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Denver Post old-school reporting only heightens Film Society intrigue

In addition to being a pretty good story all on its own, the ongoing coup at Denver Film Society is throwing up some interesting material for journalism watchers as well. Was the reporting influenced by an undisclosed conflict that Denver Post Editor Greg Moore's wife was a former Film Society board member who is largely credited with hiring the now-ousted staffer? Last week the Film Society staff reportedly decided that they'd had enough of executive director Bo Smith. More than 20 employees announced their intention to resign to send the message that Bo had to go. This, in a recession economy that has brutally cut into arts budgets here and everywhere. The dramatic result of the staff action is that the DFS board decided on Friday to fire Smith.