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William Dean Singleton

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Rocky Mountain News: Marking anniversary of its death four years ago today

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    David Sirota's Dean Singleton take-down: Accurate or overstated?

    Denver blog posts are ready for the week. Big Media's Jason Salzman thinks David Sirota's Harper's article about Dean Singleton (I'm quoted in it) is accurate in some respects, exaggerated in others. Plants & Animals Denver's Hana: Dog manners are for CHAMPS. The Ralphie Report's Jon Woods checks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Peyton Manning throws the ball to Broncos receivers -- in public!

    Denver blog posts work hard to satisfy your every desire. Mile High Report's John Bena on the media scrum on hand to witness Peyton Manning's first public practice as a Bronco. Big Media's Jason Salzman searches for liberal media bias in Denver Post head honcho Dean Singleton's introduction of Bar ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011

    Dean Singleton's pay-wall experiments are doomed to failure, says ColoradoPols

    ​A blogosphere search generated these three Denver blog posts. The folks at ColoradoPols think pay-wall ideas Dean Singleton shared in a Westword interview are illogical. Mile High Mamas: How to lighten the burden of bed rest. How about a serving of Mile High Hockey's daily cupcakes? Just a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    Denver Post, MediaNews Group executives not eager to talk about copyright-violations warning

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Dean Singleton, Denver Post publisher, looking to help son Adam Singleton learn family biz

    Dean Singleton.​Correction below: Is Dean Singleton, head of MediaNews Group and Denver Post publisher, looking for a successor, Kim Jong-Il style? Doubt it: Despite his continuing battle against multiple sclerosis, he seems energetic, active and fully in charge. But judging by a Thursday memo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    MediaNews bankruptcy, Dean Singleton and Denver Post spin

    Dean Singleton doesn't like the B-word.​Here are some sample headlines from other publications around the nation about the latest development involving MediaNews Group, owner of the Denver Post and dozens of other newspapers around the country: UPI: "U.S. Newspaper Group to File Bankruptcy." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Post's soldier story made for the web

    A Craig F. Walker photo of soldier Ian Fisher, segmented for use as a navigation tool on the Post's website.​ Unlike most Denver TV stations, the Denver Post leads its offerings today with a report inspired by 9-11. Blessedly, though, it's not another roundup of anecdotes from people recalling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2009

    John Temple: We didn't wish death upon Dean Singleton

    John Temple. It didn't take former Rocky Mountain News editor, publisher and president John Temple long to react to a startling assertion in 5280's intriguing account of the Rocky's death -- that execs at E.W. Scripps, the tabloid's owner, thought the paper might survive if MediaNews Group CEO and ... 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 18, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, May 18 edition

    Photo by Soren McCartyThe Conchords in flight. Did they play "Albi the Racist Dragon?" Today in Backbeat Online: • Over the weekend: Flight of the Conchords at Red Rocks. • Moving Pictures: the Sexy Convicts, Lyin' Bitch, the Get Down, Vitamins, the Swayback, Ian Cooke, Young Coyotes. • Over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    This just in: Newspaper lovers still exist

    The conversation took place at Parker's Warhorse Inn. Covering the troubles in the newspaper industry can be mighty dispiriting: I sometimes feel like I spend my days writing the obituary for my own career. No wonder I felt such trepidation when accepting an invitation from the folks at the Douglas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Former Rocky Mountain News business writer David Milstead strikes back against the haters, including Dean Singleton

    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 has done consistent ... More >>

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    March 6, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, March 6 edition

    The Game. And now, without further ado... Today in Backbeat Online: • Q&A with the Game. • Little Fyodor celebrates a quarter-century of zaniness. • Lee Ball, RIP. • Next Astrophagus gig to feature Astrophagus playing, uh, its own songs? • Diamond Boiz crew ready to bust through. • The ... 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

    February 26, 2009

    Highlights from the goodbye-to-the-Rocky Mountain News press conference

    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 swarming with reporters gathered to attend an upcoming press conference at which E.W. Scripps CEO Rich Boehne -- and, as i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Dean Singleton's giant balls

    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 sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Denver Newspaper Agency's deadline day could get bloody

    A week from tomorrow, January 16, is the day by which MediaNews Group chieftain Dean Singleton and execs at the Denver Newspaper Agency say they need to secure $18 million in labor savings prior to renegotiating $130 million in debt. "If that fails," says a letter penned by DNA senior human resource ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    Dean Singleton to be honored with 2009 Community Cultural Enrichment Award

    MediaNews Group vice chairman and chief executive officer/Denver Post publisher Dean Singleton faces the same kind of bleak economic outlook as any newspaper magnate, albeit with a number of intriguing twists -- among them the potential closure of the Rocky Mountain News, the Post's joint-operatin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, January 7 edition

    Better late than never. Today in Backbeat Online: • Vintage Q&A with the late, great Stooges guitarist Ron Asheton. • Mile High Makeout: Coming home. • A review of the Fray at the Gothic Theatre. • Baji wants to announce your calls. • Femi Kuti cancels Boulder Theater show. Today in Cafe ... More >>

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    December 16, 2008

    The Denver connections to today's groundbreaking Detroit newspaper announcement

    Today, the Detroit News and the Detroit Free-Press announced that they will reduce home delivery of their products to three days a week: Thursday, Friday and Sunday. It's a radical move that's got plenty of Denver connections and correlations. The Detroit papers are linked by a joint-operating agre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    The Moody's downgrading of MediaNews Group: What's it mean for Denver newspapering?

