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PR Bonanza for TV Station That Uses Some Political-Ad Revenue to Hire a New Reporter?

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.03.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

You'd think television stations, whose news departments at least try to lay claim to an aura of public responsibility, would take a bit of their campaign windfall and give back.

Checking the Facts in Political Ads

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.27.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

With an expanding sea of misinformation coming at us, the effort to shed nonpartisan light on political advertising is worth it. And the earlier the TV stations get started at it, like CBS4 did this election season, the better.

GOP Partisans Overwhelm Democrats in Denver Media

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.19.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Whatever the reason, there's obviously a partisan commentator gap out there in the Denver media.

Conservative Talk Radio Fights United Nations Threat to America

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.09.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Who knew how much of a threat the U.N. is? I've been depressed that it was in decline, but I guess I was wrong.

Leading Republican Says Dem Bill to Help Kids Afford College Intended to "Rile" Up Hispanics to Get their Votes

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.05.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Rile 'em up? As if the Hispanics are like children who should be winding down before bedtime? Yes, Hispanics are upset, and rightly so.

Should We Ignore the Righty Talk-Radio Hosts in Our Own Back Yard?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.08.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Limbaugh hit a nerve last week, but Rush-like comments aren't uncommon from radio hosts in Colorado, too. Should the major media ignore them, given the tiny audiences (mostly) who listen?

CO Secretary of State Reveals He's a Brilliant Media Critic

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.22.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

There's a good chance someone is going to say something newsworthy when they preface it with, "some folks in my office cringed when I said this, but I'm going to say it again."

Rep. Lamborn Says Others Played Hookie With Him

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.26.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

This morning, Rep. Doug Lamborn told radio host Steve Kelley that he wasn't the only member of Congress to skip President Obama's SOTU speech yesterday, implying, perhaps, that he was being singled out unfairly.

KFKA's Oliver Advocates Government Dismantlement but Forgets About It When Gardner Jumps on Board

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.24.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

You'd think she would embrace Gardner's dismantlement position, not deny it. It's not every day that a Congressman jumps on board with dismantlement of a major federal agency.

Denver Radio Fixture Steve Kelley Joins Right-Wing Lineup at KNUS

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.18.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Steve Kelley says his show isn't designed to be political. But he'll "respond to something that's edgy," like an "outrageous comment by Maxine Waters," which was at topic on the air this morning.

Gardner Ready to Shed Department of Transportation

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.11.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Egged on by radio-host Amy Oliver, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) revealed Friday that he favors plans that "would basically turn the Department of Transportation back to the states."

Anti-Abortion Talk-Show Host Takes on Mitt Romney

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.08.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Bob Enyart, a local anti-abortion radio-show host, is planning a national campaign to convince GOP primary and caucus voters of this: "When Mitt Romney says he's a pro-family, pro-life conservative, he is a liar."

Excuse Me Republicans, But How Will You Pay for That?

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Reporter Tim Hoover received House Speaker McNulty's good news about the end of the "tough budget" era, allowing seniors to enjoy a tax break on property taxes. And so he asked McNulty how he'd adjust the state budget to pay for it.

Why Do Some Local TV Stations Have Political Beat Reporters When Most Don't?

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.04.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If you watch local TV news in different cities around the country, and I'm not suggesting you do so, you see that a small number of stations have political beat reporters, but most do not.

Knight Journalism Award Stokes Denver Indie-Media Community

adrienne russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
adrienne russell

The Knight Foundation chose Denver Open Media as one of its blockbuster award winners, adding to media buzz there in the months leading to the Democratic National Convention.