Mike Littwin's layoff at the Denver Post: What's it mean for editorial page balance?

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Genie Enders
Genie Enders

Mike Litwin's layoff from The Denver Post! What a blow for free, honest (and, yes, blunt) expression!  Genie Enders, Eveergreen

Mencken30
Mencken30

Blame Denver/Colorado residents....Fewer and fewer people--especially the young--want to pay for the news; they want it free on the Internet, and are, like, blissfully oblivious to the terrible consequences. So were left with a bunch of blogging amateurs as "journalists," while real writers with expertise and experience get laid off. Who's going to be doing the investigative reporting and hard journalism? Practically no one. The local TV stations lead their newscasts with stories about cats stuck in trees and dumb, happy-talk anchors getting bit in the face by dogs.

Meanwhile, the once-decent Denver Post has been emaciated and gutted, reduced to bare-bones wire services and a bloated sports section with overpaid columnists like Woody Paige that cover the mediocre Broncos 24/7, far more than national or world news. The so-called arts section has also been wrecked, and now mostly caters to readers who are mainly interested in power work-outs, hip restaurants and the latest recipes.

If we're going to to save newspapers and the professional journalism in general, we need to get them out of the hands of greedy, bottom-line corporations and into the hands of non-profits, perhaps using the model of public radio and television. In the meantime, folks, why don't you try paying for the news, instead of just mooching off the Internet?

Derecat
Derecat

What the Post needs are strong, independent journalists, not lackeys for the left or the right. Where are the Tim Russert's?

falafizzle
falafizzle

Let me get this straight - they lay off Littwinand keep rosen?

We may end up with NEITHER of the original Denver newspapers soon.

MargieH
MargieH

I too am very sorry to see Mike Littwin's column disappear. There isn't much in the Post that warrants a read and having the balance Mike supplied gone, I'm really disappointed. A very poor decision by the Post staff. My best to Mike.M. Hartman

Jilla16
Jilla16

The loss of Mike Littwin contributes to the dumbing-down of the Denver Post. The new version of the paper is SO boring. I flip through it, but there's not much to read anymore. Sad.

Ybobbie
Ybobbie

We are very dismayed that the Post has laid-off our favorite columnist, Mike Littwin. We believe that the Post will be less balanced and definitely much more boring to read.We wish Mike luck as he moves forward.  We will greatly miss his columns!!!

Bolde2416
Bolde2416

We are so disgusted with the post that we canceled our subsciption

Thomjw
Thomjw

I am so elated that I called the Post and subscribed.

One_of_the_Bitter_Clingers
One_of_the_Bitter_Clingers

 I canceled all 3 of my subscriptions to the Denver Post long before they fired Littwin and have NO intention of EVER renewing them...the Denver Post and Dean Singleton are a disgrace to Colorado.

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