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 >>
Thank goodness Colorado voted to allow adults 21 and over to possess small amounts of marijuana. Otherwise, what would late night comedy shows do for material? In recent days, both Saturday Night Live and The Late Show with David Letterman featured prominent pot jokes aimed at the state we're in, wi ... More >>
I don't remember where I was when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, fifty years ago today -- because I was two. However, my mom tells me she couldn't hear the news flash about this tragic event because I'd just clobbered a neighborhood kid in the head with a wooden hor ... More >>
Not long ago, we shared the fifty latest reasons why Colorado is the best state in the country. Of course, even some people who live here disagree -- but few disagree as vehemently as Generations Radio cohorts Kevin Swanson and Dave Buehner. On a recent program, they said the state is well on its w ... More >>
There was a major profanity on page one of yesterday's Denver Post -- sort of. In news boxes all over the city, attentive folks looking at copies of the print edition saw the words "s hit record" above the fold. But it's not as if the remaining copy editors at the paper somehow missed a bold print ... More >>
Last month, we offered up "Badass Aurora cops during the '80s," based on some amazing, vintage shots newly shared by the Aurora Police Department on its Facebook page. Now, the APD has done it again, rounding up vivid images from the previous decade, when cop dramas from The New Centurions to Serpi ... More >>
The weird shit you find in your attic.... During a recent spelunking mission, I came across an amazing artifact from the '80s: "The Colorado Caper," a full-length Marvel comic starring Spider-Man and the Hulk in an exciting advertorial for the Denver Post and the now-defunct May D&F department stor ... More >>
It's been four years since the Rocky Mountain News closed just shy of its 150th birthday. What's happened to folks at the paper since then, and where are they now? That's the subject of "After the Love Is Gone -- Following the Rocky Road," a discussion today featuring the likes of longtime columnist ... More >>
Last week, the Denver Post announced a desire to sell its 7.3 percent stake in the Colorado Rockies -- an asset acquired due to the Rocky Mountain News's 2009 closure. A knowledgeable source tells Westword this move was motivated by dire financial problems at the Post -- ones serious enough that the ... More >>
It's time for the 2012 edition of Westword's Denver Web Awards, our annual celebration of Denver's greatest digital minds. Back at the end of September, we put out a call for you, dear readers, to nominate your favorite online projects and voices, and a team of Westword staffers and contributors has ... More >>
Denver blog posts make the most of what they've got. Denver Stiffs' Andrew Feinstein on the terrible performance by the new-look Nuggets in a loss to Philadelphia. Weren't those big contracts for Ty Lawson and JaVale McGee supposed to be inspiring? Free Range Longmont's Kaye Fissinger on the Denve ... 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 >>
The photo above -- featuring a cake served at a goodbye party for copy editors leaving the paper -- shows that the folks still employed at the Denver Post haven't lost their sense of humor. However, they have lost their copy desk, in a change whose full impact can't be fully calculated yet.
Denver blog posts bleed orange. Broncos Report defies the conventional wisdom that Peyton Manning is one hit away from a career-ending neck re-injury. Colorado Ed News: Jessica Keigan feels teachers must lead policy. Square State's Zappatero on criticism of Mike Rosen's Denver Post birther column ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
How the Denver Post and Perry Mason ruined a Colorado murder case
Greg Moore.Our item about the elimination of a stand-alone Travel section in the Denver Post's Sunday paper speaks to the continuing challenges facing traditional media organs. This development sparked one reader to wonder why the Post hasn't gone entirely digital.
Instead of cutting entire comic strips and losing more readers the Denver Post could save space (and money) by splicing together different strips to create comic cut-ups that are immensely more funny...
Update: Denver Daily News publisher Kristie Hannon has been swamped with messages since word broke that the paper will cease publication just over ten years after its debut. However, she took the time to take part in a detailed Q&A about the decision.
Today's Denver Post reports on a proposal to let Colorado drivers bid for the most sought-after vanity plates. But which ones would bring in the most dough? We've got some ideas about that. Here's our top ten.
