Ex-Post Staffers Spencer, Jarvis Join CoCo

The Denver Post’s loss is Colorado Confidential’s  gain.

We are proud to announce that Jim Spencer and Kay Jarvis have joined us as senior fellow and editorial mentor, respectively. “I know, first hand, how the media environment is changing in America,” said Spencer, “ColoradoConfidential.com represents the future, not the past, and I’m glad to be a part of that future.”

Spencer has written for the Denver Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, the Newport News, Va. Daily Press and the Williamsburg Virginia Gazette. His work has also been reprinted in papers around the country.

He will continue his work on his new blog, Spencer Speaks.com, while providing CoCo with the thought-provoking commentary and perspective we have come to enjoy throughout his 30-year newsroom career.

Jarvis began her career as a copy editor for the Birmingham Post-Herald in Birmingham, AL, before moving on the Austin American-Statesman. For the last fifteen years, Jarvis has held a variety of newsroom positions at the Denver Post, most recently as Deputy Managing Editor of Operations.

“I am excited and honored to be joining ColoradoConfidential.com,” said Jarvis, “Given the changing politics of the West and growth of Colorado, this is a critical time for all Coloradans to be well-informed. I look forward to playing a role in offering readers an inside view to issues that affect us all.”

She will provide editorial guidance to the CoCo fellows through storyline development, editorial planning, and writing advice.

We’re thrilled that Kay and Jim are on our team.  As more newsroom veterans leave traditional media and join online publications, the public benefits by having greater access to smart, credible, independent sources for political and public affairs news. Intergrating the broad reach of free online news with the integrity of old-school journalism rooted in a strong code of ethics, accountable writers, and experienced editors significantly improves community dialogue about the important issues of the day.

Please join us in welcoming Jim and Kay.

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