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  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Denver won't have John Temple to kick around anymore -- because he's moving to Hawaii

    That shirt looks kind of Hawaiian, doesn't it?​After the closure of the Rocky Mountain News last February, E.W. Scripps CEO Rich Boehne publicly promised a job to Rocky editor/publisher/president John Temple -- but he turned it down to explore other opportunities. Since then, he's consulted a ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 1, 2009
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    August 11, 2009

    E.W. Scripps still mum on sale of Rocky Mountain News intellectual property

    The front page of the final Rocky Mountain News.​A blog yesterday focused on complaints about the Rocky Mountain News website, which has been static since the paper's February shutdown. In that item, I mentioned that I'd contacted Tim King, spokesman for E.W. Scripps, the Rocky's longtime owne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    The Rocky Mountain News' zombiefied website

    The cover of the final Rocky Mountain News print edition.​In a post today, Allan D. Mutter, a nationally respected press critics who shares his views on a blog dubbed Reflections of a Newsosaur, takes notice of the Rocky Mountain News website -- which not many other folks have done lately, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Rocky Mountain News archives going to Denver Public Library

    E.W. Scripps, the former parent company of the Rocky Mountain News, has just issued a press release confirming information that's been circulating for a few weeks: the archives of the tabloid, which died just shy of its 150th birthday, will be preserved by the Denver Public Library. In addition, o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2009

    Latest MediaNews Group moneymaking scheme: printing newsletters in people's homes

    Even as journalists debate about whether or not E.W. Scripps executives pinned their hopes for the Rocky Mountain News' survival on Denver Post owner Dean Singleton's death, MediaNews Group, Singleton's company, is moving ahead with an unusual effort to monetize its content. As detailed in "MediaN ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Closing Rocky Mountain News hasn't solved problems at Scripps

    Finances drove the decision by E.W. Scripps executives to shutter their largest newspaper, the Rocky Mountain News, in late February. However, it's clear from data released this morning that removing the tabloid from its books didn't suddenly make everything better. According to a Wall Street Journa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    E.W. Scripps, former Rocky Mountain News employees finally reach severance agreement

    According to Mel Pomponio, the Denver Newspaper Guild chair for the Rocky Mountain News, former staffers of the shuttered tabloid will no longer be employed by E.W. Scripps, the Rocky's owner, after today. It's fortunate, then, that a severance package under negotiation for nearly two months, is fin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Harry Whipple out as head of Denver Newspaper Agency

    The only surprise in yesterday afternoon's announcement that Harry Whipple would no longer be in charge of the Denver Newspaper Agency was the identity of his successor: former Denver Post publisher Gerald Grilly, who's coming out of retirement to take the gig. Indeed, the February 26 press conferen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    John Temple turns down E.W. Scripps job offer

    Photo by J. Knight.John Temple at the February 26 press conference announcing the impending closure of the Rocky Mountain News. The months between the December announcement that the Rocky Mountain News had been put up for sale and word that it would be shutting down for good last week were filled w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    The last physical Rocky is a little late

    This morning at about 5:15 a.m., I walked to my driveway, eager to peruse the final physical edition of the Rocky Mountain News -- but although my delivery person generally drops my newspapers off prior to 5 a.m., it wasn't there. When I left home for the office at 6 a.m., it still hadn't shown up. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Will advertising rates for the Denver Post be going up?

    During yesterday's press conference announcing the closing of the Rocky Mountain News, MediaNews Group boss Dean Singleton, whose firm owns the Denver Post, declared that the ad rates at his publication are "way below" the national average, but "they'll just have to stay that way" for now, due to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Friday's Rocky Mountain News will be the last

    It's official: Denver is a one-daily town. The Rocky Mountain News has announced that tomorrow's edition will be the last. From the Rocky's story: The Rocky Mountain News, less than two months away from its 150th anniversary, will be closed after a search for a buyer proved unsuccessful, the E.W. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    At the Rocky Mountain News' headquarters as word of its impending closure breaks

    Around noon today, the lobby of the Denver Newspaper Agency building was populated mainly by reporters and photographers from other news organizations, hoping to get some info on the big news of the day: E.W. Scripps' announcement that the Rocky Mountain News' last edition would hit driveways and ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2009

    How the troubles at the San Francisco Chronicle echo in Denver

    The San Francisco Chronicle, the largest daily newspaper in the Bay Area, is reportedly in such shabby fiscal shape that its owner, the Hearst Corp., says it may have to close the venerable pub within weeks if expenses can't be brought under control. In the event of such a shut-down, San Francisco's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    The Denver Post's bulldog is dead

    In newspaper parlance, a bulldog is an early edition -- most commonly a version of the Sunday paper sold on Saturdays. Since time immemorial, the Denver Post has published such a product, but no more. Jim Nolan, spokesman for the Denver Newspaper Agency, confirms that the Post's bulldog was disconti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Could the Rocky Mountain News spend another month-plus in limbo?

