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Jeff Roberts

Jeff Roberts of Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition

Jeff Roberts of the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition will present a program on open records Sept. 14 in Grand Junction. The event, sponsored by SPJ Colorado Pro, will be free and open to the public.

WHEN: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14, 2017

WHERE: The Mesa Room at Central Library Grand Junction, 443 N. 6th St., Grand Junction.

WHAT: Join SPJ Colorado Pro and the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition for a talk by Jeff Roberts on the Colorado Open Records Act and the Freedom of Information Act. Refreshments will be served.

WHO: Jeff Roberts is the executive director of the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition. Before joining the non-profit in July 2013, he worked in journalism and public policy, according to his organization. Jeff was at The Denver Post from 1984-2007 as a reporter, assistant city editor and data journalism specialist on The Post’s projects team. He later spent four years at the University of Denver’s Center for Colorado’s Economic Future. Early in his career, he was a reporter at the News-Press in Fort Myers, Fla. Roberts earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern University.

R.S.V.P.: Not necessary

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David BaronFormer NPR science correspondent David Baron, an ardent eclipse chaser, will talk about the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21 and about a similar event that occurred long ago. His new book, American Eclipse: A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World, tells the true story of a total eclipse that crossed the American West—including Denver—in 1878.

Join us from 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 26 at The Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Place in Denver.

** This event is a being held as part of a partnership between the Denver Press Club and the SPJ Colorado Pro chapter. Please considering joining and getting involved with our organizations.

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Let’s talk fighting the good fight for journalism, for the public, for democracy. It matters. Come grab a drink with us at 6:30 p.m. April 18 at the Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Place. Street parking is available nearby, cash bar will be available.

SPJ chapters across the country will partcipate in the After Deadline event.

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Greg Moore

The Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition will present Gregory Moore, former editor of The Denver Post, with the Jean Otto Friend of Freedom Award at a fundraising luncheon at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, at the Denver Consistory, 1370 Grant St., Denver.

The award recognizes someone for sustained and/or significant contributions to open government and First Amendment causes in Colorado. It honors the legacy of Jean Otto, a long-time editor and reader representative at the Rocky Mountain News who founded the CFOIC in 1987 and was a tireless advocate for First Amendment and freedom-of-information rights.

Tickets are $30 per person, and additional tax-deductible contributions to CFOIC are appreciated.

For information on how to order tickets, please contact CFOIC at this link.


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Please join SPJ Colorado Pro and other journalism organizations for a mixer from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Denver Press Club. A cash bar will be available and all are welcome. Keep an eye on this website for more details, and R.S.V.P. through Facebook to invite your friends.

Street parking is available near the club, which is located at 1330 Glenarm Place in Denver.

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