    As if the Denver newspaper scene couldn't get any more confusing... Yesterday, word surfaced that Moody's Investors Services downgraded the credit rating of Denver-based MediaNews Group, declaring that the Dean Singleton-run newspaper chain is at significant risk of default. Indeed, the firm, whose ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008
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    December 10, 2008

    The Rocky Mountain News' John Temple on the alleged closure meeting

    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 that ... More >>

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    December 10, 2008

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, December 10 edition

    It's beginning to feel a lot like blog roundup time. Today in Backbeat Online: • Twelve things every Wu-Tang Clan fan should own. • Mile High Makeout: Dreaming of me. • An extremely entertaining Q&A with Ryan Hendrix of Colourmusic. • Rap Up: Whygee and Sunken State unite for a free EP. • ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    Dean Singleton's outsourcing ideas taken to their logical conclusion

    This past weekend, the New York Times published "A Penny For My Thoughts? ," a Maureen Dowd column that focused on James Macpherson, publisher of the online publication Pasadena Now. To save money, Dowd writes, Macpherson sacked his staff of seven Pasadena-based staffers and replaced them with six c ... More >>

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    December 2, 2008

    The Westword.com blog shortcut, December 2 edition

    Peruse these, won't you? Today in Cafe Society: • Health magazine declares DIA to be the fifth greenest airport in all the land. • Rooting around Root Down. • Cooking for a cause at the Ice House. • Cafe Bisque loses half its name. • The skinny on Fat Sully's grand opening. • Alaskan Wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2008

    DNC spokesperson and ex-Denver Post staffer Chris Lopez heads to Texas

    Chris Lopez. When former Denver Post higher-up Chris Lopez was chosen to serve as communications director for the Democratic National Convention's host committee, he let everyone know that one of the main appeals of the position for him was the opportunity to return to Colorado, his home state. Bu ... More >>

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    November 12, 2007

    Richard Nixon and Front-Page Denver Post Editorials

    Looks like we miscounted. In his November 11 column about the Bill Ritter-bashing front-page editorial that inspired this edition of the Message, Denver Post editorial page editor Dan Haley revealed that the broadsheet has published three other page-one salvos since 1946 -- not two, as Rocky Mounta ... More >>

  • News

    November 8, 2007

    The Post Takes Opinions Above the Fold

    For the first time since 2005, the Post's editorial board opines on the front page.

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2007

    Bill Ritter Blasted in Page One Denver Post Editorial

    The editorial writers at the Denver Post didn't soft-peddle their displeasure with Colorado Governor Bill Ritter for issuing a November 2 executive order effectively allowing unions to organize bargaining units for state workers -- a move that bypassed the legislature, which is presently dominated b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2006

    More Messages: Barking and Biting

    When MediaNews Group CEO Dean Singleton and his partners ponied up $1 billion for three California Bay Area newspapers formerly owned by Knight Ridder (and one ex-KR paper in Minnesota), he earned the enmity of a relentless foe: Bruce Brugmann, the editor and publisher of the Bay Guardian, an altern ... More >>

  • News

    April 27, 2006

    Dealing

    The Post offers staffers money to leave.

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    The Message

    Skin City

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    October 28, 2004

    The Message

    Choice Cut

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    September 16, 2004

    The Message

    Checks and Balances

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    December 18, 2003

    The Message

    Hard Ball

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    November 27, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of November 27, 2003

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    June 12, 2003

    The Message

    Brave New World

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    The Message

    Is Channel 9 successful because of its people or its system?

  • People & Places

    March 27, 2003
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    January 23, 2003

    Green-Light Specials

    If the FCC loosens its rules, will media giants go on a radio-and-TV shopping spree? Absolutely.

  • News

    August 8, 2002

    Moore Than Before

    The Denver Post's new editor wants to help the paper realize its potential.

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    May 30, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of May 30, 2002

  • News

    February 21, 2002

    Woody Goes Limp

    Post columnist Woody Paige's big shtick shrinks in chilly Utah.

  • News

    December 6, 2001

    Hit Them With Your Best Shot

    Dueling articles about police shootings spur plenty of newsroom fireworks.

  • News

    February 15, 2001

    Off Limits

    No good deed goes unpunished.

  • News

    January 25, 2001

    The Name Game

    The "Denver" is gone from the Rocky Mountain News. What's next?

  • News

    April 10, 1997

    All the News That Fits

    What gets lost in the heat of Denver's newspaper battle.

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    July 27, 1994
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