Resume Writing Session Set for College Journalism Students

A resume writing workshop for college journalism students will be offered at the historic Denver Press Club on Saturday, Oct. 12 from noon until 4 p.m.

The workshop, sponsored by the Denver Press Club and SPJ Colorado Pro, will feature “speed dating” sessions with hiring managers and senior journalists.

Very important: Students — bring your resumes and work samples for the professionals to review. They won’t write or compose them for you, but they will offer critiques.

The event is free and open to all journalism students. The Denver Press Club is at 1330 Glenarm Place, Denver.

Historic Denver Press Club To Induct Five Into Hall of Fame Oct. 4

The historic Denver Press Club will welcome its 2019 Hall of Fame inductees Friday, Oct. 4 at the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place, Denver (across the street from the Press Club), at 7 p.m. (in the Grand Ballroom). A social hour will be at the Press Club 5-6:30 p.m. Tickets (which include dinner) are required.

The club will induct Sam Adams, a former sportswriter for the Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post, who now is a professional comedian; John Sunderland, former director of photography for The Denver Post; Tina Griego, managing editor at the Colorado Independent and a former writer for the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post and The Washington Post; Mike Landess, the legendary Denver television anchor who retired late last year; and the late Bob Martin, the longtime play-by-play announcer for the Denver Broncos.

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SPJ Colorado Pro Members Needed for College Campus Visits

SPJ Colorado Pro volunteers are needed to help staff campus visits to colleges and universities in coming months, said Board Member Doug Bell, chair of the Education Committee. The visits are scheduled by and conducted in concert with the Colorado Press Association.

Dates and locations are:

  • Thursday, Oct. 3 — Colorado State University – Fort Collins
  • Thursday, Oct. 24 — University of Colorado – Boulder
  • Tuesday, Nov. 5 — Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • November date to be set — Regis University, Denver

Email Bell for details.

SPJ National Honors John Ensslin


John Ensslin, former national president of the Society of Professional Journalists, and former president of the SPJ Colorado Pro Chapter, died in Denver on Aug. 5, 2019. He was honored with a resolution at SPJ national’s Excellence in Journalism conference in San Antonio on Sept. 7, 2019.

Resolution No. 1 
Remembering Former SPJ President John Ensslin
Submitted by: Director At-Large Lauren Bartlett, Region 3 director Michael Koretzky
Delegate Action: Approved

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Get Involved with SPJ Colorado Pro!

SPJ ColoPro LogoGET INVOLVED!! All members are welcome to attend Colorado SPJ Pro Board Meetings. The next session is Saturday, Oct. 19, 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.

Need Help Coping With the Stresses of Journalism?

Three mental health professionals will present a panel designed to help journalists cope with the stresses of their jobs. The session will be tonight — Thursday, Sept. 19 — from 7 until 8 p.m. at the Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Place. Drinks are at 6:30 p.m.

The three professionals are Dr. Tanya Greathouse, Dr. Dawn Matera Bassett and Susan Archuleta.

The event is free, but tickets are required.

Workshop Planned to Help Journalists, Public Create Interactive Stories About Immigration in Colorado

By Sandra Fish and Lynn Clark

For Migrahack

ColoMigrahackLogoHow can we encourage deep, data-driven, trustworthy and meaningful reporting on one of the most contentious, polarizing topics facing this nation – immigration?

We’re gathering journalists, developers, community members and students to collaborate in a two-day hackathon using data to create interactive stories about immigration in our state: Migrahack. Registration is required, though the event is free and open to the public.

Migrahack will consist of day-long sessions Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27 and 28, at the University of Denver, Anderson Academic Commons, 2150 E. Evans Ave., Denver.

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