Out Front publisher Jerry Cunningham and editor Berlin Sylvestre show off copies of the newsmagazine alongside Denver Press Club board member Cara DeGette, far left and Colorado SPJ Pro chapter president Kara Mason, far right, Aug. 4 at the Denver Press Club.

Join Colorado SPJ Pro on Thursday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Denver Press Club when our guests for the next Fireside Chat will be the publisher and editor of Out Front Colorado.
Now in its 40th year of covering Colorado’s GLBTQ community, Out Front is the one of the longest-running gay news publications in the country.
Guests will be Jerry Cunningham, publisher of Out Front and Berlin Sylvestre, the editor. They will talk about the history of OutFront and what it is like to cover the issues of concern to LGBTQ readers.
Out Front was founded by Phil Price in 1976. In the first issue, Price described Out Front’s mission:
“Out Front will cater to the needs and desires of gays in the area and will feature articles, thought-provoking editorial, the latest news and exciting photography,” he wrote. Price passed away in 2002.
The Fireside Chats are a series of informal conversations with journalists on topics of interest to the profession. This event is co-sponsored by the Denver Press Club and the Colorado Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
This event will be hosted by DPC board member Cara DeGette and incoming SPJ Colorado Chapter President Kara Mason. This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, email damon_runyon@hotmail.com

Colorado representatives at the Ted Scripps Leadership Institute July 22-24 in Denver, conducted by the Society of Professional Journalists, left to right: Roxanne Foster, Journalism & Women Symposium; Janis Carrasquel, Denver freelancer; Samantha Wright, the San Juan Independent; Kara Mason, Pueblo Pulp and president of SPJ Colorado Pro, Rachael Worthington, Colorado State University-Fort Collins and vice president of the CSU student chapter; Mark Newton, Highlands Ranch High School. SPJ Colorado Pro past president Ed Otte also attended.


Denver Post editor Lee Ann Colacioppo discussed local news coverage and the future of print journalism, among other topics, at a July 13 program at the Denver Press Club. The program, sponsored by the Colorado Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, was taped by Denver Media Services and will be broadcast at a later date.

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Lee Ann Colacioppo

Denver Post editor Lee Ann Colacioppo will be featured in a program at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at the Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Place. The program, sponsored by the Colorado Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, is free and open to the public.

Colacioppo was named editor of The Post on May 31, becoming the first woman to hold that position in the nearly 124-year history of the newspaper. She succeeded Greg Moore who resigned in April after 14 years as editor.

Durng her 17-year tenure at The Post, Colacioppo served as city editor, investigations editor and news editor. She was a key leader on The Post’s 2012 Aurora shooting coverage for which the newspaper won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Coverage.

A graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver and Drake University, Colacioppo previously was an editor at The Des Moines Register in Iowa.

Metered parking is available on Glenarm Place in front of and near the Press Club. Parking is also available in a public lot on the southwest side of the Club. Both street and parking lot meters accept credit cards.


9News Producer Nicole Vap talks investigative journalism with Sandra Fish June 30 at the Denver Press Club.

Gazette Pulitzer

Dave Philipps and Michael Ciaglo discuss The Gazette’s 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning series “Other Than Honorable” at a June 16 program at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. The program was one in a statewide series celebrating the Pulitzer’s Centennial. The next programs will be Sept. 13 in Greeley, and Sept.15 in Fort Collins. The Colorado Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is one of the series sponsors.


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