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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.

CFOIC busy through pandemic

By | October 10th, 2020|Categories: Advocacy, Club News|

Sandy Graham recently took over from Donna Bryson as the CPW representative on the CFOIC board.  She filed this report: During the pandemic, the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition continues the vital work of keeping [...]

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Media engagement efforts continue

By | October 10th, 2020|Categories: Advocacy|

Prof. Leticia Steffen of Colorado State University-Pueblo, represented CPW during a Zoom meeting of the Open Media Foundation this summer. Prof. Steffen, associate dean of the College of Humanities and Arts and Social Sciences and [...]

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Media literacy bill victim of pandemic purge

By | May 30th, 2020|Categories: Advocacy, Club News|

The Media Literacy Implementation bill, co-sponsored by Rep. Lisa Cutter and Rep. Barbara McLachlan of the Colorado House of Representatives, fell victim to the state’s post-pandemic purge of legislation on Tuesday, May 26. Although the bill had [...]

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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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Colorado Press Women is a member of the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition.

CFOIC

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Denver Press Club

CPW is a member of the Denver Press Club and encourages members to patronize the club at 1330 Glenarm, Denver. CPW members get the Member rate at DPC events and vice versa.