‘Sobs, gasps, expletives’ follow news of the latest Denver Post layoffs on Wednesday. The newsroom will fall below 70 positions: a startling drop from a time not much more than a decade ago when the Post and its rival, the Rocky Mountain News, together had more than 600 journalists.
This week, Denver Post staffers rallied around their paper’s new $11.99-per-month paywall, optimistic that the move might bring more resources to a beleaguered Post newsroom. But the paywall goes up at a rocky time for Colorado’s largest newspaper, in which layoffs, an impending move, and the sudden resignation of its publisher have left some at the paper feeling destabilized.
The social network is becoming a useful tool for journalists who need to provide quick, 15-second video updates to viewers on what’s going on at the scene.
For 10 months, a team of reporters from Gannett-owned NBC affiliate KUSA and Digital First Media-owned Denver Post worked side-by-side on a project that took advantage of both news organization’s journalistic and digital strengths.