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.

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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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Nicole Vap

Popularity of the Academy Award-winning film “Spotlight” and the release of the Panama Papers have revived the public’s interest in investigative journalism.

The former told about the Boston Globe’s expose of a decades-long child abuse scandal. The latter revealed an international web of money laundering and tax avoidance following a yearlong investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

9News producer Nicole Vap will discuss investigative journalism at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 30, 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.

Vap leads an award-winning team of reporters and producers that investigate government corruption, questionable business practices, crime and scams targeting the public. The KUSA investigative team has won numerous awards including the 2011 Columbia DuPoint Silver Baton for excellence in journalism, regional Emmys and Edward R. Murrow honors, and Associated Press and Colorado Broadcasters Association awards.

Vap and 9Wants to Know were 2012 finalists for the Investigative Reporters and Editors Freedom of Information award for “Failed Deaths,” a series of stories exposing the deaths of Colorado children under the watch of Human Services case workers across the state.

Vap is a 13-year IRE member, and serves on the board of directors of the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition and the Denver Metro Crime Stoppers organization.

Metered street parking is available on Glenarm Place in front of the press club and in the public lot southwest of the club. The meters accept credit cards.

Dear members of Colorado Pro Chapter of SPJ:
My name is Deb Hurley. I’m the news editor at Evergreen Newspapers and the elections chair for the Colorado Professional Chapter of SPJ. I am calling for self-nominations for the five positions up for election on the board: four directors a-large and the secretary.

Board meetings are held every other month, and board members may attend in person or via conference call. Board members may reside anywhere in Colorado, and must be members in good standing with national SPJ and the Colorado Professional Chapter.
To indicate your willingness to run for a position and to serve on the board, please e-mail me your name, the position you are interested in, a photo, a biography of no more than 250 words and a statement of no more than 200 words explaining why you want to be on the board. Deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 29.

The election information will be e-mailed to all members of Colorado Pro on July 1, and you will have until noon on Friday, July 8, to cast your ballot.

 If you have any questions about the process, the duties or how you can get involved with Colorado Pro – whether as a board member or as a volunteer – please contact me at 303-601-8098 or at dchurley@aol.com or contact Cara DeGette at 720-979-4385 or at cdegette@gmail.com.
Position: Secretary
Term of office: 2 years
Duties: The secretary maintains a log including meeting dates, meeting minutes, pertinent business transacted; maintains an up-to-date roster of all members with notation of their status regarding local and national dues; sends out meeting notices and other communications as directed by the president or as required by the national Society.
Position: Members of the board of directors
Term of office: 2 years
4 positions are open
Duties: The board is responsible for the general direction and planning of chapter activities. Board members are required to attend board meetings and participate in the chapter’s professional development programming.

Join The Gazette and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in exploring the impact of prize-winning journalism in the Colorado Springs community.

The reporters and photographers behind The Gazette’s two Pulitzer Prize-winning stories, “Adam and Megan” (1990) and “Other Than Honorable” (2014), will discuss their stories’ impact at the program from 6 to 8 p.m. June 16 at UCCS University Center Room 302.

Email rsvp@gazette.com before June 13 to attend this free event. Please include the number of guests.

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