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  • Russell Bassett

Looking to find a journalism job in Colorado? Look no further than the Colorado Press Association’s 2018 Job Fair sponsored by Colorado State University’s Department of Journalism & Media Communications.

  • Compiled by Contributing Editor Cheryl Ghrist

Salute and farewell to Carlos Illescas, two-time Pulitzer Prize team reporter for The Denver Post; Lawrence G. Weiss, longtime editorial writer for The Denver Post; Franklin D. Brown, former mailroom supervisor for The Denver Post; Father Daniel Flaherty, former editor, business manager with Denver Catholic Register; Grace Mary Luckasen, former Littleton Independent columnist; Thomas Elbert McElroy, former circulation manager for the Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post.

  • Compiled by Contributing Editor Cheryl Ghrist

In this month's Quick Hitters, Denver Post Publisher Mac Tully stepping down, Coloradoan Publisher Jack-Romero has new sales territory, Jacobson heads Greeley Chamber board and joins leadership program, Times-Call answers community’s call by expanding staff, Moorhead retires after 18 years at Chaffee County Times.

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The Colorado Press Association is seeking nominations for its Board of Directors. Interested candidates should submit a formal letter of interest, outlining industry experience, reasons for wanting to join the Board, and what strengths would be added by their addition. 

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  • By Cheryl Ghrist, contributing editor

This issue, “10 Questions” takes a holiday slant, with your own CPA/SYNC2 Media staff. We hope you enjoy this time spent with CEO Jerry Raehal, Membership and Projects Specialist Russell Bassett, Office Manager Jean Creel, Lead Business Development Specialist Judy Quelch, Business Developmen…

In this month's Quick Hitters: Tribune columnist publishes new true crime book, Aspen Times & Historical Society help preserve politics in cartoon form, more news seekers turning to social media sites, tips on avoiding fake news, and postal rates expected to rise by 2 percent come January

Salute and farewell to Kenneth Everett “Kenny” Kimble, retired from The Denver Post circulation department

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The Colorado Press Association is accepting nominations for 2017 Member Awards through midnight on Monday, Jan. 22. Winners will be announced at the annual convention on April 14 at the Antlers Hotel in Colorado Springs. 

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  • Matt Lubich

Dear Fellow Enemy of the People,

Makes you wince, doesn’t it? None of us got into the business to make friends, but we also certainly didn’t likely get into it to make enemies. We try in our newswriting to provide as much information as possible, with all sides and perspectives represented fairly and accurately, and then let the reader decide. Some are going to love us. Some are going to loath us. We just need to do good work.

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  • By Rob Reuteman


When someone asks me what I’m up to these days, and I tell them I teach journalism at Colorado State University, their responses range from “Are students still majoring in journalism?” to “Why bother?”

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  • By Cheryl Ghrist, contributing editor

This issue, “10 Questions” checks in with Sheli Steele, advertising manager for the twice-weekly Craig Press. Formerly the Craig Daily Press, the publication has reinvented itself to adapt to changes in both its community and the newspaper industry.

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  • By Jeremy Mims

For the first time in a long time,
 we have the upper hand. Amazon Alexa, Google Home,and Apple’s upcoming HomePod are just the beginning of a revolution in voice computing where you will be able to listen, ask and learn in the home, car, on mobile and your headphones.

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  • By Russell Bassett

CPA adopts code of ethics, encourages public to participate in ethics committee. At its August meeting, The Colorado Press Association board of directors unanimously approved a motion to adopt the Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics as CPA’s ethical code.

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  • By Jill Farschman

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

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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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!