Denver PR Blog


Newspaper Update, Sponsored by Zoloft
July 16, 2008, 9:00 pm
Filed under: Layoffs, Newspapers

Let’s see:

  • USA Today saw ad sales decline 27 percent in June, and its (and 9News’) parent company Gannett Co. said second-quarter profit declined 36 percent.
  • The Wall Street Journal announced today that it will eliminate 50 editorial positions.
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution disclosed it will cut its staff by nearly 200 jobs, or about 8 percent of its work force.
  • Newsweek’s president and worldwide publisher is jumping ship this fall.
  • The Santa Rosa (Calif.) Press Democrat announced today it will lay off 5 percent of its work force, or 17 full-time positions, “to reduce costs in response to sharp declines in advertising revenue.”


DNC Homeless Scavenger Hunt
July 16, 2008, 12:49 pm
Filed under: Democratic National Convention, Linhart

To fight Denver’s plan to hide its homeless in movie theaters and museums during the DNC, we are starting a collection to purchase and hide bottles of Boone’s Farm throughout Downtown Denver and the Pepsi Center during the convention. To contribute, send a check or money order to:

DNC Homeless Scavenger Hunt
c/o Sharon Linhart
1514 Curtis Street, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80202



NFL’s Packers Hire Sankey
July 16, 2008, 8:12 am
Filed under: PR Moves, Qwest

Former Qwest EVP of Marketing and Communications Laura Sankey has been named Senior VP of Marketing and Sales for the NFL’s Green Bay Packers.



Top 30 News Web Sites for June 2008
July 16, 2008, 8:01 am
Filed under: Internet, Newspapers

From Nielsen Online by way of Editor & Publisher:

Brand or Channel — June ’08 Unique Audience (000) — June ’07 Unique Audience 

1. MSNBC Digital Network — 37,644 — 27,434
2. Yahoo! News — 34,992 — 32,293
3. CNN Digital Network — 33,417 — 28,321
4. AOL News — 22,081 — 21,938
5. NYTimes.com — 17,650 — 12,535

6. Tribune Newspapers — 15,059 — 12,038
7. Gannett Newspapers and Newspaper Division — 12,405 — 12,279
8. ABCNEWS Digital Network — 11,556 — 10,852
9. Google News — 10,543 — 9,195
10. Fox News Digital Network — 10,471 — 8,192

11. McClatchy Newspaper Network — 9,849 — 7,708
12. USATODAY.com — 9,626 — 8,592
13. washingtonpost.com — 9,062 — 8,181
14. CBS News Digital Network — 8,561 — 8,682
15. WorldNow — 7,957 — 6,963

16. MediaNews Group Newspapers — 7,442 — 7,384
17. Hearst Newspapers Digital — 7,372 — 8,624
18. Advance Internet — 7,107 — 5,761
19. Slate — 6,751 — 3,302
20. IB Websites — 6,079 — 5,351

21. BBC News — 5,944 — 5,733
22. Topix — 5,914 — 5,765
23. Boston.com — 5,226 — 4,254
24. Cox Newspapers — 5,122 — 4,835
25. Gannett Broadcasting — 4,806 — 4,241

26. New York Post Holdings — 4,617 — 3,057
27. Guardian.co.uk — 4,405 — 2,455
28. NPR — 4,300 — 3,121
29. TheHuffingtonPost.com — 4,042 — 1,267
30. Daily News Online Edition — 3,803 — 1,821