Weighing the leader in the Denver newspaper war

Let's take it to the scales.

Upon my arrival at Westword's offices this morning, I picked up our copies of the Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post and was surprised -- and pleased -- by how heavy they felt. But how bulky were they really? To find out, I toted them to our nearby postal scale and discovered that the Rocky checked in at a robust 1 pound, 13.2 ounces, while the Post registered 1 pound, 13.4 ounces. So for today, anyway, the Post wins the battle of the weighty issues. And in today's newspaper business, the size of each paper is arguably the weightiest issue of all. -- Michael Roberts

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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