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    June 30, 2014

    Denver Post owner Digital First Media aggressively silent about layoffs

    Journalism organizations frequently decry powerful enterprises that dodge questions about important issues. But media firms engage in such behavior, too -- although few do so with the tone-deafness currently being exhibited by Digital First Media, parent company of the Denver Post. Multiple sources ... More >>

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    May 3, 2012

    Denver Post layoffs estimate: 16 copy editors, nearly tenth of staff

    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 >>

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    September 7, 2011

    John Paton named MediaNews Group CEO: What's it mean to MNG's pay-wall experiment?

    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 >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Reporters Without Borders letter faults Denver Post for Righthaven suit against Brian Hill

    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 >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Dean Singleton interview about stepping down as CEO of MediaNews Group

    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 >>

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    July 8, 2010

    "We don't need the Denver Post," says Colorado Pols' Jason Bane

    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 >>

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    April 27, 2010

    Denver Post circulation press release and article: Can you tell the difference?

    "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 >>

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    July 31, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Read all about it

    ​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 >>

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    July 1, 2009

    MediaNews Group disputes article hinting at possible bankruptcy filing

    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 >>

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    May 12, 2009

    MediaNews Group memo says more content on websites will be pay-to-play

    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 >>

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    April 27, 2009

    Are former Rocky Mountain News subscribers abandoning the Denver Post?

    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 >>

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    April 3, 2009

    Q&A with Denver Post editor Greg Moore

    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 >>

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    March 24, 2009

    Q&A with Kevin Preblud, an entrepreneur backing 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 project (along with Brad Gray and Benjamin Ray), took part in the following interview. In addition to detai ... More >>

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    March 6, 2009

    Former Rocky Mountain News business writer David Milstead strikes back against the haters, including Dean Singleton

    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 has done consistent ... More >>

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    February 4, 2009

    Denver Newspaper Agency letter declares the Denver Post to be city's surviving daily

    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 no ... More >>

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    January 9, 2009

    Another newspaper joint-operating agreement teeters on the brink

    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 in ... More >>

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    December 5, 2008

    Wake-Up Call: A pressing engagement

    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-uppi ... More >>

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    November 14, 2008

    Pensions will be frozen for managers at Denver Post, Denver Newspaper Agency

    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 will o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Rocky Mountain News' John Temple on new endorsement policy and "The Crevasse" series

    John Temple. Rocky Mountain News editor/publisher/president John Temple has no shortage of detractors in and out of his newsroom, as he well knows. "I'm a pain in the ass," he says, noting that he's as likely to bust his employees' chops over a dubious subhead as he is for a major botch. However, ... More >>

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    May 15, 2008

    Tale of a Daily Newspaper Odd Couple

    Two newspapers that were once mortal enemies make plans to cohabit.

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    July 12, 2007

    9News Opens the Information Center

    The Denver Post, whose newsroom reorganization plan is detailed in this More Messages blog, isn't the only local media outlet giving longtime staffers new responsibilities. KUSA-TV/Channel 9, the Post's print/synergy partner, has also done some shifting, owing to a new initiative from its parent com ... More >>

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    May 7, 2007

    The Rocky-Go-Round

    (Updated) In his May 5 column, Rocky Mountain News editor/publisher/president John Temple told readers about impending changes in the newsroom that are intended to help the tabloid keep pace in today's digital age. However, he didn't go into the level of detail he shared in a May 2 memo to staffers ... More >>

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    October 30, 2006

    More Messages: Back to the ER

    In a March 2003 article, the Columbia Journalism Review declared Denver Post owner Dean Singleton to be a "newspaper surgeon" because of the trims he's made at properties acquired under the auspices of MediaNews Group, the sprawling company he heads. Some of these procedures have saved patients such ... More >>

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    September 7, 2006


    The Daily Camera's new boss prepares to share.

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    August 7, 2006

    More Messages: Ashes to Ashes

    Much of the August 5 edition of the Rocky Mountain News concerned the paper's move from its longtime headquarters, at 400 West Colfax Avenue, to a made-to-order building at 101 West Colfax, a few blocks away; the Rocky will share the address with the Denver Post and the Denver Newspaper Agency, whi ... More >>

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    August 11, 2005

    The Message

    Skin City

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    April 21, 2005

    The Message


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    March 17, 2005

    The Message

    Free for All

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    September 30, 2004

    The Message


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    June 3, 2004

    The Message


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    May 29, 2003

    The Message

    Here's to the good, the bad and the funny in Denver's most newsworthy newsroom.

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    May 8, 2003

    The Message

    Diverse Opinions

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    February 27, 2003

    The Message

    The Denver Newspaper Agency has combined the city's dailies into a one-two punch.

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    December 19, 2002

    The Black-and-White Newsroom

    Several Post staffers want more colors in their paper's palette.

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    August 1, 2002

    Inside the Temple

    The Rocky's leader believes his paper is a survivor.

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    May 9, 2002

    Changing of the Guard

    The arrival of a new editor shakes things up at the Denver Post.

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    August 2, 2001

    Press for Success

    At fifty, William Dean Singleton has dozens of newspapers and all the money he needs. But what about respect?

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    May 10, 2001

    Brave News World

    Feeding the daily dinosaurs.

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    April 12, 2001

    What We've Lost

    Are two weekend newspapers really better than four? You do the math.

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    March 1, 2001

    Priority Shifts

    Newspapers in Education programs are getting lost in the JOA shuffle.

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    September 7, 2000

    This War's Over

    Shake hands and come out writing.

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    June 8, 2000

    Look for the Union Label

    JOAs can be bad news for newspaper employees.

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    May 18, 2000

    Don't Bogart That Joint

    It's our turn to take a hit off the Post/News merger.

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    March 4, 1999
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    August 27, 1998

    Jeffco Picks Rocky Road

    The state's biggest school district signs a mutual-aid pact with the Rocky Mountain News.

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    July 31, 1997
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    April 10, 1997

    All the News That Fits

    What gets lost in the heat of Denver's newspaper battle.

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