The Press: Time to Pause

Only six months ago, the Denver Post moved into its new $6,000,000 plant as part of a big expansion plan. Already the dominant daily in the Rocky Mountains, the fast-growing Post (circ. 226,866) hoped to boost circulation, profits (more than $1,000,000 last year) and advertising still more. Circulation and advertising climbed, but expenses climbed faster. Last week Editor & Publisher Edwin Palmer Hoyt decided to pull in his horns. Said Hoyt: "We've decided it is time to pause, recapitulate and prepare to recommence."

For Post staffers, the pause was less than refreshing. Back to rewrite went Roving Reporter Robert W. ("Fearless") Fenwick....