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Karen Pochert Petersen, Colorado 2021 Communicator of Achievement

By |2021-04-13T00:07:55-06:00April 8th, 2021|Categories: Club News, Communicator of Achievement, Competitions|

When the highest level of government was intent on suppressing the truth about the environmental damage inflicted by the actions of humankind, forbidding phrases such as “climate change,” “global warming,” carbon footprint,” and “greenhouse gas emissions” to appear in federal websites and publications, Karen Pochert Petersen spoke up. After her first thought of quitting her [...]

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Dis-/mis-information panel wows attendees. Listen for yourself.

By |2021-04-01T18:54:54-06:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: Club News, Events|

By Sandy Graham When your Auntie Alice starts sharing conspiracy theories on social media, do you go ballistic and demand to know where she got these cockamamie ideas? Fire back with the truth? Shaming is “the absolutely worst place to start,” said Nora Benavidez, director of PEN America’s U.S. Free Expressions Programs, during the March [...]

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Coloradans capture 14 firsts in NFPW’s At-Large Contest

By |2021-03-28T22:11:29-06:00March 27th, 2021|Categories: Club News, Competitions, Professional Contest|

Colorado Press Women entered the NFPW At-Large Communications Contest in the largest numbers yet and hauled home fourteen first-place awards. All but one are going on to the national competition. Three people entered the At-Large contest as nonmembers and joined CPW/NFPW after winning first places for their entries. Donna Bryson scored the most first places [...]

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CFOIC busy through pandemic

By |2020-10-10T19:44:29-06:00October 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 public meetings open and information available for everyone in the state. Recently, the CFOIC has: Filed an amicus brief in support [...]

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Media literacy bill victim of pandemic purge

By |2020-05-30T20:05:32-06:00May 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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Sandy Nance, 2020 National & Colorado Winner

By |2020-07-02T18:16:55-06:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Club News, Communicator of Achievement|

At the University of Colorado-Boulder in the mid-1960s, Sandy Michel decided to study advertising in the journalism school. First, though, she was required to take an introductory newswriting class. Her focus changed: Newswriting was more creative than she expected and she put advertising aside. “I decided I’d rather write about people than products,” said Sandy, now [...]

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Colorado Public Radio staffers describe expansion

By |2019-05-07T00:23:35-06:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Club News, Events|

COA, contest winners recognized Colorado Press Women members learned about Colorado Public Radio’s ongoing expansion and recognized the Communicator of Achievement and Communications Contest winners during an April 13 social gathering at the home of Sandy Graham in Columbine Valley. Ryan Warner, host of CPR’s daily interview program, “Colorado Matters,” was joined at the meeting by [...]

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Donna Bryson, 2019 Colorado winner

By |2019-05-07T00:28:49-06:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Club News, Communicator of Achievement, Competitions|

Veteran journalist and award-winning author Donna Bryson decided to become a reporter in her teens – after giving up her childhood dream of being a tightrope walker! Donna’s work for The Associated Press has taken her to Europe, Africa and Asia. She has written two acclaimed books. Her byline has appeared in top publications including The [...]

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Colorado Contestants Fared Well

By |2019-04-14T16:18:48-06:00April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Club News, Competitions, Professional Contest|

Colorado’s bumper crop of At-Large contest winners has yielded two national first place winners, two second places and an honorable mention in the National Federation of Press Women 2019 Communication Contest. Certificates will be presented to national winners at the awards banquet at the NFPW Conference Saturday, June 29, in Baton Rouge, LA. Colorado's national winners [...]

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Time for fun – CPW in Grand Junction

By |2018-10-01T14:41:51-06:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Club News|

Colorado Press Women's Fall Conference in Grand Junction combined education with fun Sept. 21-23. Here are some scenes. Dinner at the home of Ronya Anna & Andrew Jones was followed by talks by Dr. Jones and Grand Junction Sentinel Managing Editor Mike Wiggins.   Retired Los Alamos physicist John McConnell began building hands-on [...]

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