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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Colorado and Virginia press associations are pleased to present the webinar, "How to start a newsletter people will want to read," free to our members on Aug. 10 at noon MST (2 p.m. EST). Register now here.
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.
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.
The Colorado Press Association will join the Inland Press Association and Southern Newspaper Publishers Association as a co-sponsor of the 2017 Annual Meeting, to be held September 10-12 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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…
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…
Subject lines can seem like an insignificant part of writing an email, but in reality, they can make or break if your email is opened or if it is left sitting in crowded inboxes.
Training webinars are back, and their name has changed from SYNC2 U Online University to PressNext Online University, inline with our marketing strategy to provide thought leadership and facilitate community engagement in print and online. To register, please click here.
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…
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…
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:
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.
The 2016 Colorado Press Association Better Newspaper Contest results were announced April 22 at CPA's 139th Annual Convention at the Denver West Sheraton in Lakewood.
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.
The convention is not just about training and awards, it’s also about fun networking with your peers. This year we’ve doubled our efforts to make the convention a fun event, starting with Friday night's Lip Sync & Trivia Battle sponsored by NTVB.
The 139th annual Colorado Press Association convention is just over a month away, and early-bird registration ends on March 20.
The convention is now less than two months away and we are working overtime to bring you an event that is bigger, better and more fun than ever before.
If federal laws are enforced on recreational marijuana sales, as indicated at a recent White House Press hearing, it could have an ominous impact on marijuana advertising sales in Colorado.
A dispute over the “fake news” label erupted in early February between state Sen. Ray Scott and Grand Junction Daily Sentinel Publisher Jay Seaton. This quarrel has implications that include whether fake news is defined broadly or narrowly, rights and responsibilities under the First Amendment and the state’s legislative immunity law, and the future of Colorado’s open records law, among others.
Stein takes over as editorial page editor for Durango Herald, Valley Courier earns Colorado Nonprofit award for Excellence in Media, Retired AP bureau chief McGowan inducted into Wyoming Press Hall, Denver Post posts 6.3 million unique visitors, SPJ and 70 more journalism groups question government access