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July 2018

Fighting fake news starts with preparing students for this digital world

By | 2018-07-19T18:18:59+00:00 July 12th, 2018|Categories: 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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May 2018

Colorado writers rock!

By | 2018-05-28T22:30:29+00:00 May 28th, 2018|Categories: Club News, Competitions, Professional Contest|

The results are out for the 2018 National Federation of Press Women National Communications Contest. Colorado Press Women’s website has a link to the complete results. Colorado’s entrants via the At-Large Contest did really well — three first-place wins, two third-place wins and two honorable mentions. Congratulations everyone. 07A -Editorial / Opinion - Print-based newspaper Placing: [...]

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CU strategizes to better link journalists, public

By | 2018-05-25T00:23:04+00:00 May 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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April 2018

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

By | 2018-04-20T18:03:29+00:00 April 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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February 2018

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

By | 2018-02-06T22:03:16+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Categories: 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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November 2017

Capacity crowd enjoys authors at Nov. 4 event

By | 2017-11-26T23:51:47+00:00 November 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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October 2017

Coloradans do well in national competition

By | 2017-10-26T21:37:18+00:00 October 26th, 2017|Categories: Club News, Professional Contest|

Colorado Press Women members don’t enter the professional communications contest often these days, but when they do, they fare well against tough competition – two first-place awards, one second place and one third! Sonja Marie Horoshko of Cortez, writing for the Four Corners Free Press, took first in the Specialty Articles-Government or Politics category for her [...]

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August 2017

Fun tour of Pueblo a real mind-changer

By | 2017-08-10T16:38:26+00:00 August 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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July 2017

CPW urges Senate hearing on state of free press

By | 2017-07-27T22:35:14+00:00 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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May 2017

Talk covers status of Colorado newspapers

By | 2017-05-30T22:53:16+00:00 May 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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