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 Newspaper Person of the Year is a prestigious award given to a Colorado newspaper professional whose commitment to and leadership within the industry help to shape, support and contribute in a meaningful way to the long-term success of the industry.

Jim Morgan, general manager of Colorado Mountain News Media, was named the 2014 Newspaper Person of the Year at the 2015 Annual Convention. The following is an article that was penned on him a couple of months prior.