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Will New Sister Stations Denver7, KOAA Downsize?

6 months ago by Michael Roberts
Denver7's owner, E.W. Scripps, has purchased KOAA-TV in Colorado Springs, raising speculation that content sharing could lead to downsizing.

The Colorado Independent is downsizing but not disappearing

11 years ago by Michael Roberts
The Colorado Independent laid off much of its staff yesterday. The Colorado Independent, a state-based satellite website funded by the Washington, D.C.'s Center For Independent Media, is shrinking in order to survive. That's the bottom line according to David Bennahum, CIM's president and CEO, who responded to an inquiry prompted...

Why Denver Post Staffers Not Targeted by Layoffs Could Still Be Leaving

1 year ago by Michael Roberts
The Denver Post announced thirty layoffs, or nearly one-third of its newsroom staff, on March 14. Just shy of two weeks later, we still don't know the identities of all those who'll be leaving, and that information won't be made official for two more thanks to a complicated system that allows some laid-off workers to "bump" individuals who haven't been notified that their positions could be in danger. But at present, no daily reporters are being targeted, with the layoffs focusing on what Denver Newspaper Guild administrative officer Tony Mulligan refers to as "the second set of eyeballs."

Denver Post Could Benefit If Its Hedge Fund Owner Buys Gannett

4 months ago by Michael Roberts
A knowledgeable source says the Denver Post's staffers could benefit if its vulture hedge fund owner buys the giant Gannett publishing company.

Layoffs at 5280, too

11 years ago by Michael Roberts
As publications throughout Colorado suffered declines in recent years, one seemed immune from problems afflicting the journalism industry: 5280. As noted in "Dan Brogan's a Mile High on 5280 ," a July 2007 blog featuring an interview with the aforementioned Brogan, the magazine's founder, editor and publisher (pictured here), the...

Colorado Sun's Late-Rising Debut: A Serious, Steady Denver Post Flashback

8 months ago by Michael Roberts
The Colorado Sun, a fledgling online news operation that's making its official debut today, may be deploying an innovative blockchain funding model, but in many respects, its initial offerings are more about the past than the future.

The Ten Most Memorable Media Stories of 2018

5 months ago by Michael Roberts
A roundup of Colorado's most memorable media stories of 2018, several of which became national obsessions as well.

More Evidence Vampire Hedge Fund Won't Sell Denver Post, Other CO Papers

11 months ago by Michael Roberts
Like its sister paper, the Denver Post, the Boulder Daily Camera has suffered layoffs and downsizing aplenty of late. But in the coming months, the Camera will be hiring, sort of. Unfortunately, though, the positions at Prairie Mountain Publishing, its parent company, will come at the expense of the Boston Herald, ten to fifteen of whose employees were given their walking papers last week.

EdNews Colorado going national, adding staff amid daily paper downsizing

6 years ago by Michael Roberts
Last week, the Denver Post announced six layoffs -- the sort of downsizing that's all too common at daily newspapers. But many online news outlets are struggling, too, thanks to funding difficulties and more. Against this backdrop, the education website EdNews Colorado is not only growing its small staff, but...

Lockheed's spin on impending layoffs at Jeffco facility

10 years ago by Michael Roberts
Lockheed Martin Space Systems' Waterton Canyon facility has served as a major economic engine for southern Jefferson County for decades, and it will no doubt continue to do so -- but its horsepower is due for a reduction. The firm plans to cut 800 jobs by the end of the...

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