Wednesday, May 27, 2009

"Scripps team" did not hope Dean Singleton might die

While the competition in Denver between the Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post was rough and tumble, neither side lost its humanity.

That's why I was stunned to read a claim in a 5280 magazine article about the closing of the Rocky that there was was "a 'hope' among the Scripps team" that Dean Singleton, owner of the Post, might die, clearing the way for them to own the last paper standing in Denver. I was at the helm of the Rocky Mountain News for 11 years and never heard any such sentiment expressed. And I spoke with top Scripps executives and board members repeatedly over the years about the situation in Denver.There was a hope among some of the team (count me among them) that Scripps would be the survivor in Denver (some financial types never saw the prize as worth winning). And there was a belief that Scripps control might be possible given the 50-year term of the JOA and the staying power of the company. But to let someone anonymously ascribe such a desire to a team of executives is journalistically irresponsible. It gives a totally false impression of the dynamic. Sure there was sometimes tension between the two sides. And of course Scripps executives knew that Singleton had health problems. It's no secret to those in the newspaper industry. But the main reason some in Scripps could see a possible way to be the survivor in Denver was that Singleton runs a highly leveraged business and it was believed that at some point he might need or want to exit the market. In the end, Scripps decided it didn't want to be in business anymore in Denver. While that may be a decision worthy of criticism, it's flat-out wrong to give the impression that his business partners actually "hoped" he might die.


  1. While I agree with you that the assertion that Scripps execs hoped for the untimely demise of Dean Singleton was journalistic rubbish, I find it to be a minor note in a story that raises larger, vexing questions. I would rather see you respond to questions about how you reconciled your dual roles as a Scripps exec and final arbiter of editorial content at the Rocky, especially when it came to such Scripps-sensitive material as David Milstead's column. How do you explain your decision to override the widely respected judgment of a reporter and his expert sources in the industry? And how do you respond to those who connect your role as a corporate executive to the decision to raise the bar for David's reporting in that particular case? It's a fair question. Also, although I believe intuitively and through sources within Scripps that you fought for a different outcome, your efforts remain invisible to those of us who raised our voices on behalf of our Rocky. At some point, I'd like to know for sure that we were fighting on the same side. Kim Humphreys

    1. Airhostess Escorts in Mumbai. You don't should be stress over the ailment of the escort. On the off chance that you are stress over the explicitly transmitted sickness, at that point Airhostess Escorts in Delhi guarantee you that you will get restoratively protected escort. They deal with their wellbeing and don't consistently do medicinal tests.
      Despite your needs, needs and wants, call young ladies in this awesome city will make you feel, as though you don't exist in this world, yet are a piece of some other that exists past your creative mind. Being in a tinsel town called Delhi, you are never a long way from beguilement by the intensely hot and shocking Airhostess Escorts in Delhi. At the point when you are with cuties, fatigue won't be a weight for you any longer. You will rather start to feel as though it never existed or was there in your brain in any case.
      We offer our exceedingly capable educated, magnificent, charming and wise escorts for your date, cuddling, visiting and individual minutes where you will be valued and mollified. We guarantee your satisfaction and holding you when you get the hello there profile Russian Airhostess Escorts Delhi. We are the best provider of Independents Escorts in Goa . We believe in nature of our offering and estimation of your money, which you won't get elsewhere. Our Airhostess Escorts in Manali ranges from great Models, airhostess, dumbfounding understudies, and corporate wonders to high society personals.
      Need Delhi call young ladies number for sex with Airhostess Escorts in Mumbai benefit on 24*7 .Call Now.

  2. Thank you for your comment, Kim. I hope you saw my most recent post about the 5280 article. I think it responds to many of your questions. I hope it helps you. As for your final statement/question, I did what I thought was best to help achieve a different outcome, and that was to put out the best newspaper and Web site possible right until the end and to do everything I could to encourage any potential buyer about why the Rocky was worth investing in. I can't imagine anybody thinking I actually wanted the Rocky to close. That's a new one. Why would I want to lose a job and see the paper I had invested 17 years of my life in disappear? Please...

