Journalism in Colorado is under siege. And headlines keep coming about censorship, layoffs and protests in local newsrooms.
Join Colorado Independent Editor Susan Greene at the Denver Athletic Club on Wednesday, May 30th for lunch and conversation about Colorado’s current local media landscape and what it will take to defy its downward spiral. She’ll discuss why newspapers are failing, what news is being ignored, what “fake news” really looks like in Colorado, and what will become of public interest news and watchdog journalism here.
A former longtime Denver Post investigative reporter and metro columnist, Susan is a Pulitzer Prize finalist who has been honored by the ACLU and the Society of Professional Journalists over the past year for her coverage of civil rights issues and government transparency problems. The Colorado Independent is a statewide, nonprofit news source at www.coloradoindependent.com that’s home to some of Colorado’s best journalists, including Tina Griego, Corey Hutchins, Pulitzer-winning cartoonist Mike Keefe, and columnist Mike Littwin. We don’t do censorship, or fluff, and our newsroom is growing at a time when traditional outlets are shrinking.
The luncheon is part of the Denver Athletic Club’s speaker series and starts at noon on May 30. Tickets are $25, including a lunch of tomato bisque w/crème fraîche & croutons, cornmeal crusted salmon with pico de gallo and chili beurre blanc, saffron rice & fresh vegetable medley, and family style cookies & brownies. Please RSVP to Presley Askew at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservations must be made by noon on Tuesday, May 29.
We hope to see you there.