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April 2022

Here are the Colorado winners in NFPW’s At-Large Contest

By |2022-04-10T22:57:03-06:00April 10th, 2022|Categories: Club News, Professional Contest|

The contest was extremely competitive again this year with entries from eighteen states, the District of Columbia and Spain. Kathleen Spring tied with Karen Petersen and three coworkers from the Office of Communications and Public Affairs at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) for most first-place wins with three, edging out Donna Bryson. Here are [...]

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February 2022

On the Front Lines: Communications Pros Share Crisis Lessons

By |2022-02-28T19:26:03-07:00February 26th, 2022|Categories: Club News, Events|

Expect the unexpected. Trust yourself. Don’t be afraid to say, “I don’t know.” Get the information out as quickly as possible. Jacki Kelley Kyle Patterson Sara Spaulding These were among the takeaways from a trio of seasoned public relations/public information specialists who spoke about crisis communications to Colorado Press [...]

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November 2021

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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October 2021

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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Archive of program announcements

By |2022-05-16T19:36:58-06:00October 3rd, 2021|Categories: Club News|

2022 May 14: A conversation about podcasting, honors The ins and outs, ups and downs of creating and hosting a podcast will be discussed by a panel of experts on Saturday, May 14, during CPW’s annual membership meeting. Presenting their experiences of creating podcasts will be Jo Ann Allen, host of Been There Done That, [...]

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August 2021

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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June 2021

CPW members score four firsts in national contest

By |2021-06-13T17:11:12-06:00June 13th, 2021|Categories: Club News, Competitions, Professional Contest|

Colorado Press Women members fared even better than previous years in the national contest of the National Federation of Press Women when the results were announced virtually June 11 during the annual conference -- four first-place awards, four second places, three thirds and two honorable mentions, meaning all 13 national entries placed. Congratulations everyone! This [...]

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May 2021

Stories shared of foreign troublemaking

By |2021-05-13T16:57:16-06:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: Club News|

Iran has spoofed the Proud Boys. Chinese disinformation called into question the efficacy and safety of the Pfizer vaccine. As far back as the 1980s when Putin was in the KGB, Russia fabricated “Operation Denver,” which alleged the U.S. military manufactured AIDS and planted the story in a paper in India to lead third world [...]

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April 2021

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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