Tony Kovaleski.For a decade, 7News investigative reporter Tony Kovaleski has been one of local TV's most reliable trouble-stirrers. But starting in January, he'll have a new address: KNTV, an NBC owned-and-operated station in the Bay Area. Kovaleski, who grew up in San Jose, is making the mo ... More >>
In February 2009, E.W. Scripps shut down the Rocky Mountain News, seemingly ending its major participation in the Colorado media market. Now, however, Scripps is back thanks to the purchase of KMGH-Channel 7 and three Azteca America stations in the state, which went on the block in June. Scripps CEO ... More >>
Mark Contreras.At the February 2009 press conference announcing the closure of the Rocky Mountain News, Mark Contreras, the senior vice president/newspapers for E.W. Scripps, the Rocky's owner, mainly stayed out of the spotlight -- but many soon-to-be-unemployed staffers felt he played a big ... More >>
Photo by J. KnightScripps CEO Rich Boehne at the news conference announcing the final edition of the Rocky.On February 26, the day before the first anniversary of the Rocky Mountain News' final edition, we published an item about the status of the paper's intellectual property -- most importa ... More >>
"Saving the News: Denver and the Future of Journalism," which gets underway at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, takes place just over six months after the closure of the Rocky Mountain News, and speakers include former Rocky editor, publisher and president John ... More >>
The IWantMyRocky.com logo. In July, former Rocky Mountain News copy editor and page designer Kim Humphreys shared her altered vision for IWantMyRocky.com. The site was originally created as an Internet location for Rocky employees and loyalists to rally in support of the tabloid after it was ... More >>
Photo by J. KnightJohn Temple at the February news conference announcing the impending closure of the Rocky Mountain News. This past Friday, the Wall Street Journal gave readers a look at "Confessions of an Organization Man," an op-ed penned by John Temple, former editor, publisher and presi ... More >>
E.W. Scripps has made no secret of its desire to sell the intellectual property of the Rocky Mountain News -- but the company hasn't done much since the tabloid's February closure to peddle these particular wares. That appears to be changing, however. In recent days, a number of potential bidders ... More >>
Photo by Susan GoldsteinRandy Miller circa 2001, shortly after he purchased the Colorado Daily. Over the weekend, the Denver Post ran separate stories about the impending closure of The Silver and Gold Record, a newspaper that covers the University of Colorado at Boulder faculty, and the conversion ... More >>
Update, 4:45 p.m.: The initial version of this blog was based on information provided by a source that has been extremely reliable over a period of several years. However, I just received a call from Al Manzi, president and publisher of the Boulder Daily Camera, and CEO of Prairie Mountain Publish ... More >>
The cover of the final Rocky Mountain News. At the February 26 press conference announcing the imminent closing of the Rocky Mountain News, E.W. Scripps CEO Rich Boehne announced that the Rocky website and archives were for sale. Now, a credible bidder is stepping forward to announce his interest i ... More >>
"Texas Investor Brian Ferguson Plans Bid for Rocky Mountain News Assets," a just-published blog, notes that the aforementioned Ferguson has a proposal ready to go as soon as bidding starts for the Denver Publishing Company; the firm controls the intellectual property of the Rocky, which stopped pu ... 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 >>
Dean Singleton. About an hour ago, I was a guest on the KHOW radio show hosted by Peter Boyles -- who, much to my chagrin, didn't mention vaginas even once -- and he said two sources had told him that executives from the E.W. Scripps company, owner of the Rocky Mountain News, are in town. If that's ... More >>
J. KnightE.W. Scripps CEO Rich Boehne addresses the media after announcing the Rocky would close after Friday's issue. Reporter Lynn Bartels's colleagues at the Rocky Mountain News warned her not to try exiting the Denver Newspaper Agency building through the main lobby. After all, the place was sw ... More >>
John Temple. In the February 2 blog "Rocky Mountain News' John Temple Expects Something Related to the Sale of the Paper to Happen Soon," Temple, the tabloid's editor, publisher and president, foresaw an imminent update from parent company E.W. Scripps, which put the Rocky on the block in December. ... More >>
Pundits eager to come up with ideas to rescue the foundering newspaper industry have lately been touting a back-to-the-future concept: charging for online content. Most prominent among this group is Walter Isaacson, who made "micropayments" a cornerstone of his recent Time magazine cover story, "H ... More >>
This morning brought a press release announcing "Beating the Recession," a new series jointly reported by Channel 4 and the Denver Business Journal. Pretty standard stuff overall, but the parties involved may be meaningful in terms of the area's shifting media landscape. After all, Channel 4's lon ... More >>
This morning, both Denver dailies feature articles spurred by a Denver Post memo sent out in response to "Scripps Says Post Violates JOA," a January 28 Rocky Mountain News report based on a leaked letter reportedly penned by two executives at E.W. Scripps, the Rocky's owner. The latter piece, by s ... More >>
The worsening of the economy over the past seven or eight months hasn't changed Denver Post editor Greg Moore's opinion about the importance of sending staffers to personally witness the most major of sporting spectacles. In the May 2008 Message column "Olympics Travel a Hurdle for Local News Medi ... More >>
"Leaked Letter Reveals Deep Problems at Denver Post, Denver Newspaper Agency," a More Messages blog published this morning, considers the content of "Scripps Says Post Violated JOA," a David Milstead-penned piece from today's Rocky Mountain News. The article's centerpiece is a letter purportedly w ... More >>
Yesterday's blog headlined "The Latest From the Rocky Mountain News Grapevine About the Paper's Future" noted that the E.W. Scripps-owned tabloid had reported very little about its potential sale since December 24. That changed this morning with the publication of "Efforts to Sell Rocky Could Exte ... More >>
In October 2007, the Denver Post published "Still Printing After All These Years," an article about National Hirschfeld, a firm that sprang from a business A.B. Hirschfeld started in the basement of a LoDo fruit stand in 1907. The piece featured the photo seen here of A. Barry Hirschfeld, who was ... More >>
The silence has been deafening in regard to the possible sale of the Rocky Mountain News -- at least officially. The last article in the Rocky itself about potential buyers appeared way back on December 24; that piece noted that a "deal book" of financial and demographic information had been sent ... More >>
"You're a hard lady to get a hold of," the caller said. "I've been trying to find out why you let your Rocky Mountain News subscription expire." I stared at the receiver. Um, it seems that the future of the News might be a little uncertain, I said. "Oh, it's just being sold. The subscription would ... More >>
Veteran Rocky Mountain News staffer John Ensslin (pictured) isn't one of those reporters who files his stories and then forgets about journalism until he's back on the clock the next day. As president of the Colorado chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the program director for t ... More >>
The current Westword includes a feature article about the Rocky Mountain News, which was recently put up for sale, as well as a sidebar about the marquee Rocky talent most likely to leap to the Denver Post in the event of a closure and a look into the mysteries of the joint-operating agreement tha ... More >>
Two newspapers that were once mortal enemies make plans to cohabit.
Brightly colored advertising stickers on the front of the Denver dailies are part of a national trend to turn page one into a billboard.
The Rocky's veteran broadcasting critic is the latest casualty of the paper's financial troubles.
Attrition has reduced the Rocky staff's size, but it's not happening quickly enough. A buyout targets another twenty positions.
The co-creator of an ill-fated youth project for the Denver dailies explains what went wrong and why the concept still works.
The Daily Camera's new boss prepares to share.
A misbegotten experiment implodes.
Top TV news stories often scrape bottom.
Mum's the word about the Colorado Daily's sale.
Free for All
A Boulder daily's cost-cutting measures begin with older workers.
JOAs can be bad news for newspaper employees.