RMR logo.Visitors to Rocky Mountain Right's website can usually find conservative news and commentary -- but not right now. The home page is currently emblazoned with the phrase "Access Denied." That's because site overseer Antony Surace has temporarily blocked users to the page due to concer ... More >>
Dean Singleton.Last month, we noted that Denver Post and MediaNews Group execs weren't eager to discuss a copyright-infringement warning published by the paper. At the time, we asked these three questions: "So... what prompted the Post to rattle this saber? Are lawsuits imminent? And against ... More >>
Dean Singleton.On Sunday, the Denver Post published "Notice to Readers About Denver Post Copyright Protections" -- although readers weren't really the target audience. The piece is actually a bellicose warning to content thieves who reproduce Post stories or photos without permission. So... w ... More >>
Dean Singleton.Update:As of yesterday afternoon, the Denver Post hadn't published an article about its latest circulation report -- for space reasons, perhaps? However, such a piece appears in today's print edition -- and it's less spin-happy than usual, straight-forwardly conceding that sale ... More >>
Greg Moore.Denver Post editor Greg Moore defends a story about an alleged second example of plagiarism by Scott McInnis, as well as the decision to deal with questions about it in an article that began with repudiations of McInnis by Rolly Fischer, the candidate's designated fall guy. But a w ... 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 >>
More breaking news from the AEG Live camp. The Denver Post is reporting that Odeum Colorado, the venue formerly known as the Broomfield Event Center, will be renamed again this March, just in time for the venue's grand opening. Denver Post Those who bristle at the mere notion of corporate branding ... More >>
Dean Singleton.The death of the joint-operating agreement that was supposed to sustain a business partnership between the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News for a half-century but didn't survive for even one decade can't help seeming anticlimactic. After all, the Rocky's been gone for si ... More >>
Today's Denver Post, which hit my driveway well in advance of 5:30 a.m.Back in March, I wrote about getting a card from the Denver Post letting me know that my annual subscription price following the demise of the Rocky Mountain News would be $133.95 -- not exactly a bargain, but far less tha ... More >>
The John Leyba photo of Rockies catcher Yorvit Torrealba that accompanied today's front-page story in the Denver Post. This morning's Denver Post features a Colorado Rockies story on page one -- but it's not about the team's eleventh straight victory, which tied a franchise record. Rather, it conce ... More >>
A John Lebya photo of storm damage in Aurora from a Denver Post slideshow. Over the past decade, daily newspapers have grappled with the best way to cover breaking news items in print -- a medium that arrives at homes well after most subscribers already know about what took place. The five tornadoe ... More >>
Step 1: Place mind in gutter. Step 2: Look at the cover of today's "Grow" section in the Denver Post. Step 3: Giggle. Step 4: Wonder why there's a third round object at the base of the tallest gourd. Overcompensation?
Mark Obmascik. Back in 2002, Mark Obmascik, part of the Denver Post team that won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the 1999 Columbine High School shootings, took a year off in order to write a book about, of all things, bird-watching -- and the slower pace agreed with him. "In journalism, we do ... More >>
A Flickr photo. We cruise the blogosphere so you don't have to. Send tips. NASCAR could be coming to Aurora. Yay? (5280) Pictures of an ice shelf breaking up: Who knew I gave a shit? (DenverPost.com's "Captured") Quick! Jump on the Nuggets bandwagon before it fills up! (Denver Stiffs, Pickaxe an ... More >>
Two local news organizations have added baubles to their trophy cases in recent days. The Society of Professional Journalists bestowed its top investigative plaudit upon the Denver Post series "The Battle Within," in which Erin Emergy and David Olinger revealed that many soldiers suffering from sign ... More >>
Our daily gallivant through Denver's blogosphere. Send tips. Pay no attention to the greedy agent behind the whining franchise quarterback. (Mile High Report) Kim Snyder and Galen Foster were the face of Colorado's property-rights fight. Now their fight is over. (Face the State) The Denver Post ... More >>
The most dogged and enterprising journalist to write about the Rocky Mountain News' closure saga came from the Rocky's own newsroom. Business columnist and reporter David Milstead broke story after story. For example, he unearthed a confidential letter from executives at E.W. Scripps, the Rocky's fo ... More >>
Even as a Denver Post statement branded a Rocky Mountain News story about troubles at the broadsheet inaccurate, another memo associated with MediaNews Group, the Post's owner, was turning heads on the left coast. The document, first published at Jim Romenesko's Poynter Online address, revealed that ... More >>
Typically, the GLAAD Media Awards nominees that receive the most attention come from the worlds of film and television -- and with the spotlight shining on flicks like Milk and Vicky Cristina Barcelona, as well as the TV shows Brothers & Sisters and The L Word, this year is no exception. But the Gay ... More >>
In today's Rocky Mountain News, Lynn Bartels demonstrates once again why she made our list of the five journalists who the Denver Post should poach first in the event of a Rocky closure -- a sidebar to the feature article headlined "The Rocky Mountain News is Going Down." In her piece "Ethics Charge ... More >>
The USA Weekend magazine included in the June 29 Denver Post and oodles of other newspapers across These United States contained an unfortunate surprise -- and I'm not talking about the feature story on Jimmy Buffett (although, frankly, that makes sense in this context, too). No, the scary part was ... More >>
Writers at the Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post appear to have very different ideas about newspaper circulation figures released on April 28 by the Audit Bureau of Circulations, an industry-supported monitoring organization. The Rocky's piece, "Denver Papers' Circulation Falls," penned by the ... More >>
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The Sunday Denver Post is one of America's most widely circulated newspapers. Does it deserve to be?
Written by Larry Burrough