In March 2012, Mike Littwin, widely acknowledged as the best known and most popular newspaper columnist in the city, was ignominiously bounced from his gig at the Denver Post in a cost-cutting tactic. Since then, Littwin sightings have been rare. But at long last, he's back, reemerging as one of th ... More >>
Four years ago today, the Rocky Mountain News closed on the cusp of its 150th birthday. The changes in the Denver media scene since then have been profound. And while the Denver Post, the city's surviving paper, continues to exist, its present doesn't look much like the future that seemed in the off ... More >>
Another high-profile staffer is leaving the Denver Post: On November 10, Chuck Murphy, who served briefly as a metro columnist for the paper before taking on a different position amid a series of cost-cutting moves, is leaving the paper to work for an unnamed nonprofit. But Murphy maintains that hi ... 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 >>
Covering the Aurora theater shootings would have been a huge challenge for the Denver Post under any circumstances. But right now, the paper is operating under a strange handicap. For reasons that involve highly technical union rules, the Post doesn't officially have a columnist -- and its attempt t ... 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.
For more than a quarter century, Salida's Ed Quillen has regularly contributed to the editorial pages of the Denver Post, sharing his notably progressive thoughts on issues of the day in a way that raised readers' cheers and hackles, depending upon their personal ideological slant. But no more: Curt ... More >>
Last month, we shared word that the Denver Post planned to lay off two-thirds of its copy editors -- a number estimated by sources as sixteen. Turns out that was a bit high: Only eleven are exiting, with a severance package as a parting gift, because several staffers from other departments, includin ... More >>
In our interview with the Denver Post's Tina Griego, whose decision to accept a severance package originally intended to reduce the copy-editing staff by two-thirds could lead to the paper being metro-columnist free until 2013, we noted that several other writers would also be leaving. We've now ID' ... 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 >>
And then there were none. The Denver Post recently laid off metro columnist Mike Littwin and reassigned newly minted fellow columnist Chuck Murphy to a social media job. That left Tina Griego as the Post's sole metro columnist -- but as she announced today, she will soon be moving with her family to ... More >>
Update: At last, we've got the complete list of Denver Post employees who have or will be leaving the paper after accepting a buyout offer: nineteen staffers from various departments, including editors, reporters and photographers. Perhaps most surprising: John Moore, the paper's theater critic and ... 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 >>
Laura Frank.With resources and revenues for print and broadcast news operations continuing to shrink, investigative journalism -- a vital form, but among the field's most expensive -- is becoming more rare with each passing day. But former Rocky Mountain News reporter Laura Frank thinks she's ... 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 >>
Almost two months ago, Michael Roberts offered an all-star list of five Rocky Mountain News staffers that he suggested the Denver Post hire should the News shut down.Now, with the News's last day tomorrow, the Post has announced that it's adding a handful of News employees, and three of them were on ... More >>
In his nationally syndicated December 5 broadcast, robust yapper Rush Limbaugh made mention of the Rocky Mountain News being put up for sale. "Did you see where Scripps Howard may have to close down the Rocky Mountain News?" he asked. "Propaganda organs are just falling by the wayside. The Obama ca ... More >>
In yesterday's blog "Were Photos of Grieving Mom in the Post and Rocky intrusive -- or great journalism?," I wrote about the ethics behind the Post's decision to run the image of a mother at the instant she learned her son had been killed by an Aurora police officer on its front page, even though th ... More >>
Errors aren't exactly alien to Rocky Mountain News columnist Bill Johnson -- yet he outdid himself with "Woman's Flag Upside Down, As Are Neighbors' Responses," a piece that ran on July 11. The column revolves around Beth Hammer, a 64-year-old Wheat Ridge resident who's in dutch with her home-owner ... More >>
The April 27 Rocky Mountain News features the final installment of "Border Street," a year-long series about an unnamed Denver block where, according to its introduction, "old meets new, English meets Spanish, legal resident meets -- and sometimes marries -- illegial immigrant." The concluding piece ... More >>
Is the new, smaller Rocky more "convenient" than ever, or a sign of an impending newspaper apocalypse?
Immigration issues deal the media a tough hand.
The dailies are looking for characters.
David vs. Goliath
Fact or Fiction?
News directors debate what is, and isn't, breaking news.
Several Post staffers want more colors in their paper's palette.
A writer's departure from the Post raises questions about the paper's commitment to metro columns.
The Post denies accusations of slanted coverage.
Are two weekend newspapers really better than four? You do the math.
The News wants to discourage its stars from sailing to the Post.
How did Denver turn the city's reporters into publicists? By blowing stuff up.
The business of writing about business can be mighty profitable these days.