The Coloradoan, like many newspapers, is re-inventing itself beyond a print product delivered to doorsteps and placed in racks, and Jennifer Hefty is at the forefront of that innovation. As the multiplatform coach, she’s responsible for presenting Coloradoan content across videos, websites, interactives, social media, in-person events and beyond. The Colorado Press Association honored Hefty with its Rising Star Award in April.


Ink in the veins. It’s a common expression for passion in the newspaper business. For Brenda Brandt, who was born into the business and has been at the same Colorado paper for almost 40 years, ink may be her life’s blood, but the heart that pumps it beats for her community.

The 2016 Better Newspaper Contest packet is now available. In it, you will find important dates, entry criteria and more. The annual contest opens Nov. 1 and closes Dec. 6. Members can submit entries that were published Nov. 1, 2015, to Oct. 31, 2016.

Fifty-three people took a survey seeking feedback on the 2016 Colorado Press Association Annual Convention, and the overall consensus was the event went well.

The 2015 Colorado Press Association Better Newspaper Contest results were announced May 14, 2016 at the CPA's 138th Annual Convention at the Denver West Sheraton.