OLD Media Moves

Former Rocky finance editor to join Toronto paper

September 22, 2009

David Milstead, the former finance editor of the now-defunct Rocky Mountain News, has accepted a job with the Globe and Mail, Canada’s Toronto-based national newspaper, as a reporter in its Report On Business section.

He’ll be covering specialty finance, but without the column he had at the Rocky.

In a note to friends and former co-workers, Milstead wrote, “I consider myself fortunate to find a full-time job with benefits with an excellent newspaper that has a serious commitment to business journalism. The Report On Business has about three dozen reporters; the day I interviewed, it was 20 broadsheet pages. All told, the Globe and Mail has more than 300 newsroom employees and circulates about 330,000 copies a day.

“My first day will be Nov. 2.

“I believed from the beginning that I would face the choice of leaving journalism or leaving Denver, and thought it more likely I’d leave journalism. I had prepared myself for that possibility, and am somewhat shocked to be heading right back into the newspaper business.”

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