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The 25th Anniversary Estlow Lecture and Anvil of Freedom Award

The Estlow International Center for Journalism & New Media is proud to announce that, in honor of the 25th anniversary of the Center's Anvil of Freedom Award and in conjunction with the Denver Press Club, April 27th will be honored by the Denver Press Club and the University of Denver as Real News Day.

Real News Day will consist of a series of events related to journalism and the media nationally and in Denver. The Estlow Center and the Denver Press Club will also play host to two special guests from the Washington Post: reporter Kimberly Kindy will receive the Estlow Center's 25th Anniversary Anvil of Freedom Award and Washington Post editor Martin Baron will receive the Denver Press Club's prestigious Damon Runyon Award.

Real News day will open with a breakfast panel on Friday, April 27th, on the #MeToo campaign, featuring Kindy and representatives of the University of Denver and the Denver Community, and hosted by the Estlow Center, in partnership with the University of Denver Departments of Media, Film & Journalism Studies and Communication Studies, the DU Center for American Politics, and the Colorado Women's College. Kindy will be presented with the Anvil of Freedom award during a luncheon lecture at the University of Denver. Baron will be the featured speaker at the Denver Press Club's Damon Runyon Award dinner later that evening.

More information on Real News Day and the associated events, including registration opportunities, will be forthcoming.

The Estlow Lecture

Every year, the Edward W. and Charlotte A. Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media at the University of Denver brings to campus the Estlow lecturer, a person or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to journalism and democracy.

  • As Estlow lecturer, the honoree is invited to speak with several undergraduate classes and student groups, and is awarded with the Anvil of Freedom during a lecture that is open to the public.
  • Past honorees include Lourdes Garcia-Navarro of NPR, Michelle Bernard of MSNBC, author and environmental activist Bill McKibben, and CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer, as well as organizations including Free Press, Global Voices Online and Ushahidi.
  • The Estlow Lecture occurs in conjunction with an annual universitywide event. Past Estlow Lectures have taken place as part of the University's Diversity Summit, its Internationalization Summit and its Summit on Communication.
Marsico Visiting Scholars

The Center collaborates with a variety of university faculty members and campus centers to bring visiting scholars and events to campus to speak with students and offer public lectures.

Previous Marsico Visiting Scholars with expertise in media and journalism have included Assistant Professor Emiliano Trere of Scuola of Normale Superiore (Italy), Associate Professor Regina Marchi of Rutgers University, Senior Lecturer Zala Volcic of Queensland University (Australia), Senior Lecturer Rivka Ribak of Haifa University (Israel) and Professor Mara Einstein of Queens College.



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To support the efforts of the Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media and to help further the opportunities for the research, teaching and growth of advocacy journalism and new media, please consider a gift to the Estlow Center Fund. 

Without the generosity of people like you and Ed Estlow, we cannot fulfill our mission to support emergent journalism practices. Thank you. 

Donations can be made online by filling out this form and selecting the "Estlow Center for Journalism & New Media Fund" box under other designation options. 

Gifts can also be mailed to:

The Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media
University of Denver
2490 S. Gaylord St.
Denver, CO 80208

All contributions are tax-deductible. For additional information, please email us at

Margie Thompson addresses the 2015 Diversity Summit