The Denver Post

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The Denver Post is a daily newspaper and online website published in Denver, Colorado. It ranks in the top 50 largest-circulation newspapers in the country, with an average weekday circulation of 254,058.[1] DenverPost.com receives more than two million visitors each month.

The parent company of The Denver Post is MediaNews Group Inc., founded in 1983 by William Dean Singleton and Richard Scudder, MediaNews is today one of the nation's largest newspaper chains, publisher of 61 daily newspapers and more than 120 non-daily publications in 13 states. MediaNews bought The Denver Post from the Times Mirror Co. on Dec. 1, 1987.

Initiative coverage

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Executives

Denver Post publisher William Dean Singleton is vice-chairman and CEO of MediaNews Group, Inc. He founded the company in 1983 with Richard Scudder. MediaNews Group is the nation's fourth largest newspaper company and the largest privately held newspaper concern.

Since 1989, editors of the Post have included Robert W. Ritter, F. Gilman Spencer, Neil Westergaard, Dennis A. Britton and Glenn Guzzo. The current editor, since 2002, is Gregory L. Moore.[1][2]

Joint Operating Agreement

In 2000, the parent companies of The Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News announced an agreement to combine their business operations. In January, 2001, the plan was approved by the U.S. Justice Department. MediaNews and E.W. Scripps, parent company of the Rocky Mountain News, entered into the joint operating agreement (JOA), creating the Denver Newspaper Agency, which combined the business operations of the newspapers. The newsrooms of The Denver Post and its rival remain independent.

Under the agreement, the newsrooms of the two newspapers agreed to publish separate morning editions Monday through Friday, with The Post retaining a broadsheet format and The News using a tabloid format. On weekends, they publish a joint broadsheet newspaper on Saturday, produced by the News staff, and a broadsheet on Sunday, produced by The Post staff. Both newspapers' editorial pages appear in both weekend papers.

References

  1. New York Times (1989-12-01) Denver Post Picks New Editor
  2. Editor & Publisher (2002-11-21) Greg Moore's Plans For 'The Denver Post' , http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1765561

[1] http://www.burrellesluce.com/top100/2007_Top_100List.pdf as of 3/31/07 [2] History of Denver, by Jerome C. Smiley, 1901, page 672. [3] Voice of Empire A Centennial Sketch of The Denver Post, by William H. Hornby, page 8. [4] www.medianewsgroup.com

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