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Colorado Press Women has a history of taking stands on issues, in particular, supporting women’s rights to equal pay and opportunities for promotion, working on the behalf of all Americans to protect First Amendment rights, and helping people learn to analyze the credibility of information, claims and sources. News of past events and actions is posted below.

TIPS FOR SPOTTING MISINFORMATION is a source of practical advice for sorting fact from fiction created by Colorado Press Women’s ad hoc committee on media literacy. CPW also has sponsored news literacy workshops for educators, recruited journalists to talk to classes and testified in favor of legislation to strengthen media literacy in the K-12 curriculum. One of our members served on the Media Literacy Advisory Committee, which sent a report of recommendations to the 2020 legislative session.

The National Federation of Press Women First Amendment Network (FAN) is a grassroots e-mail alert system that informs FAN subscribers of issues that need action and encourages them to contact congressional offices or federal agencies. Non-members are welcome to join FAN by contacting Marsha Shuler at marshashuler@yahoo.com. NFPW also participates in Sunshine Week, an annual event that heightens awareness of First Amendment issues, and supports Shield Laws for reporters.

Fighting fake news starts with preparing students for this digital world

By | July 12th, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, Club News, Events|

Ten years ago, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist visited his daughter’s classroom and got insight into why Russia was able to exploit Americans’ biases to try to influence an election. Alan C. Miller, investigative journalist for [...]

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Fake news workshop offers tips and resources to help weed out bogus news sources

By | February 6th, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, Club News, Events|

“A lie can travel around the world before the truth can get its boots on.” No one knows who first penned that quote, which is often mistakenly attributed to Mark Twain, but variations of it [...]

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CPW urges Senate hearing on state of free press

By | 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 [...]

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

By | 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 [...]

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Journalists must reclaim, reinforce media’s role

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Advocacy, 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 [...]

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