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. In May, 2021 a bill was signed into law implementing that committee’s recommendations. Colorado now requires its department of education to create and maintain an online resource bank of materials and resources pertaining to media literacy and requires the state board of education to review and adopt revisions that implement media literacy within reading, writing and civics standards for K-12.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. NFPW also participates in Sunshine Week, an annual event that heightens awareness of First Amendment issues, and supports Shield Laws for reporters.
Reporter-turned-PIO still promotes open records
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 [...]
CPW joins other groups in letters to Trump supporting freedom of speech and the press
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 [...]
Journalists must reclaim, reinforce media’s role
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 [...]
Meeting the woman who broke The Denver Post’s glass ceiling
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 [...]
Colorado Press Women again joined a coalition of journalism groups lead by the Society of Professional Journalists pressing for greater government transparency. Here's a report from SPJ: Groups to White House: We will continue to [...]
CORA Working Group focuses on open records
CORA Working Group focuses on open records By Jeffrey A. Roberts CFOIC Executive Director (excerpted from Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition webpage) Immediately after a bill to modernize the Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) died [...]
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