  3. From the concern information regarding the teams notion,Scripps executives knew that Singleton had health problems. It's no secret to those in the newspaper industry.There are many news which are not always right but the air of that news mix very fast because the profile of the authors or big one increases by doing the publicity exclusiveness.I would rather see you respond to questions about how you reconciled your dual roles as a Scripps exec and final arbiter of editorial content and aspects.


  4. On the off chance that an understudy chooses to go for an elected advance, the government will finance or pay the enthusiasm on the credit while the borrower is still in school. In a government credit, the loan cost is generally settled and it will allow the borrower to restrict the sum to be reimbursed month to month in view of his or her profit. payday loans

  5. In any case, educational advances don't should be a weight you pass on well into middle age; joining understudy credits is an incredible way to deal with extra money and make your life less demanding at the same time. payday loans chicago

  6. The decision is essentially then to get an online awful credit advance for understudies. These are offered by private online banks and accompany high financing costs - so ensure you contemplate whether you need to take out such an advance or not. payday loans san-diego

  7. Super website with a great sharing and amazing stories is ur web.. please keep doing what u do now.. thanks to you.
    Agen Bola Resmi

    Bandar bola

    Agen Bola Terpercaya

    Agen Bola Terbesar

    Agen Bola online

    Judi bola

    Berita Bola

    Agen Sbobet

    Agen Ibcbet

  8. Be that as it may, for all that you need to pay a cost, there is sans nothing and obviously you are getting cash without giving any of your claimed ownership's ensures, which is a major thing? This doesn't stop here; you have different advantages too of unsecured advances that can't be

  9. Since the whole people can't be relied upon to be as intelligently solid and great in basic leadership, the advantages accumulated to every borrower may not be the same. Mr. Johnson, for example, would whine of the undeniably high expenses of individual advances. Mr. Smith, then again, finds a similar advance from a similar bank less expensive in light of the right choices that he made on the credit. cash advance chicago

  10. Super website with a great sharing and amazing stories is ur web.. please keep doing what u do now.. thanks to you.
    Agen Bola Resmi
    Bandar bola
    Agen Bola Terpercaya
    Agen Bola Terbesar
    Agen Bola online
    Judi bola
    Berita Bola
    Agen Sbobet
    Agen Ibcbet


  11. The blog or and best that is extremely useful to keep I can share the ideas
    of the future as this is really what I was looking for, I am very comfortable and pleased to come here. Thank you very much.
    tanki online | 2048 game| tanki online game


  12. Thanks for sharing your info. I really appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your further write.
    Thanks for sharing !
    tanki online 2 | 2048 game online

  13. شركة نقل عفش بجدة شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة شركة نقل عفش بالدمام

  14. An honest blog site generally comes-up having completely new in addition to enjoyable facts buying enough examining I've got practical knowledge that it blog site is very include the many excellent of which are eligible some sort of blog site as a beneficial just one. At this point follow-up check cashing Appreciate it intended for pleasant write-up.

  15. Actually outstanding submit as well as the offered fantastic information. I will be thus pleased to learn this informative article. Today just click here payday loans spring-valley Thank you for submit offered fantastic information.

  16. Selamat datang di
    Mari Bergabung Bersama Kami, Tersedia 7 Permainan Dalam 1 User ID:
    - Sakong (New Game).
    - Bandar Poker (New Game).
    - BandarQ (Hot Game).
    - Poker.
    - Domino.
    - Capsa Online.
    - AduQ.

    Apa Saja Kelebihan Bermain Di Wesbsite Berikut Ini Kelebihannya :
    - BONUS REFERAL 10% +10% SEUMUR HIDUP!! Ingat Seumur HIDUP.
    - MIN DEPO IDR 10.000 Dan Prosesnya Super Cepat 1 Menit Selesai.
    - Permainan Bisa Dimainkan Di Smartphone Versi Android Dan Iphone.
    - Win rate 98%.
    - No robot.
    - Fair play 100% player vs player.
    Jadi Jangan Tunggu Lagi? Ayo Segera Bergabung Sebelum Ketinggalan Promonya :)
    Domino QQ
    Texas Poker Indonesia
    Agen Sakong Online
    Agen Capsa Susun
    Agen AduQ
    Agen BandarQ
    Agen Bandar Poker


