Rocky Mountain News editor won’t stay with Scripps |

Rocky Mountain News editor won’t stay with Scripps

Associated Press
Denver, CO Colorado

DENVER, Colorado ” Former Rocky Mountain News Editor John Temple says he won’t stay on with The E.W. Scripps Co., which closed down the nearly 150-year-old newspaper last week.

Temple said Monday his parting is amicable and that Scripps “treated me unbelievably well.”

The News published its last edition Friday. Scripps said the newspaper had lost $16 million last year and no viable buyer could be found.

Temple says he hasn’t decided what he will do next, but he’ll stay in journalism. He says his next job could be a leadership role in print, online or broadcast journalism, or he could teach, or he could get involved in content origination.

The demise of the News leaves The Denver Post as the only major daily newspaper in Denver.

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