Reader: What's the point of the Denver Post even publishing a print edition anymore?

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Last week, we published an item about Broncos newspaper fails, in which we highlighted editions of the Denver Post whose early deadlines meant ballyhooing six touchdown passes by Peyton Manning in the NFL season opener when he actually threw seven. The piece raised temperatures among plenty of readers, including this one.

C.J. writes:

That's ridiculous. The game ended before 11 p.m. It's clear the paper cleared at about 10:30 p.m. That's a joke. The No. 1 generator of news and traffic for the Post is the Broncos. It's not even close. And certainly a Broncos opener. At home. In a rematch against the Ravens. On national TV. And throw in a historic night for Peyton Manning and this snapshot in history makes the Post look like a bunch of bumbling idiots.

Deadlines get extended all the time for breaking news. You hold the paper and get the final score in and the correct number of touchdown passes. It's not like the game ended close to 2 a.m., like it did for the Columbus Dispatch, which at least had the final score AND seven touchdown passes.

At this rate, what's the point of the Post publishing a print product anymore if they can't get something as basic as a final score of a Broncos game and the correct number of touchdown passes? Since the name of the company is Digital First, just make it Digital Only and stop putting out a print product that is cheap, lazy, inadequate and irrelevant.

Oh, and the Boulder Daily Camera, which shares content with the Post, got the final score in its print edition AND the right number of touchdown passes.

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lksdjf
lksdjf

C.J. sounds like a winner


Clayton Capra
Clayton Capra

I think he needs more to round out his day. Look online if you need up to the second coverage.

Sylvia Lobato
Sylvia Lobato

I DO NOT agree. Press times DO sometimes skew the news, but it's still good to read.

RustyShackleford
RustyShackleford

I don't think even digital-only can save the Post - it needs to stop publishing altogether.

That way, maybe a real news organization might come in and take its place...

revelinitfb
revelinitfb

Newspaper is a dead medium, and the Denver Post has NEVER been a very good example of Journalism or a morning paper.  It's a waste of trees and a waste of money for it's subscribers.  Read your headlines online like NORMAL people.  The Post is just going through the last spasms before it's final demise.  Time for the Post to enter the history books.

Josh Graham
Josh Graham

The entire sports page is a waste, pretty much know the results to everything the night before, then get the paper the next morning and they don't have any finals

Nathan Campbell
Nathan Campbell

The Post sucks, has for years, it's not news to me. But I agree.

Joedrinton
Joedrinton

@Nathan Campbell Yeah, those Pulitzer Prizes the Post keeps winning - real sucky!

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