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Denver Post Buyout Update
November 30, 2011, 8:40 am
Filed under: Denver Post

The list of Denver Post employees who have accepted the paper’s buyout offer has started to trickle out is out:

  • Religion reporter (and obituary specialist) Virginia Culver
  • Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Mike Keefe
  • Gossip columnist Bill Husted
  • Managing editor Jeanette Chavez
  • Theater critic John Moore
  • Fina arts critic Kyle MacMillan
  • Librarian Jan Torpy
  • Don Russell
  • Lifestyles reporter Sheba Wheeler
  • Sportswriter Natalie Meisler
  • Senior editorial assistant Pete Names
  • Designer Jackie Feldman
  • Information graphic designer Jonathan Moreno
  • Copy desk chief Joe Hudson
  • Robert Smith
  • Feature design director Jim Carr
  • Denver Newspaper Agency (reprints) Joyce Anderson
  • Photographer John Prieto
  • Reporter Jeff Leib
Update: The Denver Business Journal reports that 19 Denver Post staffers accepted a buyout.

Update II: Michael Roberts at Westword has the complete list of the 19 staffers who are leaving, and offers some perspective on what their departures might mean for the Post.

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You can add Bill Husted to the list as well – he confirmed via Facebook last week.

Comment by Jordan Blakesley

As a recovery newspaper guy (never in Colorado but seemingly everywhere else), I can’t say I’m shocked to see The Denver Post dying on the vine. Singleton closed my hometown paper (also called The Post) and he’s slowly closing the one in my adopted hometown. Selling fewer copies? His answer – give the readers less. The Post was virtually unreadable…it now becomes even less compelling. The Rocky was worse. Put it out of it’s misery and let’s start over the right way – certainly without Singleton.

Comment by bryantp

When I attended the Poynter Institute some years ago, then-director Valerie Hyman told us as journalists “You are essential to Democracy.”

I’m not sure exactly what direction the Post is headed, but I do wish these folks happy trails. So many have experience here in the market measured both in significant time and accomplishment.

The bigger picture however is the loss of that experience and perspective, regardless of their role at the paper.

Comment by Brian Olson Conversation Starters Public Relations

Looking forward to learning more about the Post’s plans for Denver and Colorado arts and culture coverage with both John Moore and Kyle MacMillan departing the paper. Their insightful coverage will definitely be missed!

Comment by Kristy Bassuener




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