| Media |

5280 Elevated Voices news blog not dead, just resting, says editor/publisher Dan Brogan

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

It's been a busy period for 5280: In April, the publication acquired Denver Magazine's key assets and comped its 3,000 subscribers. But shortly thereafter, its Elevated Voices news blog went silent, with the last new post appearing almost three weeks ago, on May 20.

Is the blog dead? Not according to editor/publisher Dan Brogan, who promises that the feature will rise again.

"We did recently discontinue Panorama, our e-mail newsletter, which was a daily summary of local news from around the web," he writes via e-mail. "As you would know firsthand, it was incredibly time-consuming and expensive to produce (a staffer and several freelancers putting in several hours each day). Instead, we're re-allocating some resources internally and will have a new blog lineup soon. In the meantime, we have fewer posts because many of the newsier items came from Panorama."

No word about what these changes mean for talented scribes such as Michael de Yoanna, Vanessa Martinez and A.J. Vicens, who've been staples of the page. But it's good to know the magazine plans to continue the offerings. When it comes to Denver blogging, the more voices, the better -- especially if they're elevated.

More from our Media archive: "Denver Magazine's Michael Ledwitz denies stiffing advertisers, staffers after pub closed."

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.