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Columbine and the End of Journalism Part VII: The Good Stuff

Jeff Kass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeff Kass

Some reporters got it right on the ten-year anniversary of the Columbine shootings. The AP was among the first to signal the coming of the anniversary with a review of three new books.

"Rocky Mountain High" Medical Marijuana in Danger

Robert J. Corry, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Robert J. Corry, Jr.

With an estimated 100,000 patients now legally authorized to use marijuana, a handful of lawmakers are threatening a transparent dispensary system.

Will Journalists Ask McInnis Why He Thinks He'd Take "Beating" If Releases Tax Info

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

McInnis' KCOL interview April 15 is a case study in how talk radio hosts can let us down, apparently in the interest of soothing a public figure.

GAME CHANGER? Poll Has Local, National Media Coalescing Around Ken Buck As Favorite In GOP Senate Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A SurveyUSA poll commissioned by the Denver Post and 9News is changing public perceptions of the Colorado Senate race both within the state and throug...

Post Exposes Hidden History of GOP Donor

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The Post should be congratulated for noting that Fred Vierra is a "regular contributor to Republicans."

Columbine and the End of Journalism: A Daily Blog Series, Part IV

Jeff Kass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeff Kass

I previously discussed Newsweek's coverage of Columbine's ten-year anniversary. But they were not the only ones who wrote as if they were unaware of the twists and turns in the Columbine story.

Hypocritcal Talk Radio Hosts Trash Journalism at Their Own Peril

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

if you listen for more than a few minutes to a conservative talk show, you inevitably hear the host slamming journalism, not just The Denver Post or a specific story, but journalism in general.

Reporters Should Quote McInnis Statement That His $300K Hasan Fellowship Was "Sweet"

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Reporters have yet to interview Scott McInnis directly about his two-year, $300,000 fellowship from the Hasan Family Foundation.

Foundation Paid McInnis $300,000 to Write and Speak, Not $150,000; 12 Water Articles Released

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Over the weekend, The Hasan Family Foundation posted a series of articles on its website called "Musings on Water." Guess who's listed as the author? Yup, Scott McInnis.

Reporters Should Query Major GOP Candidates on Proposed Education Cuts

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Reporters should clarify Scott McInnis' position on education cuts. Asked if there were any "Colorado boards" he would eliminate, McInnis replied, "You could look at the Department of Education."

Drilling the Gulf to Save It?

Jeremy Nichols | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeremy Nichols

It's a sad day when Colorado's most visible opinion leader calls for more drilling as the solution to the most disastrous oil spill in U.S. history.

The Gloating Hour: We Win at Life! And Trivia

Erin Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Erin Barnes

If you haven't been privy to our insufferable Facebook status updates recently, it will come as (unsurprising) news that we won the Geeks Who Drink Westword Music Knowcase.

Germany-Australia World Cup Headline Evokes Germany's Checkered History

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

One of the most exciting aspects of the FIFA World Cup is the sense of history and nationalism the event invokes. What better venue for historic riva...

Columbine and the End of Journalism: Part VIII, More Good Stuff

Jeff Kass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jeff Kass

Another clear-headed review of the Columbine shootings on the ten-year mark came from Vincent Carroll, the former Rocky Mountain News editorial page editor.

McInnis Says He's OK With Flip-Flopping Politicians, But Talk Show Host Lets It Slide

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Some say I'm beating my head against a church wall when I ask social conservative talk-show hosts to act more like journalists and ask tough questions of conservative candidates.

From Norton's mouth to a reporter's ears

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

After 23 quoteless weeks,The Denver Post ran a direct quotation from Jane Norton today.

The GOP Is for Lovers

Jessica Peck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jessica Peck

Many Republicans can and do support gay rights without believing that expanding government intervention or mandates into our personal lives is the most effective way to fight discrimination.

Does Defeating Marilyn Musgrave Give Betsy Markey the Okay to Vote "No" on Health Care Reform?

Anne Z. Boxer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Anne Z. Boxer

A few days ago, I was tempted to contact anyone who would listen to put pressure on Markey. Then I remembered that without Betsy Markey I would still be cringing at Marilyn Musgrave.

Where Are McInnis' Writings About Colorado Water Issues?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

What did Scott McInnis write during his $150,000 fellowship with the Hasan Family Foundation?

LA Mayor Travels to DC; Good News for Denver?

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
John Petro

For those of you in Denver worried about the future of FasTracks, I've got good news: Los Angeles' mayor Antonio Villaraigosa just took a trip to Washington, DC.

Walking Over the Edge

Julie Lucas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Julie Lucas

For the Denver Press Club's Annual Damon Runyon Award, political satirist P.J. O'Rourke is this year's honoree and guest speaker.

Video Double-Whammy: The New Swayback and Eric Peterson on the Wheel!

Erin Barnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Erin Barnes

Today was a good day for stumbling upon great videos about Denver bands.

MediaNews's Bankruptcy Plan Approved

AP | MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SAN FRANCISCO — A bankruptcy judge approved Affiliated Media Inc.'s reorganization plan Thursday and freed the publisher of the San Jose Mercury...

Newspaper Delivery a Daily Luxury

EllynAnne Geisel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
EllynAnne Geisel

I get it that we could read both papers online and save money and reduce our carbon footprints, but to relinquish the subscriptions for the ecological and financial good just isn't a consideration.

$250,000 A Year Is Not Middle Class Anywhere In America

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Media voices perpetuate these myths of the impoverished wealthy, in part, because many media voices are themselves wealthy -- and there's no more powerful class solidarity than that which exists among the rich.