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October 2020

CFOIC busy through pandemic

By | 2020-10-10T19:44:29-06:00 October 10th, 2020|Categories: Advocacy, Club News|

Sandy Graham recently took over from Donna Bryson as the CPW representative on the CFOIC board.  She filed this report: During the pandemic, the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition continues the vital work of keeping public meetings open and information available for everyone in the state. Recently, the CFOIC has: Filed an amicus brief in support [...]

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Media engagement efforts continue

By | 2020-10-10T19:24:33-06:00 October 10th, 2020|Categories: Advocacy|

Prof. Leticia Steffen of Colorado State University-Pueblo, represented CPW during a Zoom meeting of the Open Media Foundation this summer. Prof. Steffen, associate dean of the College of Humanities and Arts and Social Sciences and professor in the Department of Mass Communications and Center for New Media, sent back this report: The Open Media Foundation held [...]

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May 2020

Media literacy bill victim of pandemic purge

By | 2020-05-30T20:05:32-06:00 May 30th, 2020|Categories: Advocacy, Club News|

The Media Literacy Implementation bill, co-sponsored by Rep. Lisa Cutter and Rep. Barbara McLachlan of the Colorado House of Representatives, fell victim to the state’s post-pandemic purge of legislation on Tuesday, May 26. Although the bill had only a small budget of $25,358, the House Education Committee voted 13-0 to kill the legislation at the request of sponsor [...]

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April 2020

Sandy Nance, 2020 National & Colorado Winner

By | 2020-07-02T18:16:55-06:00 April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Club News, Communicator of Achievement|

At the University of Colorado-Boulder in the mid-1960s, Sandy Michel decided to study advertising in the journalism school. First, though, she was required to take an introductory newswriting class. Her focus changed: Newswriting was more creative than she expected and she put advertising aside. “I decided I’d rather write about people than products,” said Sandy, now [...]

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March 2020

2020 At-Large Colorado Contest Winners

By | 2020-03-29T23:48:24-06:00 March 29th, 2020|Categories: Professional Contest|

Colorado Press Women members again fared well in NFPW's At-Large Communications Contest for members in states that don't run their own contest. This contest is increasingly competitive and this year featured entrants from Kentucky, South Dakota, Louisiana, New York, Oregon, North Carolina, Arizona, New Jersey, Maine, Michigan and Georgia. First place winners in the At-Large Contest [...]

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April 2019

Colorado Public Radio staffers describe expansion

By | 2019-05-07T00:23:35-06:00 April 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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Donna Bryson, 2019 Colorado winner

By | 2019-05-07T00:28:49-06:00 April 18th, 2019|Categories: Club News, Communicator of Achievement, Competitions|

Veteran journalist and award-winning author Donna Bryson decided to become a reporter in her teens – after giving up her childhood dream of being a tightrope walker! Donna’s work for The Associated Press has taken her to Europe, Africa and Asia. She has written two acclaimed books. Her byline has appeared in top publications including The [...]

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Colorado Contestants Fared Well

By | 2019-04-14T16:18:48-06:00 April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Club News, Competitions, Professional Contest|

Colorado’s bumper crop of At-Large contest winners has yielded two national first place winners, two second places and an honorable mention in the National Federation of Press Women 2019 Communication Contest. Certificates will be presented to national winners at the awards banquet at the NFPW Conference Saturday, June 29, in Baton Rouge, LA. Colorado's national winners [...]

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October 2018

Time for fun – CPW in Grand Junction

By | 2018-10-01T14:41:51-06:00 October 1st, 2018|Categories: Club News|

Colorado Press Women's Fall Conference in Grand Junction combined education with fun Sept. 21-23. Here are some scenes. Dinner at the home of Ronya Anna & Andrew Jones was followed by talks by Dr. Jones and Grand Junction Sentinel Managing Editor Mike Wiggins.   Retired Los Alamos physicist John McConnell began building hands-on [...]

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July 2018

Fighting fake news starts with preparing students for this digital world

By | 2020-05-27T20:03:43-06:00 July 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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