Several weeks ago, Corey Hutchins broke the news that The Denver Post was scrambling its beats, and today he offered an update on the moves:
- Elizabeth Hernandez moves from higher education to the new millennial/younger readers beat
- Conrad Swanson moves from the Denver City Hall beat to the environment beat
- Joe Rubino moves from real estate/tech/consumer news to the Denver City Hall beat
- Jessica Seaman moves from the healthcare beat to K-12 education
- Bruce Finley moves from the environment beat to higher education
- Meg Wingerter moves from K-12 education to healthcare
Not everyone was thrilled with the changes that were reportedly a surprise to many of those affected. For example, Justin Wingerter, who was moved off of federal politics and assigned to the business desk, instead has chosen to leave the Post.
It seems curious to lose the relationships and institutional knowledge that accompany changes like these, but as SE2’s Eric Anderson, a journalism veteran himself, noted, sometimes beat changes can allow reporters to see things with fresh eyes. And, cynically, it saved the Post at least one future buyout.