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Real News Day

Celebrating 25 Years and Real News Day: April 27

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 on that date: 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 morning panel at the Colorado Capitol building titled "Front Page News: Voice and the #MeToo Movement," featuring Kindy, Colorado Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran, and representatives of the University of Denver and the Denver community. The event will be hosted by the Estlow Center, in partnership with the University of Denver's Departments of Media, Film & Journalism Studies and Communication Studies, the DU Center on American Politics, and the Colorado Women's College, among other community partners.

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.

See below for the full schedule of events or register to attend

Don't Miss These Events!

Front Page News: Voice and the #MeToo Movement

Join us at the Colorado State Capitol building as we convene DU scholars, government officials, media professionals, and community members to discuss the significance of the #MeToo movement and the questions that it raises, especially related to sexual assault and harassment: the shifting dynamics of burden of proof (who is presumed to have to prove that someone was assaulted and/or harassed?), the power and volatility of personal testimony and story as forms of evidence (especially in the times of "fake news" and "social movement 2.0"), institutional accountability, and the role of the media (traditional news outlets as well as social media) in these shifts. 

  • Where: Colorado State Capitol Building, House Committee Room (Room 112) 
                200 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80203
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  • When: Friday, April 27, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
  • Light refreshments will be provided
  • Register for the #MeToo Panel

Meet the panelists

Crisanta Duran

Crisanta Duran Headshot Days after picking up three seats in the November 2016 elections, the majority Democrats in the Colorado House of Representatives voted unanimously to designate Crisanta Duran as the 58th Speaker of the House. Speaker Duran is first Latina speaker of the Colorado House and the only one in the country. Speaker Duran is a sixth-generation Coloradan with a law degree from the University of Colorado, where she was elected president of the Student Bar Association and the Latino Law Student Association. At the age of 36, she is in her fourth and final two-year term representing House District 5 in central Denver. Speaker Duran was a featured speaker at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Under her leadership, the 2017 legislative session was acclaimed by Gov. John Hickenlooper and others as the most productive in many years, with bipartisan compromise agreements on several issues that had long eluded the state legislature.

Kimberly Kindy

Kimberly Kindy HeadshotKimberly Kindy is a national investigative reporter for The Washington Post who contributed to the Post's 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning series on police shootings. The award in the "National Reporting" category — which the Post has won three times in the past three years — recognized the newspaper for "its revelatory initiative in creating and using a national database to illustrate how often and why the police shoot to kill and who the victims are most likely to be." Recently, Kindy has covered for the Post former congressional staffers who are calling for policy changes and for sexual-harassment training in the U.S. Capitol. She has also reported on the ongoing climate-related crises in Florida and Houston, holding the Federal Emergency Management Agency accountable for keeping its promises to flood and hurricane victims, as well as the scrutiny of Confederate monuments and the rise of white-nationalist movements.

Neha Mahajan

Neha Mahajan headshotNeha Mahajan is the Director of the Colorado Chapter of 9to5. Neha is the daughter of South Asian immigrants and has supported social justice and community organizing work for over 15 years. Locally she has served as Co-Director of the Chinook Fund, Colorado's only community-led social justice foundation, and Survivors Organizing for Liberation, a statewide organization dedicated to LGBTQ justice and youth organizing. She is also on the board of GIFT and a member of Standing in Our Power, a national network of women of color committed to transforming leadership for social justice movements.

Lisa Ingarfield

Lisa Ingarfield Headshot Lisa Ingarfield has over 15 years experience in sexual assault response and prevention in Colorado. Dr. Ingarfield graduated in 2014 with her PhD in Communication Studies from the University of Denver. Her research focused on sexual violence victim advocacy and the manifestation of power in advocacy relationships. She most recently worked for the State of Colorado's Office for Victims Programs in the Division of Criminal Justice as the director of the Sexual Assault Response Program, assessing the state of forensic compliance in Colorado. In this role, she developed data collection strategies to better understand problems and successes with criminal justice response to sexual assault. Dr. Ingarfield is now an independent research and evaluation consultant. She is currently the principal investigator on two federally funded research studies. One is with the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the other is with Commerce City and Brighton Police Departments. She is also a freelance writer, focusing on issues related to women, gender equity, sport, and inclusivity.

