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Coloradans do well in national competition

By | 2017-10-26T21:37:18+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Categories: Club News, Professional Contest|

Colorado Press Women members don’t enter the professional communications contest often these days, but when they do, they fare well against tough competition – two first-place awards, one second place and one third! Sonja Marie Horoshko of Cortez, writing for the Four Corners Free Press, took first in the Specialty Articles-Government or Politics category for her [...]

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Fun tour of Pueblo a real mind-changer

By | 2017-08-10T16:38:26+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: Club News, Events|

Randy Thurston is on a mission to dispel many of the preconceptions about Pueblo, Colo. When asked about what makes his hometown special, the former Pueblo City Councilman easily can come up with more than 30 reasons. Three hundred days of sunshine tops the list that also includes a well-kept landscaped riverwalk, a symphony, zoo and [...]

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CPW urges Senate hearing on state of free press

By | 2017-07-27T22:35:14+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, Club News|

Colorado Press Women joined the Society of Professional Journalists and 29 other organizations in urging the Senate Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on the state of media in the United States. The committee, which hosted a hearing on the State of Journalism in May 2009, has oversight jurisdiction of the Federal Communications Commission's role in [...]

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Talk covers status of Colorado newspapers

By | 2017-05-30T22:53:16+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Categories: Club News, Events|

Corey Hutchins came to Colorado Press Women’s May 20 meeting to talk about matters newspapers don’t usually report on. For example: owners who are cutting staff costs and milking the cash out of Colorado newspapers. Moving newsrooms out of the communities they report on. The threat that Facebook now constitutes for the small community papers that [...]

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Congratulations to CPW contestants

By | 2017-05-17T23:29:34+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Categories: Club News, Competitions, Professional Contest|

Coloradans raked in four first-place awards and four honorable mentions when they entered the NFPW 2017 At-Large Communications Contest. Those first-place wins qualify them to compete in the NFPW national contest, with awards presented at the 2017 NFPW Communications Conference Sept. 7-9. ·         Chelsey Baker-Hauck, First Place in public relations news or feature release: “Study Predicts Positive [...]

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Reporter-turned-PIO still promotes open records

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:29+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, Club News, Events|

Lynn Bartels speaks to CPW. Lynn Bartels fears a legislative attempt to bring Colorado’s Open Records Act into the 21st century has been set up to fail, and that that might lead proponents of change to try their luck at the ballot. Bartels, a former reporter who is the spokeswoman for the Colorado Secretary [...]

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CPW joins other groups in letters to Trump supporting freedom of speech and the press

By | 2017-03-03T19:18:54+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, Club News|

Colorado Press Women (CPW) joined with other organizations committed to the First Amendment right of freedom of speech and the press in signing two statements recently: CPW was one of 80 groups signing a statement issued March 2 by the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) and the National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC) condemning efforts by the [...]

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Journalists must reclaim, reinforce media’s role

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:29+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Categories: Club News, Events|

The topic “Restoring Trust in the Media” elicited a lively panel discussion by three university journalism professors, a newspaper editor and a high school journalism teacher, along with members of Colorado Press Women and guests at the University of Denver Feb. 4.  [Click here to see the entire two-hour discussion on YouTube.] The panel included Elizabeth [...]

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Dreams, auto crashes & war were topics authors covered Nov. 5

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:29+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Categories: Club News|

Cynthia Swanson “It’s the small missed moments that change your life in big ways.” Novelist Cynthia Swanson described one fascinating concept that sparked her writing "The Bookseller," in which a single woman bookstore owner repeatedly dreams about a different life. Swanson, nonfiction writer Jeff Miller and novelist Nick Arvin spoke Nov. 5 at Colorado [...]

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Meeting the woman who broke The Denver Post’s glass ceiling

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:29+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Categories: Club News, Events|

The first woman editor of The Denver Post in nearly its 124-year history, Lee Ann Colacioppo, told Colorado Press Women members and guests meeting at the Denver Press Club Sept. 22 that she first got interested in journalism in junior high because she wanted to know everything first. Lee Ann Colacioppo (right), Denver Post Editor, [...]

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