New Monthly Newspaper Coming to NW Denver

A new monthly newspaper is coming to Northwest Denver. Libby Flood of Business Den has the story. David Sabados and Sabrina D’Agosta are behind the new Denver North Star.

It will cover Sloan’s Lake, West Colfax, Jefferson Park, the Highlands, Sunnyside, Berkeley and Chaffee Park.

The North Star fills a gap left by the 2017 closing of The North Denver Tribune

Shapley Named Managing Editor of Colorado Politics

By Colorado Politics

Linda Shapley

Linda Shapley, a former managing editor of The Denver Post and a veteran journalist, has been named managing editor of Colorado Politics, Publisher Jared Wright announced Wednesday.

Shapley will lead a staff of seven reporters and editors covering the state political scene and guiding its expansion into Denver civic affairs.

She starts Oct. 21.

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Study: Those Who Understand How News Is Produced Can Better Weed Out Disinformation

Columbia Journalism Review reports that two new studies conclude that people who understand how journalists produce news, and how news media operate, can better identify real news.

Some answers in the studies, however, indicate how little understanding of the process many people have. Michelle A. Amazeen and Erik P. Bucy have the story.

Dec. 31 will be -30- for The Newseum

After more than 11 years and nearly 10 million visitors, the Newseum will close on Dec. 31.

The Washington, DC monument to the news industry has struggled financially for a number of years and says continued operations at its current location are unsustainable.

In January 2019, it announced an agreement to sell the Newseum building on historic Pennsylvania Avenue to Johns Hopkins University, which will use the building for its D.C.-based graduate programs. The Newseum is at 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC.

SPJ Colorado Pro Members Needed for College Campus Visits

Come sit at a table like this and help young journalists. Doug Bell photo

 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. 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.

American Library Association Lists Most Challenged Books of 2018

The American Library Association, which condemns censorship and works to ensure free access to information, compiles an annual list of the Top Ten Most Challenged Books in order to inform the public about censorship in libraries and schools. The lists are based on information from media stories and voluntary challenge reports from communities across the United States.

The Top Ten lists are only a snapshot of book challenges. Surveys indicate that 82-97 percent of book challenges (documented requests to remove materials from schools or libraries) remain unreported and receive no media attention