Denver blog posts are anything but bitter. On our Cafe Society blog, Jonathan Shikes reports on a Denver brew that's one of only two beers made with hops native to America. Denver Egotist's Emily J. Moore explains why a Boulder marketing agency is sponsoring its own race car. At The Colorado Inde ... More >>
Denver blog posts can even spell hard words like "chlamydia." The Redheaded Slut comes up with the week's most arresting headline: "Why I'm Glad I Got Chlamydia." Colorado Independent's Susan Greene on a case that forced Supermax to acknowledge an inmate's warning signs of suicide. Denver Egotist ... More >>
Denver blog posts cover the spread. Former Denver Post sports columnist turned KOA radio personality Dave Kreiger weighs in on the Broncos for the Colorado Independent, joining ex-Post colleagues Mike Littwin and Susan Greene as a contributor to the website. Colorado Peak Politics asks: When it co ... More >>
Denver blog posts are vigilant. The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene on claims that sex assaults still plague the Air Force Academy. Denver Egotist: The Nix Brothers win the audience award at the Denver 48 Hour Film Project. Denver Urbanism's Ryan Dravitz updates us on the Colorado National Ba ... More >>
Denver blog posts can be hot no matter the weather. The Redheaded Slut writes about becoming a mommy. We'll let her explain what she means. Denver Egotist introduces Big Blue Branding. The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene on ten thousand poets who penned haiku for the Mars mission. She put it ... More >>
Journalism is dead: That seems to be the familiar refrain among the public these days. But last night, a panel of practitioners and free-press advocates at a preview event for the National Conference on Media Reform taking place in Denver next month, begged to differ. In their view, journalism is a ... More >>
Denver blog posts have the welcome mat ready. Colorado Peak Politics reports about a rape victim who was dismayed by the response she received from Dems opposed to allowing concealed carry on college campuses. The Colorado Independent's Susan Greene reveals a federal probe into whether the City of ... More >>
Former stolen valor arrestee Rick Strandlof has been many people in his life...two of whom were completely fabricated. But he has never been formally charged with profiting from his personalities -- nor is he the only person to have spun tall tales to change his life. Click through for stories from ... More >>
In late 2010, Susan Greene resigned from the Denver Post after learning her column had been canceled. She later wrote a Huffington Post piece that compared working for the paper to Stockholm syndrome. And since then? She's spent much of her time putting together "The Gray Box," a moving project made ... More >>
Huffington.The sale of the Huffington Post to AOL this week has been much debated in media circles. Yet most of these conversations haven't addressed what, if anything, the move portends for the four regional HuffPo branches, including the one in Denver. The word we get: status quo.
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 >>
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 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 >>
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 >>
David Bueno."Arapahoe County DA Charges Death-Penalty Fees to State," a February 2008 feature by Alan Prendergast, spotlighted the prosecution of David Bueno, one of two cons charged with killing a fellow prisoner in 2004. District Attorney Carol Chambers sought the death penalty against Buen ... More >>
Kevin Grimsinger.Last week, Sensible Colorado's Brian Vicente decried the health department's rejection of a petition to add post traumatic stress order to conditions that can be treated by medical marijuana. Along the way, he specifically cited Kevin Grimsinger, a veteran who'd become the po ... More >>
The Denver Sheriff Department is inviting city employees and select guests (who can pass a criminal background check) to Downtown's new Van Cise-Simonet Detention Facility for a one-night-only slumber party... Check-In: Division Chiefs Elias Diggins and Marie Kielar, along with Deputy Sherif ... More >>
Miles Moffeit is heading back to Texas.For the past eight years, Miles Moffeit has been one of the most consistently outstanding reporters for the Denver Post. "Trashing the Truth," a series co-written with now-columnist Susan Greene that documents the failure of law enforcement agencies in r ... More >>
Dan Caplis was in the right place -- with the right machine.Want proof that KHOW afternoon-drive talk-show host Dan Caplis is a divisive fellow? In the midst of a column about how Caplis' quick thinking, and his way with an automated external defibrillator (AED), saved a life on Thanksgiving, ... More >>
Yesterday, Westword's quest for a medical-marijuana critic made the New York Times, after already being featured in the Wall Street Journal, MSN and CNBC. My e-mail box overflowed and my phone rang off the hook. It's funny how the national media has jumped all over this. "Is this the most at ... More >>
A Flickr photo As a resident of the metro area near Columbine High School, I found the tenth anniversary coverage of the shootings to be particularly unpleasant -- although not nearly as bad as it was, I'm sure, for relatives or friends of those who were killed, injured or directly traumatized by E ... 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 >>
