Concerned about online misinformation? The lack of news literacy?
You can make a difference by participating in this free workshop!
Fighting Fake News with News Literacy
6:30 p.m. (Club opens 5:30 p.m.)
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Denver Press Club
1330 Glenarm Street
Guest Speaker: Damaso ReyesDirector of Partnerships, News Literacy Project
Working journalists or recently retired/laid-off journalists, educators and librarians are invited to attend.
After researching ways to help restore public trust in the media, Colorado Press Women has joined with the News Literacy Project to promote its curriculum, which teaches high school and middle school students to become savvy news consumers and engaged citizens.
Participants will have the opportunity to network, share ideas and learn more about the News Literacy Project, an international education nonprofit offering programs that teach students how to sort fact from fiction in the digital age. The News Literacy Project is currently reaching more than one million students in all 50 states and 90 countries around the world. Our goal with this presentation is to increase NLP’s presence in Colorado.
Journalists will have the chance to join the News Literacy Project’s Journalist Volunteer program, a speakers’ bureau that launches this fall.
Educators and librarians will be able to sign up for the free online Checkology Virtual Classroom and news literacy resources, and learn about NewsLit Camp, tentatively planned for Denver in summer 2019.
Hosted by Colorado Press Women and the News Literacy Project
Appetizers and cash bar
RSVP by July 1 to Sharon Almirall, email@example.com, 720-366-4676
Learn and play in Grand Junction September 21-23
Ruth Anna is developing an incredible program for CPW’s social outing to her new hometown Friday, Sept. 21 through Sunday, Sept. 23!
- Friday evening, Sept. 21 – a barbecue with wine, beer and soda at Dr. Andrew and Ronya Anna Jones’ beautiful home in the Redlands area of Grand Junction. Dr. Jones is Chief Medical Officer at St. Mary’s Regional Hospital and will give a short overview about servicing an area that includes Colorado’s Western Slope and parts of Utah. We can relax, enjoy the setting and talk the night away.
- Saturday, Sept. 22
- 9 a.m. – coffee, rolls/muffins at McConnell Science Museum-Eureka! on the campus of Colorado Mesa University. Museum founder John McConnell will give a presentation about the history of the museum’s creation and a tour at 9:30 a.m.
- Around 11 a.m. – depart for Colorado National Monument for a geologic tour about the creation of Grand Valley and the Monument. Depending on the number of attendees, we will either car pool or rent vans for this excursion. A box lunch will be waiting for us at the Visitor Center’s picnic area. During lunch we will learn more about the geology of the area and some of the trees that are over 1,000 years old!
- Leaving the Monument, we will take a brief break to freshen up at the hotel and then walk, or drive, to the Museums of Western Colorado’s main facility in downtown Grand Junction near the hotel. This is an exceptional museum and one of three that includes the Cross Orchards and the Dinosaur Journey. After the museum tour, attendees will enjoy a chocolate/wine tasting in the Library Room of the Museum hosted by Enstrom’s Candy and Varaison Vineyard Winery.
- Saturday evening is an optional dinner at 13 Brix Cider Bistro in Palisade.
- Sunday, Sept. 23 – This excursion is optional but well worth the time. We’ll begin with brunch at the Gateway Canyons Resort & Spa, which is a beautiful drive of about one hour. Then we’ll visit the fantastic Gateway Car Museum at the resort to time travel through the decades viewing this unbelievable collection of cars. http://GatewayAutoMuseum.com/
A block of rooms is available for CPW members at the Hilton/Hampton Inn in downtown Grand Junction for $139/night including a free hot breakfast. We’ll send out more information about costs soon. Members who are interested in attending are strongly urged to write Ruth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.S. Late September may be past peach season, so you may want to buy Western Slope peaches from your local Rotary Club.
Ongoing CPW Events
The CPW Writers Group welcomes new members interested in stretching into creative writing, whether it’s fiction, nonfiction, poetry or scripts. We meet at 10 a.m . on the second Saturday of the month. For details, contact Dala Giffin.
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 [...]
CPW’s Ruth Anna receives inaugural Citizen Champion award at CFOIC lunch and workshop to mark Sunshine Week
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 [...]
“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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]