What's Next in a World Without the Rocky?

February 27 2009, 9:53 AM

A small fraction of the Rocky Mountain News' newsroom employees will have jobs at The Denver Post, including recognizable names like columnists Mike Littwin, Tina Griego, and Penny Parker. Lynn Bartels, a "workhorse" reporter who covers state government, will also move to the Post, as Westword writes. As for the Post's advertisers, they won't see rates go up as a result of the Rocky's demise, but Rocky subscribers will now receive the Post, "apparently whether they want it or not," writes 5280 publisher Daniel Brogan. The Post confirms, via a Q&A on its website , that it will again print a Saturday edition, beginning tomorrow. Meanwhile, the Denver Newspaper Agency, which ran business operations for the Post and Rocky, is renegotiating the terms of a four-year-old $150 million loan used to build a new printing facility, according to the Denver Business Journal. Denver-based MediaNews Group, the company that owns the Post and a slew of other papers, will take full ownership of Boulder's Daily Camera, once fully owned by E.W. Scripps Co., which owns the Rocky.