The newspaper took the unusual step of using its pages to publicly excoriate its out-of-town owner on Sunday. A civic group wants to return the paper to local ownership.
Newsroom morale may have sunk with cutbacks and leadership departures at Digital First’s flagship Denver Post, but Reid Wicoff, its digital chief, says its struggles are inspiring innovation. Video — via its nascent DPTV effort — has been a boon, he tells NetNewsCheck Editor Michael Depp, and so has its pot vertical, The Cannabist. In an exclusive interview, he says digital now accounts for almost a third of the paper’s overall revenue.
Molly Hughes, former KCNC Denver anchor, has been named director of the soon to be expanded Denver Post TV. The appointment is being made at a time when “video has become a major platform for us, both in reader engagement and revenue,” Denver Post Editor Greg Moore said Monday.