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  • By Jill Farschman
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Women, immigrants, science.

We’ve all covered marches for these groups and many others, but we have not championed the underlying mechanism for guaranteeing our right to do so — the First Amendment.

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  • By Russell Bassett
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Five years ago, had you walked through The Gazette’s offices in Colorado Springs and talked with staff, you probably would have come away thinking the paper was in dire straits. The owners had recently gone through bankruptcy, revenue was down and morale was low.

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  • By Cheryl Ghrist, Contributing Editor

In June, Editor Vince Bzdek of The Gazette in Colorado Springs – and former political editor for The Washington Post – said he looked forward to the company’s new project driving the political conversation in the state “every day, in every way.” The newly minted Colorado Politics digital and…

In this month's Quick Hitters: Scripps endow CU Boulder student investigators with $2.5 million, ACLU honors Greene with 2017 Civil Rights Award, Former Colorado newspaperman’s new company picks up three pubs, News Media Alliance throws celebration for International Newspaper Carrier Day, and NNA ramps up advertising tax fight

Salute and farewell to Tana Lynn Wedum Bate, former Westword columnist, and James R. “Jim” Egan, co-owner of Egan Printing.

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  • By Cheryl Ghrist Contributing Editor

This month's “10 Questions” checks in with Corey Hutchins, who manages to keep busy as a journalist for The Colorado Independent online news site, a correspondent for Columbia Journalism Review and a visiting lecturer at Colorado College. He’s also well-known as a fount of information on All…

In this month's Quick Hittters: Publisher and investors buy Aspen Daily News, Ralph Routon announces retirement, The Gazette using its Brainworks, News Media Alliance celebrates anniversary, Inland Press revamps Publisher Benchmarks

Salute and farewell to John Clifford “Kip” Dixon, George H. Luby, Tom Mullen, Sandra “Sandy” Merle Stein

In this month's Quick Hitters: Telluride Daily Planet group buys biannual magazine, New publisher takes over at Fort Morgan Times, Aurora Sentinel adds four to staff, and Denver Press Club now on National Register of Historic Places.

  • Cheryl Ghrist

This issue, “10 Questions” checks in with Wanda Artus-Cooper, vice president of advertising at The Gazette in Colorado Springs. A veteran in the industry with stints at Freedom Communications (corporate senior VP of advertising), Harte Hanks Communications (VP of national accounts), Gatehous…

Salute and farewell to Gary Francis Murphy, former pressman for Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post & Denver Catholic Register; Ray D. Sanders, 52-year veteran with Lamar Daily News; John Tracy, longtime Golden Transcript newspaperman; and Randy Mack Wren, longtime member of Denver Advertising Foundation and Denver Press Club.

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The Colorado Press Association provides many benefits for its members, whether they work in management, editorial or advertising. The attached PDFs are snapshots of benefits for publishers, newsroom and advertising staff, which include links and contact info to find that information.

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  • Russell Bassett

Every newspaper has a unique story, but some newspapers’ stories might be a little more uncommon. Take, for example, the Colorado Press Association’s newest member, Greater Park Hill News. This monthly publication is produced by the Greater Park Hill Community, a nonprofit neighborhood organization that started in 1961 as the Park Hill Action Committee to fight segregation.

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  • Matt Lubich

In my roles as the co-owner of a small weekly newspaper — often where people either do their internship or get their first job — and the adviser of the student-run UNC Mirror at the University of Northern Colorado, I get the chance daily to talk and work with young journalists. What I admire about them, along with their talent and enthusiasm and ideas, is the courage it takes these days to decide to pursue a journalism career.

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  • Russell Bassett

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.

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  • Russell Bassett

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.

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  • Jerry Raehal

Newspapers are not dying. They’re changing. A recent media survey proves that point. The study — conducted by Pulse Research in June 2017 — shows that newspaper media readership in Colorado is not fading out of existence, but in fact, Colorado has one of the strongest newspaper followings in the nation.

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There are numerous ways Coloradans get their news on a day-to-day basis. Some people read print newspapers, some watch TV or listen to radio, others get it from various sources online, or some combination of those. On Wednesday, June 26, the Colorado Press Association will host a webinar tha…

In this month's Quick Hitters: Aspen Times names Laudicina new digital engagement editor, CCM buys and revamps Denver Herald-Dispatch, News Media Alliance honors two Rising Stars in Colorado, The Denver Post earns Edward R. Murrow digital sports reporting award, Heartland Emmy awards go to Denver Post video projects, Facebook and online news publishers work on social media platform project.

