Denver PR Blog

9News’ Lucas Bids Farewell After 32 Years
March 10, 2009, 4:47 pm
Filed under: Journalism Moves, KUSA

We noted a couple of weeks ago that anchor/reporter Ward Lucas had decided to retire rather than accept another contract from 9News, but it was overshadowed that day by Scripps’ announcement that it would close the Rocky. Today, Joanne Ostrow at the Denver Post provides the details behind Ward’s decision.

PRSA Event: Protecting Brand Reputations
March 10, 2009, 10:02 am
Filed under: Events, Linhart, PRSA

PRSA Colorado is a hosting a March 18 lunch event/panel discussion that will examine how public relations has played a prominent role in trying to minimize the loss in consumer confidence during the recent financial and peanut-recall turmoils. Linhart’s Paul Raab will moderate, and the panelists are GolinHarris’ Mitch Head (who works with the U.S. Peanut Board) and Charles Schwab’s Sarah Bulgatz.

More information/registration is available here.

Metzger Wins ION Engineering
March 10, 2009, 9:53 am
Filed under: Metzger, Wins

Metzger Associates has landed ION Engineering as a client. Metzger will “develop industry positioning strategies and conduct a national public and investor relations program” for the company.

Dear Mr. Singleton …
March 10, 2009, 9:50 am
Filed under: Denver Post, Johnston Wells

JohnstonWells founder Gwin Johnston is using her new-found free time to pen a series of open letters to Denver media figures. The first one is an ode to Denver Post publisher Dean Singleton, and I can’t wait for the others.

10 Newspapers that Will Fold or Go Digital
March 10, 2009, 9:45 am
Filed under: Economic News, Layoffs, Newspapers

Fresh on the heels of the Rocky’s shutdown, Time Magazine offers its Top 10 List of Newspapers That Will Fold or Go Digital-Only (fortunately, the Denver Post is not one of them).

(Hat Tip: The Denver Egotist)