Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Denver Post considering a free daily

Media News chairman Dean Singleton, owner of the Denver Post, appears ready to launch a free daily to compliment his paid paper. The Post is part of a joint operating agreement with the Rocky Mountain News, which allows the two papers to combine resources with the blessing of the U.S. Justice Department's antitrust division. Singleton got the division's approval to print a free daily in December 2005. Amy Bryer of the Denver Business Journal writes that the Post's move might be a pre-emptive strike against Phil Anschutz, the Denver railroad and oil billionaire, who has bought or started free dailies in San Francisco and Washington, D.C.