Salute and farewell to Coy Gau, former senior receptionist at The Denver Post; Patrick Etchart, former reporter, editor at Lamar Daily News, Longmont Times-Call; and Patrick Etchart, former reporter, editor at Lamar Daily News, Longmont Times-Call

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  • Kyle Rini

For its member publications that made the Public Notice Colorado website possible, CPA now has print and website house ads and banner ads to promote the site in their publications and on their websites. For social media, two short, animated videos are available for member publications to post.

John “Sonny” DeLeon, former circulation manager for The Denver Post

In this month's Quick Hitters: Colorado Politics, Colorado Statesman announce June wedding; Colorado Community Media makes online access changes; Veteran editor Martinez returns to Swift Communications, Craig Daily Press changes publication days, adds distribution.

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  • By Cheryl Ghrist Contributing Editor

This issue of “10 Questions” checks in with Barbara Hardt, publisher of The Mountain-Ear in Nederland. “Celebrating 40 years in print,” this community weekly located west of Boulder and just eight miles east of the Continental Divide, strives to cover a core market small in size but big in p…

  • Kyle Rini

The results from the survey of attendees to the 2017 Colorado Press Association Convention are in, and once again the event was rated highly by respondents. Forty-one attendees of the April convention gave their feedback on all aspects of the event with a majority giving “good” or “great” ra…

The Colorado Press Association Board of Directors has an opening after Lauren Gustus of The Fort Collins Coloradoan, resigned her position on the board.

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  • Gabbi Steele

Thinking of integrating print advertising into your next marketing campaign, but you’re unfamiliar with the common jargon associated with print? You’re not alone!

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In 2015, the Public Notice Colorado website — publicnoticecolorado.com — was launched thanks to CPA’s legislative efforts to create an online clearinghouse for public notices.

Dean F. Johnson, Denver Post pressman for 32 years

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  • By Cheryl Ghrist Contributing Editor

This month, “10 Questions” checks in with Chris Dickey, owner and publisher of the weekly Gunnison Country Times, the newspaper of record for both the city and county of Gunnison in southwest Colorado. Besides the flagship weekly, Gunnison Country Publications also produces a variety of spec…

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  • Column by Kevin Slimp

I don’t know about you, but my life seems to get busier with each passing day. I just finished publishing my second book in a month, began work on a major project to help raise funds for a press association, conducted more webinars than I can remember over the past few weeks, and summer conv…

April obits: Salute and farewell to Robert Hoag Rawlings, Edwin Lynn Wolff, Dale Edward Lashnits and Dewey Willis Wheeler

In this month's Quick Hitters: Nielsen study says print readership may surprise you, Coalition for Better Ads sets standards, 8 steps to growing digital revenue, Labor Department study looks at information industry employment since 2001.

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  • By Cheryl Ghrist

Jay Seaton, publisher of The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction, is a timely choice for a Q&A session, given the current climate swirling in the newspaper industry around the topic of “fake news.” A lawyer as well, he and his newspaper recently found themselves in a dispute with legal implications with a state senator on that issue, with resolution yet to come. Here is Seaton’s take on his newspaper, the industry and the major issues facing both at this time:

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  • Jerry Raehal

April 1926: The Colorado Editor’s first issue is published. “With this issue the Colorado Editorial Association steps into the present days of progress and industry with its own publication,” then Executive Director Edwin Bemis penned. April 2017: Ninety-one years after Bemis printed the first Colorado Editor, in your hands is the inaugural issue of PressNext.

Former Rocky Mountain News, Denver Post employee Charmayne Delzer Smith, 64, died Feb. 12, 2017, at Porter Hospital in Centennial, Colo. She worked for both the Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post for 15 years. She was born and raised in Denver, and was the eldest daughter of Rudolph and…

In this month's Quick Hitters: Durango Herald sets new publication schedule. Adtaxi, New York City-based The Rosen Group partner up. Research firm looks at how diversification and video factor in publishing’s future. Metropolitan State University site of Youth Journalism Day-based. CJR Tech Tips: 10 tools to tackle common problems.