The New York Times’ Sunday Travel section features “36 Hours in Denver.” And it isn’t exactly pretty. Among the highlights: the Mile High Flea Market, The Fort (“a 1960s rendition of the Alamo”), the new Ritz-Carlton (“sort of looks like the Embassy Suites it replaced, and it’s across from a Greyhound station”) and, of course, Molly Brown’s house.
Crocs laid off 75 employees today, which represents about 4 percent of its workforce. Crocs said the majority of the layoffs were in Colorado.
MediaNews CEO Dean “Shut the F&%@ Up, We’re Doing Fine” Singleton disclosed that the media company has sold the Connecticut Post and seven weekly newspapers to Hearst in an effort to “manage its balance sheet.” Singleton dismissed the move as business as usual (“This is not our first rodeo”), and insiders are speculating whether this is the first of several deals that will bring Hearst and MediaNews much closer together.
The only remaining question is whether Singleton will make Aldo Svaldi write an article tomorrow about what a shrewd move it is.
UPDATE: Aldo Svaldi’s article is here. Interestingly, Singleton says the biggest threat to newspapers isn’t the Internet, but rather an “old-fashioned recession” that is hurting ad revenues.
What’s better: print or online coverage? A survey from London-based PR firm Parker Wayne & Kent finds that 53 percent of PR people say print. Details are here.
Today is the last day to nominate your agency for the Denver Business Journal’s fifth annual “Best Places to Work” award.