When board members of SPJ Colorado Pro learned about a remarkable effort by a suburban Denver group to bring education and an online newspaper to young women on the edge of the Sahara Desert, they saw opportunity.

In the end, the chapter granted $2,000 toward the 2018 initiative in Senegal. The project there was led Judy Beggs, a lawyer from Denver, whose organization, Friends of Geuoul, has worked tirelessly to establish a school and more for the young women.

SPJ Colorado Pro Board Member Fred Brown, a former SPJ national president, explained the details for Quill, the SPJ magazine.

The Colorado Sun will celebrate its first anniversary on Thursday, Sept. 5, with a gathering for members and the public. 

The event will be at the Wynkoop Brewery in Denver from 5-8 p.m. It will feature a meet-and-greet with the Sun’s staff and remarks from special guest Mark Lasswell, an editor for the Op-Ed section at The Washington Post and previously at The Wall Street Journal. The Sun’s reporting recently led The Post to solicit an op-ed on Columbine High School.

The event is open to the public at $10 a person, and free to Colorado Sun members (who have received or will receive a special email link for tickets). The Sun invited members who have not received invitations to contact it at sunevents@coloradosun.com, and include the Sun account registered email address.

Appetizers and drink specials will be available, and a special Colorado Sun brew will be on tap. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Sun. T-shirts, tote bags and stickers also will be for sale. 

The Wynkoop is at 1634 18th St., Denver, across the street from Union Station.

watergate-boxQuill, the magazine of the Society of Professional Journalists, has found and reviewed a new board game based loosely on the 1972 misadventures of then-President Richard M. Nixon and an unnamed newspaper (want to guess which one?).

It is called, appropriately, Watergate, and the reviewer (Lou Harry, editor of Quill) likes it — though he points out that the rule book is 23 pages long.

Few fun things in life are free, of course, and that adage holds true for this game.

You can order it for $45.50 (includes shipping).

Colorado Media Project will sponsor Pop-Up Zine: Denver, a one-night-only “live magazine” experience. Tickets are $17.55 each.

Journalists from Colorado Public Radio, Denverite.com, The Denver Post and more will perform originally reported stories like they’ve never been told, according to Colorado Media Project.

It’s a Friday, Sept. 13 — yep, Friday the Thirteenth — event, starting at 6 p.m., at Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. 

For more about other journalism-related topics in Colorado Media Project’s current newsletter: coloradomediaproject.com

The Denver Post, is offering 10-week paid internships for college seniors for Summer 2020.

Interns will work as news or features reporters and photographers, according to The Post’s press release. These are paid internships, but interns will be responsible for their own travel, housing and transportation costs. More details are available from Monica Brewer at internships@denverpost.com.


  • Applicants should have completed junior year of college
  • A demonstrated interest in print and online journalism
  • A reliable car is required for news reporting
  • Previous internship at a daily paper is required

Include in your application:

  • A cover letter outlining the position that interests you. Attach your cover letter as page 1 or 2 of your resume in the online application portal.
  • A resume that includes 3 references and links to 5 of your most recent pieces of work or a link to your personal website

To apply, follow one of the links below:

Features reporting intern

City Desk reporting intern

Photographer intern

Applications MUST be submitted through the online application portal. Applications and resumes sent via email will not be considered.
The deadline for applications is Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019.

SPJ Colorado Pro will mark its 70th anniversary on Oct. 13, 2019. The chapter was organized on Oct. 13, 1949, mostly through the efforts of William Kostka Sr. and Palmer Hoyt, then publisher of The Denver Post.

Do you have ideas for a celebration?

GET INVOLVED!! All members are welcome to attend Colorado SPJ Pro Board Meetings. The next session is Saturday, Sept. 21, at 9:30 a.m. at Metropolitan State University of Denver, Room C119. Come volunteer for a committee (Top of the Rockies contest, Scholarships, Programs, and more), or to simply offer your thoughts. Journalism needs you now more than ever.