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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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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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Fighting fake news starts with preparing students for this digital world

By |2020-05-27T20:03:43-06:00July 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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CU strategizes to better link journalists, public

By |2018-05-25T00:23:04-06:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: Club News, Events|

At the start of the semester, CU journalism professor Mei-Ling McNamara finds students who not only can’t tell her what’s on the front page of any paper any particular day, they don’t know who the secretary of state is. But she doesn’t just throw up her hands. She keeps giving them news quizzes and grading them [...]

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CPW’s Ruth Anna receives inaugural Citizen Champion award at CFOIC lunch and workshop to mark Sunshine Week

By |2018-04-20T18:03:29-06:00April 19th, 2018|Categories: Club News, Events|

Ruth Anna, a former president of the Colorado Press Women and the National Federation of Press Women, was honored by Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition, where she had been a longtime board member, at the March 16 awards lunch in downtown Denver. Ruth Anna with CFOIC award The award, named in her honor, recognized [...]

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

By |2020-05-27T20:04:48-06:00February 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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Capacity crowd enjoys authors at Nov. 4 event

By |2017-11-26T23:51:47-07:00November 26th, 2017|Categories: Club News, Events|

Three diverse authors of thrillers, mysteries and a memoir entertained members of Colorado Press Women and their guests Nov. 4 at their annual authors’ meeting at the Denver Woman’s Press Club’s historic building at 1325 Logan Street. The authors then autographed and sold their books. “Binge writer” L. S. (Lisa) Hawker started writing at age 8, [...]

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Fun tour of Pueblo a real mind-changer

By |2017-08-10T16:38:26-06:00August 10th, 2017|Categories: Club News, Events|

Randy Thurston is on a mission to dispel many of the preconceptions about Pueblo, Colo. When asked about what makes his hometown special, the former Pueblo City Councilman easily can come up with more than 30 reasons. Three hundred days of sunshine tops the list that also includes a well-kept landscaped riverwalk, a symphony, zoo and [...]

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Talk covers status of Colorado newspapers

By |2017-05-30T22:53:16-06:00May 24th, 2017|Categories: Club News, Events|

Corey Hutchins came to Colorado Press Women’s May 20 meeting to talk about matters newspapers don’t usually report on. For example: owners who are cutting staff costs and milking the cash out of Colorado newspapers. Moving newsrooms out of the communities they report on. The threat that Facebook now constitutes for the small community papers that [...]

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Reporter-turned-PIO still promotes open records

By |2017-05-25T11:35:29-06:00March 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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