    Kami Memiliki Promo:
    *Hadiah Bolak-Balik 2D,3D,4D (min pembelian pada line bb 15rb)
    *Bonus New Member Rp. 10.000,-
    *Bonus Setiap Deposit 1% (tanpa batas)
    *Bonus Refferal 1%

    Dengan Diskon & Hadiah Untuk Semua Pasaran:
    *4D : 66% x3000
    *3D : 59% x400
    *2D : 29% x70
    *2DD : 27% x65
    *2DT : 25% x70

    LINE : kapal4d
    WA : +855962200895
    BBM : D8C9D042/D8E09743
    daftar :

    bandar togel
    Agen togel
    togel online
    togel online terpercaya
    buku mimpi togel
    bandar togel terpercaya
    main togel
    link alternative kapal4d

  18. This is really very informative post and great read for me. It’s my first visit to your website and I have found it so useful and informative specially this post. Keep up the good work! Thank you very much for this post. Your valuable Bangladeshi readers will be like SSC Result 2018 of Bangladesh Education Board. All education Board SSC Result 2018 BD available here. Thanks again.

  19. In your blog I was happy to see your article, better than last time, and have made great progress, I am very pleased. I am looking forward to your article will become better and better. Thank you so much for the good article.
    www xiclassadmission gov bd
    HSC Admission Result 2018

  20. Thank you for sharing this information
    Agen Poker Terpercaya

  21. Kapal4D is bandar togel online in Indonesia providing game of numbers shoot for the most popular market in indonesia. Kapal4d Registration provides the best service with customer service who has experience and ready to serve its member main ( main togel ) 24-hour non-stop togel Ease of Transaction supported by 4 Bank of Indonesia (BCA, BNI, BRI Mandiri). KAPAL4D (bandar togel teraman ) ( bandar togel ) By having a user here who play ( togel online ) can gamble togel ( Agen togel )for the Singapore market ( togel singapore ), Sidney ( togel sydney ), Hongkong ( togel hongkong ). Play Togel Online ( Agen togel )Live in Smartphone or wap version where and anytime.

  22. Bandar Togel Terpercaya Adalah bandar togel online di Indonesia menyediakan permainan tembak angka untuk pasaran yang paling diminati di indonesia. Pendaftaran Kapal4d memberikan Pelayanan terbaik dengan customer servis yang sudah berpegalaman dan siap melayani membernya untuk main togel ) 24 jam non-stop Kemudahan Bertransaksi didukung oleh 4 Bank INDONESIA (BCA,BNI, BRI Mandiri). KAPAL4D (bandar judi togel teraman ),(bandar togel teraman ) ,Dengan memiliki user disini yang main togel secara online bisa judi togel untuk pasaran ( togel singapore ),( togel sydney ),( togel hongkong ).( Agen togel ) Langsung di Smartphone maupun versi wap dimana dan kapan saja, Berserta Bonus Promo yang menarik dan referal seumur hidup.

  23. I was just browsing through the internet looking for some information and came across your blog. I am impressed by the information that you have on this blog. It shows how well you understand this subject. Bookmarked this page, will come back for more.
    PSC Result 2018

  24. In the 1990 World Sportscar Championship season, Schumacher won the season finale at the Autdromo Hermanos Rodrguez in a Sauber Mercedes C11, and finished fifth in the drivers' championship despite only driving in three of the nine races. He continued with the team in the 1991 World Sportscar Championship season, winning again at the final race of the season at Autopolis in Japan with a Sauber Mercedes Benz C291, leading to a ninth place finish in the drivers' championship. He also competed at Le Mans during that season, finishing 5th in a car shared with Karl Wendlinger and Fritz Kreutzpointner.

    He goes with his security detail to a nearby office to verify that he has indeed been Ray Ban Sale UK fired. He returns to the area with Cheap Oakley Sunglasses the TVs, by which point dozens of agents have gathered. He thanks them for their service and says he Longchamp Soldes Destockage is proud of their work and Bolsos Michael Kors Baratos dedication.

