So, yesterday marked five days in a row of student protests here in Denver, culminating in a demonstration by a group of students from an all-girl middle school. As Nichelle Nicols knows, sometimes you’re there just so they have to look at you.
Meanwhile, Phil Anschutz has announced that perhaps he may soon revive the Rocky Mountain News. Denver and the Mountain States used to have two major papers of record, daily and independent. Of course, a lot of cities used to have multiple major newspapers and perhaps in an era of television media, the internet, FaceBook, Twitter, cell phones and text messaging, traditional daily print media might seem outdated. However, there is an argument that newspapers are institutions fundamental to Democracy and freedom of thought, and competition creates an invaluable level of popular and cultural discourse, particularly in a State Capital and Regional Center. One could observe as well that the advent of video and social media do not displace newspapers, but rather shift them into a more deliberative position on the journalistic spectrum. The view is higher resolution on the Information City Street than the Information Superhighway.
And, things coming in threes, a man was found living in the walls (or ceiling?) of a downtown restaurant located in a major hotel. Yeah. OK, I guess the place was booked. Or something.