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Fate of Rocky Mountain News to be announced

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by MileHigh, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Still the most stunning thread in the history of this board.
  2. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    No kidding, right?
  3. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Still love the days of the newspaper war in Denver. I'll never forget going to a Carl's Jr. in 2000 on a Saturday in Denver, putting a quarter in a Rocky machine and reaching for a paper... and it had to be about 200 pages. I was like "This is a Saturday edition???"
  4. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    I'd have to check dates, but in 2000, the Saturday Rocky was its Sunday edition. They didn't print on Sundays and the Post didn't print on Saturdays.
  5. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    I thought the JOA didn't go into effect until 2001 with those combined editions. MileHigh would definitely know and I'll look as well. All I remember is those papers were huge back then.
  6. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Yup, the JOA didn't go into effect until 2001. It was announced in May 2000 and approved by the feds in January 2001 and went into effect on Jan. 22, 2001.
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    One former Rocky journalist has gone on to bigger things: nyti.ms/1EaWXcD
  8. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    Yeah, but has he ever had to design the sports section while talking prep calls?
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Haha, no kidding.

    Meanwhile, we just hit the sixth anniversary last week. Sigh.

    On a sad note, we've got a former copy editor and all-around great guy battling cancer -- and it's not looking good. A former staffer has been keeping us up to date on his condition via Facebook. He's fighting it like only he can and the spirit is incredible, so the good thoughts and prayers are welcomed.
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  10. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    He worked in circulation. Correction at the end of the story.
  11. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    There's always some strange dudes in Circulation.

    So it's not just, you know ... our newsrooms.
  12. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    At the end of the month, it will be 10 years since the closure. Crazy.

    Editor/publisher John Temple gives a deep dive into what led to the Rocky crumbling, why a potential owner couldn't come in to the rescue, the current state of the Post and newspapers overall.

    John Temple's Insider Look at the Death of the Rocky Mountain News
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