Online journalism may bring in considerably less revenue than old-fashioned print -- but it makes fixing screw-ups a helluva lot easier. Example: In the Message column in the physical Westword, which will arrive at distribution points throughout metro Denver and beyond later today, I write that with ... More >>
The name game took a loopy twist after Colorado Media Matters published an item last Wednesday attacking KHOW talk-show host Peter Boyles for referring to Congresswoman Diana DeGette as "Vagina DeGette" and "Vagina DeJet," for reasons that are too dopey to explain -- although CMM did so at length in ... More >>
Shortly after this morning's blog "Peter Boyles, Peter Boils or Boil Peters?" went live, Denver Post columnist Susan Greene joined the aforementioned Boyles on his KHOW radio show to debate the subject of the item: Boyles' reference to Congresswoman Diana DeGette as "Vagina DeGette" and "Vagina DeJe ... More >>
Word that Denver Post managing editor Gary Clark was among six managers laid off at the newspaper yesterday prompted plenty of positive comments about his integrity and commitment to journalism from staffers who've worked with him during his six-year stint at the broadsheet. Among those singing his ... More >>
BBC journalist Greg Palast in Colorado, in an image from a Rolling Stone video. Greg Palast, a BBC investigative journalist and co-author (with Robert F. Kennedy Jr.) of "Block the Vote," a damning voting-system story in the October 30 edition of Rolling Stone, isn't shy, as his interview with Wes ... More >>
Susan Greene. In the blog headlined "'Block the Vote' co-author and Rolling Stone contributor Greg Palast on Colorado's troubled voting system," BBC journalist Greg Palast -- who teamed with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to pen "Block the Vote," a piece in the October 30 issue of Rolling Stone -- goes off ... More >>
Post journo David Harsanyi's Capitol ideas could bring him more capital. When past Westword profile subject David Harsanyi hit town back in 2004, he was the token conservative columnist in a sea of liberalism -- but somehow, he managed not to drown. Far from it: Last September, he released Nanny S ... More >>
Sacha Millstone as seen on Channel 7. Channel 7's 10 p.m. newscast on August 11 kicked off with what was touted as an exclusive story about Sacha Millstone, a Colorado Democratic delegate and Hillary Clinton supporter. Millstone told investigative reporter John Ferrugia she'd been summoned by the ... More >>
No confetti flew in the Denver Post newsroom following the 1 p.m. April 7 announcement of the 2008 Pulitzer winners. The Post's "Trashing the Truth" series, nominated in the investigative category, came up short, finding a way to finish behind both of the other two finalists. The New York Times and ... More >>
The April 3 Message column touches on a dispute between the Denver Post and Emily Achenbaum, a reporter for the Charlotte Observer. Achenbaum suggested to Editor & Publisher, a journalism-industry trade publication, that "Trashing the Truth," a Pulitzer-nominated Post investigation published in July ... More >>
Critics raise questions regarding an impressive Post series shortly after it's named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
The April 3 Message column looks at two separate attacks on “Trashing the Truth,” a series of articles about the use and abuse of DNA evidence in prosecutions that was published by The Denver Post in July 2007. The pieces are among three finalists for an investigative Pulitzer Prize; the winning ... More >>
On January 22, Timothy Lee Masters is expected to be released from custody thanks to new evidence that calls into doubt his 1999 conviction in the slaying of Fort Collins' Peggy Hettrick twelve years earlier. Many parties deserve credit for this stunning turn of events, including Masters' indefatiga ... More >>
As noted in the December 13 Message, the Denver Post recently named two new metro columnists, Susan Greene and William Porter (pictured), whose charge is to write memorably about local doings without chaining themselves to any one ideological viewpoint. In their bows, which saw print on December 16 ... More >>
A Boulder land grab grabs lots of attention.
The Denver Post has been on a columnist search ever since word leaked that longtimer Diane Carman would be moving on -- the topic of this blog. Moreover, Post editor Greg Moore made it clear in the October 25 Message that he was hoping to find a strong internal candidate to fill the position, as opp ... More >>
Two good Sunday Denver Posts in a row? Such a streak shouldn't be unusual. In all likelihood, the broadsheet has more editorial resources than any other news operation in the state of Colorado. Yet Sunday after Sunday, page one of its main edition feels adequate at best, featuring decent stories tha ... More >>
The reorganization of the Denver Post newsroom, teased in this July 6 More Messages blog, has finally been completed, according to an e-mail penned by editor Greg Moore that was sent to staffers late on the afternoon of July 10. The communique, which is reproduced below, indicates how massive this u ... More >>
The Mayor's Race
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The Post denies accusations of slanted coverage.
Unhappiness over a newsroom shuffle is only the latest sign of malaise at the Post.
A new panhandling restriction has its roots in the now-ended newspaper war.
There's a thing or two you don't know about Adele Arakawa.