  25. This is really great info. Thank you so much for share. By the way Bangladesh Education Board Result also available here.
    JSC Result 2018
    JSC Exam Result 2018
    PSC Result 2018 Dhaka Board

  26. I am happy with your article, Fajartoto think your website is pretty good. Many articles are very useful for everyone. I am sure your website will grow in the future. Fajartoto will always support your website, hopefully more advanced. keep the spirit... thanks

    agen togel terpercaya
    togel online
    bandar togel terpercaya
    bandar togel terbaik
    situs togel online
    situs togel terbesar
    agen togel
    prediksi sgp
    syair togel hk

  27. شركة البيوت للخدمات المنزلية أعلى مستويات الأمان لمنزلك
    كرّست شركة البيوت للخدمات المنزلية جهودها لتوفير أعلى مستويات الراحة والأمان في منزلك، والذي يحتاج إلى مزيد من العناية والاهتمام بكثير من التفاصيل ليوفر لقاطنيه مقومات الأمان والرفاهية، ويمنح أفراد الأسرة مزيدا من الشعور بالراحة والسكينة، ويجنبهم مواجهة الكثير من المشاكل المنزلية التي قد يتعرضون لحدوثها.
    شركة نقل عفش بالرياض

    شركة عزل فوم بالرياض

    مكافحة حشرات

    شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالرياض

    شركة نقل اثاث بالرياض

    كشف تسربات المياه

    شركة رش مبيدات بالرياض

    شركة نقل عفش بالرياض

    رش مبيدات

    شركة تخزين عفش بالرياض

    شركة تخزين اثاث بالرياض

    شركة تنظيف منازل بالرياض

    عزل مائي

    شركة عزل فوم بالرياض

    عزل فوم بالرياض

  28. We are available the whole day and night that is 24 hours to make sure you get the best escort service from our company in Guhawati.
    We have the best call girls available now.
    👉Escorts in Guwahati
    👉Female escorts in Guwahati
    👉Escort agency in Guwahati
    👉Guwahati escorts
    👉Guwahati escort
    👉Guwahati escort service
    👉Escort service in Guwahati

  29. your sexual needs. In case you are single and looking for an effective way to fulfil your sexual needs then availing the service of Ghaziabad Escorts is to be the best option for you. You are guaranteed to get such .
    ghaziabad escorts ###
    greater noida escorts ###
    independent call girls indirapuram ###
    independent call girls vaishali ###
    independent call girls crossings republik ###
    noida escorts ###
    ghaziabad escorts ###
    ghaziabad escorts ###

  30. Thus, hire our high-class Independent Escort in Noida, and get fascinated with her class, style and personality. Our girls have high intelligence and maturity. Their natural beauties comprise blue or black eyes.
    Escorts In Gyan Khand ##
    Escorts In Hindon Residential Area ##
    Escorts In Nyay Khand ##
    Escorts In Kavi Nagar ##
    Escorts In Crossings Republik ##
    Escorts In Raj Nagar Extension ##
    Escorts In Sahibabad ##
    Escorts In Mohan Nagar ##
    Escorts In Ahinsa Khand ##

  31. There is noticeably a bundle to know about this. I assume you made certain nice points in features also.

    Visit Site

  32. The charming and attractive youthful Udaipur escort will be available to both the in call and the outcall. Seductive, you can definitely lose your control on my sex body Call / What's App, the time you see me. I'm on board and my hips are certified plane. My relationship organizations are slowly being searched in the city. There are a handful of people you might spot regularly coming to the town of Udaipur to contribute an incredible amount of time to Escort's mind in Udaipur.
    Udaipur escort service
    udaipur female escorts
    call girls service in udaipur
    escort service in udaipur
    udaipur call girls
    udaipur escorts
    escorts in udaipur
    udaipur russian escorts
    udaipur housewife escorts

  33. There is noticeably a bundle to know about this. I assume you made certain nice points in features also.

    Visit Site

  34. I’d have to check with you here. Which is not something I usually do! I enjoy reading a post that will make people think. Also, thanks for allowing me to comment!
    Click Here
    Visit Web