Reporter’s work absent from Denver Post due to end of grant

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Art Kane.

Art Kane.

A Kaiser-Family-Foundation grant to The Denver Post has ended, explaining the recent disappearance of Denver Post articles by freelance reporter Art Kane, whose work at The Post was funded by the Kaiser grant.

"The grant has ended, and that's why we haven't run any stories by him in awhile," said Greg Griffin, an editor at The Post, when asked about the disappearance of Kane's work.

Back in March, Post Editor Greg Moore told me the Kaiser Family Foundation provided The Post with an undisclosed amount of grant money to supplement the newspaper's coverage of health care, specifically of issues related to universal health coverage.

The Post described this project as a "partnership with Kaiser Health News, an editorially independent program of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation."

Under the terms of the Kaiser grant, The Post retained full editorial control of its health-care coverage, but content produced with Kaiser support had to be posted on the Kaiser Health News website, according to Moore.

Kane, a well-known Denver journalist, was hired on a contract to write health-related stories during the grant period.

Kane did not return a call seeking comment.


3 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. itlduso says:

    Good riddance.  Initially, the Denver Post didn't even provide an attribution re: Kane — just called his reports "Special to the Denver Post".  Assholes.

    Thanks, Jason, for your reporting on this "reporter".

  2. BlueCatBlueCat says:

    As good an excuse as any for dropping this hack's crap.

  3. DavieDavie says:

    Maybe, like Karen Crummy, he'll find a PR flack job for some right-wing insurance company (Crummy got a gig with O&G)

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