The Media War for the I-70 Corridor

Article by Allen Best

Regional Media – February 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine

IT HAD BEEN SHAPING UP as a classic newspaper war, but with a peculiar twist. Living far away, the protagonists were two families, but the battleground was in Colorado, where their warriors were vying for the proliferating riches of the I-70 corridor.

On one side was Morris Communications. Based in Atlanta, this family-owned company owns 40 newspapers, 31 radio stations, and 20 magazines, as well as billboards and other assorted media. Arriving in Colorado’s high country in 1994, Morris first bought a daily, the Glenwood Post, then weeklies in Rifle and Carbondale, followed by Eagle, Snowmass, and Basalt.

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Getting Globalized

Column by George Sibley

Regional Media – February 2001 – Colorado Central Magazine

IN THE ABSTRACT, there’s something attractive about the idea of “globalization” — all the nations and peoples of the world interconnected in a big happy “village,” everybody exchanging goods, services, and information, freely, with no concern for antiquated old borders.

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