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Tag Archives: Media industry

Layoffs whack another Colorado newspaper

  Some layoffs hit The Pueblo Chieftain earlier this month. On Twitter, ex-reporter Matt Hildner said there would be no more Chieftain news from his feed since he […]...

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January 19, 2017 Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

The tectonic plates are shifting under Colorado’s media landscape

  OK, the headline on this column might be a little hyperbolic. But for those who follow media news closely in Colorado, this week rocked the industry. […]...

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September 21, 2016 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix

Why The Denver Post’s pot editor has to ‘remain sober at work’ 

  Awww, man, why? Dude. Duuuuude. Why? A recent profile of The Denver Post’s marijuana editor Ricardo Baca by the Time Inc.-operated breakfast-themed website Extra Crispy came […]...

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September 14, 2016 Just In, The Beats, The Blogs, The Mix
Westword cuts staffers, pay amid ‘roughest stretch we’ve ever seen’

Westword cuts staffers, pay amid ‘roughest stretch we’ve ever seen’

The layoffs and cutbacks keep coming. After exhaustively reporting on the impending sale -- and possible shutdown -- of the Rocky Mountain News last month, Denver's alternative weekly Westword turns a spotlight on itself, writing in blog posts that...

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January 7, 2009 Blog, Politics
Rocky spikes column asking if Feds might intervene to prevent shutdown

Rocky spikes column asking if Feds might intervene to prevent shutdown

Rocky Mountain News contributor Jason Salzman wrote in a column for the newspaper last week that "putting the Rocky on the market for one month over the holidays looks like it’s not a good-faith effort to find a buyer...

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January 6, 2009 Center Well, Politics
Carbondale newspaper shuts down ‘for the unforeseeable future’

Carbondale newspaper shuts down ‘for the unforeseeable future’

Citing “the current economic situation,” Carbondale’s 34-year-old weekly newspaper, The Valley Journal, announced on Christmas Day it would cease publication. An editorial told readers to […]...

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December 30, 2008 Blog
Insider offers encouraging ideas for a battered, bruised news industry

Insider offers encouraging ideas for a battered, bruised news industry

It's been an especially tough year for the news industry, which is suffering mass layoffs, sales and bankruptcy filings by some of the biggest companies in print and broadcast journalism. But all is not lost says Reuter's Chris Cramer at...

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December 18, 2008 Blog
Rocky Mountain News staffers take to Web in effort to save newspaper

Rocky Mountain News staffers take to Web in effort to save newspaper

A Web site aimed at keeping the Rocky Mountain News alive launched Sunday night as part of a campaign by the newspaper's staff to rally public support a week after E.W. Scripps Co. put the Denver daily up for...

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December 15, 2008 Blog, Politics
Politicker.com shuts down Colorado, 11 other state sites, lays off reporters

Politicker.com shuts down Colorado, 11 other state sites, lays off reporters

Twelve Politicker political news sites around the country, including PolitickerCO.com in Colorado, were shut down and their reporters unexpectedly laid off Friday morning. The sites, billed as "Inside politics for political insiders," covered news in 17 states around the...

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December 12, 2008 Blog, Politics
The death of print journalism

The death of print journalism

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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Here are potential questions that could be on your November ballot in Colorado

We already know the six big questions that will be on your ballot to answer in the fall, from lowering the required age for state lawmakers to […]

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