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It’s not easy to subscribe to the Gazette

Monday, January 11, 2010

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If you’ve ever considered subscribing to the Gazette, now’s the time … maybe. My subscription ended on New Year’s Eve, since I had ignored several missives advising me to re-up or no longer get the G tossed on the porch every morning. Tried to renew online – no luck, since the site wanted my “subscription […]

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Gazette’s FreshInk gets less ink – like most newspapers these days

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

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The Gazette has abandoned its ambitious plans to publish its FreshInk as a four-day per week free tabloid newspaper and instead has relegated it to a once-a-week insert. FreshInk, launched during April of this year, was the brainchild of Gazette publisher Steve Pope, who reportedly told his staff at the time that FreshInk was intended […]

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WSJ blogs about Hoiles, Freedom

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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Peg Brickley’s blog on the Wall Street Journal’s Web site might be of interest to Colorado Springs residents. Titled “Bankruptcy Beat,” it’s devoted to Springs resident Tim Hoiles, who reportedly cashed out his 8.6 percent stake in the family business, Freedom Communications, which owns the Gazette, for a cool $142 million. He’s sitting pretty – and that’s […]

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No joy in Gazette layoffs

Monday, November 16, 2009

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It was dismaying to read some of the vengeful comments on the Gazette’s Web site this morning, as readers reacted to a news story published Friday about yet more layoffs at the daily. The trolls were out in force, leveling all sorts of bitter criticisms at the paper. They attacked its editorial philosophy, its inherent […]

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Freedom bankruptcy may cause local FCC problem

Monday, September 21, 2009

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Here’s yet another twist in the convoluted saga of the bankruptcy filing of the Gazette’s parent, Freedom Communications. In the palmy days of yore, JP Morgan Chase, Freedom’s largest secured creditor, apparently had an insatiable appetite for short-term debt issued by now-forlorn media titans.  The bank is also the lead secured creditor of two other […]

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Bankrupt Gazette parent to sell Arizona newspapers

Friday, September 18, 2009

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As I speculated, the Gazette’s bankrupt parent company, Freedom Communications, has begun the process of shedding assets. The East Valley Tribune reported yesterday: “Freedom Communications, parent company of the East Valley Tribune, has asked a bankruptcy court judge to allow the company to hire a broker in order to pursue the possible sale of the […]

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Freedom to sell off properties?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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Our sister publication, the Arizona Capitol Times, reported yesterday that just prior to declaring bankruptcy, Freedom Communications made a last-ditch effort to sell most, or all, of their Arizona pubs to a group of local investors. As Matt Bunk reported, “It’s not clear whether any agreement is under consideration now – there was a deadline […]

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Freedom’s just another word…

Monday, August 31, 2009

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 For nothin’ left to lose. Yesterday afternoon, at 3:29 PM, the Wall Street Journal reported that Freedom Communications, the parent company of the Colorado Springs Gazette, would file for bankruptcy this week. How did I know the precise time that the WSJ reported the story?  Because the Google alert, sent within microseconds of the WSJ […]

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Bruce rings bell, media salivates

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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(Editor’s note: This posting has been revised and corrected. See below) At 10 a.m. on Monday, we, in common with other local media, got a phone call from the ol’ taxcutter himself, Doug Bruce.  He invited us to attend a press conference in an hour’s time, to be held on the steps of city hall. […]

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Dave Philipps’ great Gazette story

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

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If you missed Dave Philipps’ superb two-part series in the Gazette, “Casualties of War,” go to the daily’s Web site and read it. It’s a thoughtful, carefully researched, and beautifully written account of the violent and terrible lives of soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, part of the Fort Carson-based 4th Brigade Combat Team. Many […]

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