    Anyone hoping for quick answers from an E.W. Scripps conference call held this morning (and noted previously in the blog "Rocky Mountain News Editor John Temple on the Paper's Future: 'We Have No Idea'") wound up disappointed. As detailed in typically complete fashion by Rocky business scribe David ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Denver Post interviewing Rocky Mountain News personnel

    Multiple inside sources say that the Denver Post has interviewed numerous Rocky Mountain News staffers with an eye toward bringing a handful of Rocky types aboard when and if the tabloid stops publishing. No names have been confirmed at this writing. This development is especially intriguing given ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    More cost-cutting measures at E.W. Scripps

    As word broke about six major layoffs at the Denver Post, media observers were getting their first chance to digest a memo from Rich Boehne, CEO of E.W. Scripps, which owns the Rocky Mountain News. In the note, Boehne announces salary cuts for supervisors at Scripps publications nationwide, plus the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: a visit to the dinosaur museum

    On Sunday, I stopped by the Newseum in Washington, D.C., the new, 250,000 square foot facility on Pennyslvania Avenue devoted to the history of news. The views from this building are stunning, as are many of the exhibits. But in many ways, I might as well have been at a natural history museum, looki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Unemployment project shows Rocky Mountain News is still slugging

    The decision by E.W. Scripps to put the Rocky Mountain News up for sale this past December was interpreted by most observers, including this one, as a the equivalent of a fatal diagnosis. But instead of slipping away peacefully, the Rocky is raging against the dying of the light. Today, the paper p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Rocky Mountain News' John Temple expects something related to the sale of the paper to happen soon

    If any press observer thought the fate of the Rocky Mountain News, which was put up for sale by E.W. Scripps almost two months ago, would remain unresolved in early February, he must have kept his opinions to himself. "I think people felt the way you did," confirms John Temple, the tabloid's editor, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    The Rocky Mountain News throws one heck of a migil

    The mood at last night's Rocky Mountain News candlelight migil (half march, half vigil --- so coined, in the tradition of the Martin Luther King Day Marade, by someone cleverer than me) was light. Although the details of the event hinted at the possibility of theatrics, the actual gathering felt mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Rocky Mountain News scribes get self-reflective

    Business writer David Milstead and sports columnist Dave Krieger (pictured) are two of the genuine standouts on the Rocky Mountain News staff -- and in the past day or so, both have penned articles that consider the plight of their paper, which was put up for sale by parent company E.W. Scripps last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    A good omen: the Rocky Mountain News' refrigerator-cleaning schedule

    Many folks at the Rocky Mountain News have been downbeat about the paper's chances for long-term survival ever since it was put up for sale by E.W. Scripps. But those in charge of keeping the Rocky's offices tidy displayed a lot more optimism in an e-mail about a new cost-saving measure that was sen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Denver Newspaper Guild not sharing details about reopened contract talks with the Denver Post and Denver Newspaper Agency

    The title of a certain December 15 blog -- "Denver Newspaper Guild Almost Mum on Renegotiating Denver Post and Denver Newspaper Agency Contract" -- pretty much foreshadows the DNG's lack of eagerness to discuss its recent decision to open pacts with the Post and the DNA early at the request of Dean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Rocky Mountain News union rep on contract talks, coverage of sale offer

    Today, the Rocky Mountain News reported that various unions had agreed to open contract talks for the Denver Post and the Denver Newspaper Agency early, as had been requested by Dean Singleton's MediaNews Group, which owns the Post and is linked to the Rocky by a joint-operating agreement. Included ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Delay in Rocky Mountain News bonus: coincidence or conspiracy?

    Yesterday, numerous Rocky Mountain News employees received a memo letting them know that a bonus they were supposed to receive today had been delayed and would now be included in their January 30 paychecks. In all likelihood, this was a simple processing glitch of the sort that happens routinely at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Do troubles at the Denver dailies mark the death of newspaper joint-operating agreements?

