, representing Denver Post owner MediaNews Group and two other newspaper companies. The all ... More >>
"Told you so."The Denver Post isn't exactly known for writing about itself in hard-hitting fashion: Note its coverage of the bankruptcy filing by parent firm MediaNews Group's holding company, which attempted to bury the word "bankruptcy." As such, it's not especially surprising that the sam ... More >>
It's been a bad year for newspapers, with cities acorss the country losing important institutions like the Rocky Mountain News. But it's been a very good year for homeless newspapers, judging from the entries in the first annual North American Street Newspaper Association Newspaper Awards. I ... More >>
A blog earlier today detailed a Debtwire article about MediaNews Group, a Denver-based firm that owns dozens of newspapers around the country, including the Denver Post. That piece included information about a series of outstanding loans, as well as the following passage: "MediaNews has scheduled ... More >>
Photo by J. KnightDean Singleton. A short time ago, Jim Romenesko's journalism-business page on the Poynter Online site posted a recent memo issued under the signature of MediaNews Group CEO and Denver Post publisher Dean Singleton and his right-hand man, Jody Lodovic, concerning a new approach to ... More >>
A coupon that attempts to lure Rocky Mountain News fans to sign up with the Denver Post. The Denver Post has done some mighty fine work since it became the city's only major daily, as pointed out in today's blog about an impressive drunk-driving-stats package. But that doesn't mean every subscriber ... More >>
Photo by J. KnightDenver Post editor Greg Moore at the February 26 press conference that announced the closure of the Rocky Mountain News. During the period of time between the December announcement that the Rocky Mountain News had been put up for sale and the February press conference revealing th ... More >>
Kevin Preblud as he appeared at a news conference announcing the proposed launch of In Denver Times. On Monday, one week after a press conference about In Denver Times, a new web venture peopled by former members of the Rocky Mountain News, Kevin Preblud, one of three entrepreneurs behind the proje ... More >>
David Milstead. The Wednesday blog "Q&A with David Milstead About the Death of the Rocky Mountain News and the Future of the Denver Post" has prompted some extremely lively (and often nasty) commentary, much of it directed at the aforementioned Mr. Milstead, a former Rocky business writer I feel ha ... More >>
The only surprise contained in "Newspaper Agency, Unions Reach Agreement on Wage, Benefit Cuts," a just-published Rocky Mountain News article about a deal between the Denver Newspaper Agency and assorted labor organizations regarding a new contract, is that the reductions weren't deeper. Early in ... More >>
Valerie J. Smith. Had to take a trip to my hometown of Grand Junction on a family matter this past weekend, and while there, I happened upon a copy of the Grand Junction Free Press, a no-charge publication that's taken a dent out of the town's main newspaper, the Daily Sentinel, since its 2003 debu ... More >>
As you can see, the logo of the Denver Newspaper Agency declares the business to be "The Publisher of the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News" -- but evidence uncovered by indefatigable Rocky business scribe David Milstead suggests that DNA officials are already preparing for the day when that's n ... More >>
Will 2009 go down in journalism history as the year when every two-newspaper town turned into a one-newspaper town? Events seem to be pointing in that direction. The Associated Press is reporting that Hearst Newspapers has put a for-sale sign on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, another publication ... More >>
Even as Rocky Mountain News scribes do what they can to rescue the publication (read about today's efforts in the blog "Looking at and Listening to Staff Attempts to Save the Rocky Mountain News"), the newspapers that hit thousands of driveways this morning demonstrate how large a task the print-j ... More >>
Jinx. Last month, the two dailies stopped arriving at my house. The last time I'd reupped my subscription, I hadn't been able to commit beyond six months -- I simply didn't think that both papers would be around that long. And in November, the end of one seemed so inevitable that I postponed re-up ... More >>
It's getting chilly for management pensions at the Post. Yesterday, multiple sources confirm, managers at the Denver Post and the Denver Newspaper Agency learned that their pensions would be frozen beginning on January 1. Tracy Simmons of the Denver Newspaper Guild stresses that the freeze wil ... More >>
Two newspapers that were once mortal enemies make plans to cohabit.
Attrition has reduced the Rocky staff's size, but it's not happening quickly enough. A buyout targets another twenty positions.
The Daily Camera's new boss prepares to share.
Here's to the good, the bad and the funny in Denver's most newsworthy newsroom.
The arrival of a new editor shakes things up at the Denver Post.
At fifty, William Dean Singleton has dozens of newspapers and all the money he needs. But what about respect?
Feeding the daily dinosaurs.
Are two weekend newspapers really better than four? You do the math.
Newspapers in Education programs are getting lost in the JOA shuffle.
Shake hands and come out writing.
JOAs can be bad news for newspaper employees.
It's our turn to take a hit off the Post/News merger.
The state's biggest school district signs a mutual-aid pact with the Rocky Mountain News.
What gets lost in the heat of Denver's newspaper battle.
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