Denver Post has announced the appointment of entertainment editor and music critic Ricardo Baca as its first marijuana editor as Colorado braces for the legalization of recreational marijuana in the new year.
News Director Kevin Dale provided details in a memo to the newsroom on Tuesday:
I’m happy to announce that Ricardo Baca has been appointed the editor of the marijuana website we are building. In this new role, Ricardo will be responsible for building the community and engagement around the site much like he did with Reverb in its early days. Ricardo will be working with editors and reporters in every department to ensure the site is lively, authoritative, in-depth, educational and packed with content spanning regulations to reviews.
Marijuana legalization will be the newspaper's biggest story in the coming year, Dale said.