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CPW Author’s Lunch brought wide array of local writing talent

By |2021-11-07T19:06:09-07:00November 7th, 2021|Categories: Club News, Events|

The annual Colorado Press Women’s Author's Lunch often celebrates the local. This year’s event on Nov. 6 was particularly Denver. Among the three writers who addressed about 30 people – some via Zoom but most in person in a conference room of the Buell Public Media Center in the heart of Colorado’s capital – was Jenny [...]

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80th anniversary celebration mixes history with community journalism’s future

By |2021-10-06T20:34:25-06:00October 6th, 2021|Categories: Club News, Events|

Linda Shapley's talk was 'broadcast' via Zoom. The hybrid celebration of Colorado Press Women’s 80th anniversary held at the Buell Public Media Center on October 2 was a mingling of the historic and contemporary high tech with discussion of a first-of-its-kind funding model for community journalism. With a combination of CPW’s history by [...]

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CPW members visit newspapers where their foremothers worked

By |2021-08-17T23:51:59-06:00August 8th, 2021|Categories: Club News, Events|

About a dozen Colorado Press Women and friends visited newspapers in Canon City and Alamosa, Colorado, July 30 and 31 on CPW’s 80th anniversary to meet the editors and staff to present a plaque to them noting that founding members of the organization had worked at their publications. Alcala accepts certificate honoring the paper's [...]

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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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