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How Reporters Can Do a Better Job Representing the Poor

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.26.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Reporters covering the Medicaid debate at the Capitol should read Denver Post opinion writer Megan Schrader's column today and act on it. Schrader: "...

Advocacy journalism is expanding in Colorado. Can you trust it?

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.29.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

While most people were asleep last week, the Colorado Independent's Corey Hutchins reported that Denver Post political reporter John Frank's view, off...

Republicans Go Every Which Way and Both Ways on Trump

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.03.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The story of Trump's impact on Colorado's election is unfolding in front of us in the strangest ways, with Colorado Republicans going every which way ...

Little-Known Race Deserves More of the Spotlight

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.28.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It's great to see a few of our city's big bad news outlets (CPR, Denver Post, Fox 31 Denver, and KMGH-TV Denver 7) finally getting around to covering ...

A Look at the Beef in Colorado's Most Important Election Race

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.25.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In a welcome Denver Post piece Sunday about the most important election contests in Colorado--the under-the-radar races that will likely determine if ...

Regis University To Host Debate-Watch Panels

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.17.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Public affairs TV host Aaron Harber will moderate two debate-watch panels at Regis University Wed., discussing media coverage of the presidential campaign and the Oct. 19 presidential debate.

How A Former Reporter Is Helping Big Oil And Gas Frack The News

The Huffington Post | Paul Thacker | Posted 10.06.2016 | Green

Oil and gas industry officials and regulators looking to influence media coverage of fracking, a controversial method for extracting natural gas, have...

A Newspaper Shouldn't Be a Cheerleader for a Politician

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.27.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

"Good for Mike Coffman." That's the first line of an August Denver Post editorial, and, as it turns out, an excellent summation of the The Post ed...

Laura Woods Opposes Gun Safety Laws

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.09.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In a Facebook post last week, State Sen. Laura Woods referred to Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and his running mate as "gun grabbers...

Fact Check: Gardner Opposes Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.27.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In an editorial this weekend holding out U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner as the model of the way forward for the Republican Party, The Denver Post claimed Gard...

Congressman's Quote About His Marriage Disappears

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.11.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Of all the crazy stories we heard last summer about the GOP efforts to depose Colorado Republican Party Chair Steve House, this snippet from the Washi...

Ballot Fiasco Raises Questions About Keyser's Competency

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.02.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In its report on a Denver judge's decision to allow U.S. Senate candidate Jon Keyser on the Republican primary ballot, after the Secretary of State ha...

More Sadness Added to Depressing Situation at Denver Post

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.30.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Westword's Michael Roberts reported yesterday on The Denver Post's announcement  that it plans to offer buyouts another 26 journalists: If this reduc...

Are Republicans Already Gving Up on Colorado's Senate Race?

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.25.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

After State Sen. Tim Neville was surprisingly knocked out of the Republican battle for the right to take on Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, State...

Denver Post Deceives Subscribers with Stealth Fees

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.21.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The Denver Post is shortening the length of subscriptions with a deceptive tactic, allowing the newspaper to collect more money by forcing subscribers...

Exit interview: Greg Moore Leaves The Denver Post After 14 Years As Editor

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.01.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Greg Moore leaves The Denver Post today after 14 years as editor. Under his leadership, the newspaper won numerous awards, including a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Aurora theater shooting.

Rethinking What It Means to Raise Kids in the Outdoors

Joshua Berman | Posted 03.28.2016 | Travel
Joshua Berman

Wind blasts off the Continental Divide and across the playground, making it almost too cold to play outside in the winter sun -- but not quite. My daughters are nearly oblivious to the crazy gusts as they scream and laugh and run.

Which Poor People Do the Republicans Want to Cut from the Health Care Rolls?

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.11.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If you're a journalist or even a blogger, you love to point out evolving explanations by politicians for taking a political stance. They're usually an indicator that politicians have ulterior motives, which they're struggling to hide by trying to come up with a false explanation that makes sense.

Whose Gold Spoon Is Feeding Nonsense to The Denver Post?

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.09.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The Denver Post is an outfit that likes to think of itself as standing up for everyday people, who rightfully worry about the ways the rich take advantage of tax loopholes to get richer, while most people are left treading water and wishing politicians would stand up for them.

Colorado Republicans Mostly Won't Say What They Think of Trump

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.04.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

At last night's caucuses, local Republicans generally didn't hold preference polls on the presidential race but there were exceptions, like Adams Country, a swing district north of Denver that might possibly serve as a barometer of how Colorado would have gone on the red side.

'Denver Post' Editor Wants Your Questions and Corrections

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.16.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If I were in charge of a newspaper like The Denver Post, as part of my survival strategy, I'd do everything I could to try to explain to readers how much thought and effort goes into producing the news.

The Story Behind the 'Orange Flush'

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.09.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Of all the strange and excessive news coverage of the Denver Broncos, my own favorite article appeared about three weeks ago, revealing that near halftime during Bronco games, so many fans take potty breaks that it appears as if a water main has busted.

Has Coffman Voted to Defund Planned Parenthood Six or Seven Times?

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.13.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If you're a reporter, and you want to be fair to Coffman, do you count his vote last week as number seven? Or does he remain a six-time voter to defund Planned Parenthood?

Newspapers Too Quick to Support Plan for Designing New Election Districts

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.08.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In other words, there's no guarantee that the 12-member commission, equally split among Democrats, Republicans, and independents, would have any real power. Instead, it could all go to the researchers and the judges.

Independent Journalism in Colorado Takes Another Hit

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.12.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Health News Colorado folded last month, after five years of taking shots from both the left and right. But it was praised by the Columbia Journalism Review and others for its detailed reporting, often covering major health-policy developments that were completely overlooked.