OLD Media Moves

Rocky Mountain News to close; biz journalists lose jobs

February 26, 2009


The Rocky Mountain News, one of the two daily newspapers in Denver, announced Thursday that it will publish its last issue on Friday.

Virtually all of the business news desk will be out of a job after that.

Among those losing their jobs are business editor Rob Reuteman and finance editor David Milstead.

Reuteman has been business editor of the Rocky since 1997. He is serving a second term on the board of governors for the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. He has been an editor at the Rocky since 1983, working previously as city editor, national editor and state/regional editor.

Milstead joined the Rocky in April 2001 from The Wall Street Journal. He covers banking, accounting and corporate finance. Milstead has an economics degree from Oberlin College.

Others losing their jobs are Jane Hoback, assistant editor; Gil Rudawsky, deputy editor; Roger Fillion, high tech, aerospace, and brewing reporter; Joyzelle Davis, retail and health care reporter; Jeff Smith, telecommunications and Internet reporter; John Rebchook, real estate reporter; Chris Walsh, airline reporter; Joanne Kelley, tourism, ski industry, nonprofits and labor reporter; Jamie Paton, finance, economy, sports, mutual funds, and white-collar crime reporter; Marisa Ware, editorial assistant.

Gargi Chakrabarty, energy and mining reporter for the News, has been hired by the Denver Post to cover the same beat.

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