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Media literacy bill victim of pandemic purge

By | 2020-05-30T20:05:32-06:00 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 only a small budget of $25,358, the House Education Committee voted 13-0 to kill the legislation at the request of sponsor [...]

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Fighting fake news starts with preparing students for this digital world

By | 2020-05-27T20:03:43-06:00 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 the Los Angeles Times, founded the News Literacy Project after discovering his daughter’s middle school classmates had little idea of the [...]

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

By | 2020-05-27T20:04:48-06:00 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 have been around long before fake news began to play such a disruptive role in modern U.S. society. Event chair [...]

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CPW urges Senate hearing on state of free press

By | 2017-07-27T22:35:14-06:00 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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Reporter-turned-PIO still promotes open records

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:29-06:00 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 | 2017-03-03T19:18:54-07:00 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 | 2020-05-27T20:11:12-06:00 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 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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Meeting the woman who broke The Denver Post’s glass ceiling

By | 2020-05-27T20:12:16-06:00 September 26th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy, 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 [...]

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Government Transparency

By | 2016-09-15T11:15:05-06:00 September 15th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy|

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 fight for government transparency Monday, 40 journalism and open government groups sent a letter to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest in [...]

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CORA Working Group focuses on open records

By | 2017-05-25T11:35:29-06:00 August 26th, 2016|Categories: Advocacy|

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 in a Senate committee last session, the deputy for Secretary of State Wayne Williams offered to bring stakeholders together to work [...]

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