New Board Set, NewsTrain on track and SPJ’s EIJ 2013

Hope everyone’s summer has gone swimmingly. Hard to believe it’s already drawing to a close. Your Colorado Pro board is set, with the July elections behind us (thanks to all who voted). We’d like to welcome new board members: Tak Landrock, a multiple award-winning investigative reporter at KDVR FOX 31 with a 20-year Colorado career in television journalism; and Kara Mason, a student at Colorado State University-Pueblo working a dual degree in journalism and political science, magazine editor at CSU-Pueblo Today and news editor for the Pulp, an alternative news magazine in Pueblo. Tak and Kara bring some fresh ideas and enthusiasm to the board and we’re excited to have them.

CPA’s NewsTrain headed to Colorado Springs
Colorado Pro is happy to help the Colorado Press Association spread the word about NewsTrain. It’s a two-day journalism workshop that will be in Colorado Springs Sept. 27-28. NewsTrain is sponsored by APME and the workshop is hosted by the Colorado Press Association and the Colorado Springs Gazette. We’re so excited about it, we’re going to pay the registration fees for two Colorado SPJ members to attend. If you’re interested, email us at For more information about NewsTrain visit CPA’s website.

SPJ’s EIJ 2013
We’re pumped about SPJ’s national convention Excellence in Journalism in Anaheim this weekend. Colorado Pro President Dennis Huspeni is representing the chapter and we gave Colorado freelance writer and SPJ member Jayme Moye a $500 stipend to offset most registration and travel costs for her to attend. They’ll both be tweeting (@denmanh, @jaymemoye and @spjcolo) and posting updates on our FaceBook page. Moye’s stipend, along with the NewsTrain registration stipends, shows the chapter’s commitment to getting our members help with professional training. If you have any tips on available training, let us know!