    Word that the Rocky Mountain News has gotten a temporary reprieve from its owner, E.W. Scripps, which is collecting offers to buy the paper through Friday, shouldn't be interpreted as a sign of renewed stability in Denver daily newspapering. No matter what happens with the Rocky and the Denver Post ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: The waiting game

    A few loose ends from last year are now neatly tied up. New Secretary of State, check: Bernie Buescher will be sworn in at 3 p.m. Wednesday (so long as the Colorado Senate confirms the appointment). New Senator, check. Governor Bill Ritter is currently touring the state with Michael Bennet, his choi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Looking at and listening to staff attempts to save the Rocky Mountain News

    The staffers at the Rocky Mountain News may not be in power positions when it comes to saving the paper, which was recently put up for sale by its parent company, E.W. Scripps. (Read our coverage in the feature article "The Rocky Mountain News is Going Down" and two sidebars, "Five Rocky Stars Who C ... More >>

  • News

    December 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    E.W. Scripps CEO Rich Boehne on his company's commitment to newspapers

    As is the case with all articles, plenty of interesting stuff gathered for Westword's December 11 feature about the dire circumstances facing the Rocky Mountain News and sidebars focusing on Rocky writers who the Denver Post should try to hire and the joint-operating agreement between the Rocky and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    See the video of the Rocky Mountain News for-sale announcement

    The opening section of Westword's main article about the plight of the Rocky Mountain News, mentions a video of the announcement in the tabloid's newsroom featuring E.W. Scripps CEO Rich Boehne and John Temple, the Rocky's editor, publisher and president. Click above to witness this painful yet inev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Rocky Mountain News doesn't downplay for-sale story

    There was plenty of incentive for the Rocky Mountain News to soft-pedal the decision of its parent company, E.W. Scripps, to put the tabloid up for sale on the cusp of its 150th anniversary. But to the paper's credit, editors put the story front and center. As seen here, the cover shot features John ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Today's depressing Rocky Mountain News memo: counseling assistance

    Yesterday, staffers at the Rocky Mountain News received an e-mail from editor/publisher/president John Temple with an attached press release explaining why parent company E.W. Scripps had decided to put the paper on the block; read it in the blog "Rocky Mountain News Put Up For Sale." Today's follow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Rocky Mountain News put up for sale

    It's the sort of headline most media observers in this area have been anticipating for quite some time, but it's still a shock to see it in print: "Rocky Mountain News For Sale." The article, published moments ago on the Rocky's website, quotes from a press release in which Rich Boehne, president a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    Early reaction to news that the Rocky Mountain News has been put up for sale

    In the hours since the development spotlighted in today's blog "Rocky Mountain News Put Up For Sale" first broke, I've had the chance to speak with numerous staffers at the paper. The majority chose to talk on background, and with only a couple of exceptions, they had similar reactions to the press ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    The Boulder Daily Camera's building goes on the block

    The Daily Camera building can now be yours. In yesterday's blog "The Denver Dailies: No Post-Election Shrinkage Yet," I argued that the hefty size of the Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post shouldn't be interpreted as a sign that the newspaper business is back on track. More indicative of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008

    Rocky Mountain News' David Milstead Predicts One-Newspaper Town

    Of all the people who've written about the newspaper industry for the Denver dailies, Rocky Mountain News business writer and columnist David Milstead (pictured) has always been the toughest and most clear-eyed. Instead of giving his pieces a quasi-promotional flavor in deference to the people who s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2008
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    May 14, 2008
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    May 13, 2008

    RedBlueAmerica.com Lowered to Half Mast

    The May 10 column by Rocky Mountain News editor/publisher/president John Temple focused largely on a speech he gave to graduates of the University of Colorado Boulder's School of Journalism and Mass Communications. But in the midst of anecdotes and observances about the address, he casually mentione ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2007

    The Rocky Mountain News' Parent Company Looks to Sell Another Newspaper

    The August 28 announcement that the E.W. Scripps Company wants to sell the Albuquerque Tribune set stomachs rumbling at the Scripps-owned Rocky Mountain News for entirely understandable reasons. Like the Rocky, the Tribune has been part of a joint-operating agreement intended to preserve the existen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2007

    A Scripps Shuttering Worries Rocky Lovers

    The July 17 decision by overlords at the E.W. Scripps Co. to close the Cincinnati Post and its sister paper, the Kentucky Post, at year's end has locals wondering if the same fate might befall the Rocky Mountain News, Scripps' flagship newspaper. Fortunately, such a move is very unlikely in the near ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2007

    The Slimming Continues

    The April 5 edition of the Message dealt with a buyout plan that was offered by the Rocky Mountain News to employees age 55 and above who've worked for the tabloid or another paper owned by E.W. Scripps for at least ten years. At the time, speculation was rampant that the Denver Post, which had put ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2007

    Old News

    Execs at E.W. Scripps want to shrink the newsroom at the Rocky Mountain News, the firm's flagship paper -- and they've taken a major step toward doing so. Today, staffers at the tab received an e-mail from editor/publisher/president John Temple (pictured) announcing a "voluntary separation plan" tha ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    November 9, 2006
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    October 18, 2006

    More Messages: Shrinkage

    Today's Rocky Mountain News features an article about the latest financial information released by E.W. Scripps, which owns the paper -- and betcha the figures it contains didn't put a smile on the face of Harry Whipple, the Denver Newspaper Agency exec seen grinning here. According to business writ ... More >>

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