Rachel Arnow-Richman

Rachel Arnow-Richman HeadshotRachel Arnow-Richman earned her JD, cum laude, from Harvard University and her BA, summa cum laude, in English from Rutgers University. She also holds an LLM from Temple University School of Law, where she was an Abraham L. Freedman Fellow and Lecturer in Law. Prior to joining the College of Law, Prof. Arnow-Richman was an associate professor at the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and a visiting associate professor at Temple University School of Law. Before entering law teaching, she served as a judicial clerk to the New Jersey Supreme Court and practiced employment and commercial law at Drinker, Biddle and Reath LLP in Philadelphia. She has served as visiting associate professor at Fordham Law School and a visiting professor at Colorado Law School. Prof. Arnow-Richman teaches and publishes in the areas of employment law and contracts. She was previously the Chair of the American Association of Law Schools Committee on Labor & Employment Law and currently serves on the executive committee of the Committee on Contracts & Commercial Law.

Christina Foust

Christina Foust Headshot Christina R. Foust, PhD, is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Denver. Professor Foust's research and teaching engage rhetoric, power and social change in a variety of contexts, including social movements, political discourse and pop culture. She is author of Transgression as a Mode of Resistance, and co-editor of What Democracy Looks Like: The Rhetoric of Social Movements and Counterpublics. Her recent work on "Social Movement 2.0" explores how technologies such as Twitter and Facebook affect our understandings of social change, and how critical study may help avoid utopian and dystopian views of technology in social movement.

Angel Hinzo

Angel Hinzo HeadshotAngel M. Hinzo (Ho-Chunk), enrolled Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, is currently the Interdisciplinary Indigenous Studies Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Denver. She recently completed her PhD in Native American Studies with a designated emphasis in Feminist Theory and Research from the University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on Native American history, federal Indian policy, and methods of decolonization. She also received her B.A. in United States history from the University of California, San Diego. Her dissertation "Voicing Across Space: Subverting Colonial Structures in Ho-Chunk/Winnebago Tribal History" is a historical narrative of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin that concentrates on intertribal, state, and federal relations from the mid-1800s to the present. Her research incorporates feminist and Indigenous methodologies in analyzing primary and secondary sources. Her future research projects are to expand on oral interviews in documenting Ho-Chunk history. When Dr. Hinzo is not working on research, she enjoys beading and other arts.

Renee Botta (Moderator)

Renee BottaRenée A. Botta (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998) is an associate professor of global health and development communication in the Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies at the University of Denver. Botta has spent 15 years working in various countries in southern and eastern Africa to improve health outcomes through health promotion and participatory communication. Her research focuses on communication in WASH projects and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, and includes health behavior change, health promotion campaigns, international and intercultural health communication, and family and peer communication about health and about health messages.

 

Our Sponsors

  • Rocky Mountain PBS
  • The Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • Open Media Foundation
  • Denver Metro Media
  • Colorado Media Alliance
  • The Colorado Women's College
  • The Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media at the University of Denver
  • The Divisions of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Denver
  • The Department of Communication Studies at the University of Denver
  • The Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies at the University of Denver
  • The Center on American Politics at the University of Denver
  • The Office of Academic Innovation at the University of Denver
  • The Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver

 

25th Anniversary Estlow Center Anvil of Freedom Award Luncheon

Kimberly Kindy HeadshotYou're invited to the 25th Anniversary Estlow Anvil of Freedom Award Lecture by Kimberly Kindy, investigative reporter for The Washington Post, who worked on the Post's 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning series on police shootings. Kindy will speak on the importance of journalism in times of turmoil and what journalists can do to combat the spreading fear of "fake news."

The Edward W. and Charlotte A. Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media seeks to explore the ways in which the traditional roles of journalism — information-sharing, knowledge-gathering, serving as a watchdog on power, providing the means for democratic participation in collective life and promoting public good — are finding new forms of expression and experimentation in the online digital environment.

Each year, the Estlow International Center for Journalism & New Media works with industry professionals and academic leaders to select the Estlow lecturer and recipient of the Anvil of Freedom Award. Kindy was selected to give the keynote address as the 2018 Award recipient.

Recently, Kindy has covered for the Post former congressional staffers who are calling for policy changes and for sexual-harassment training in the U.S. Capitol. She has also reported on the ongoing climate-related crises in Florida and Houston, holding the Federal Emergency Management Agency accountable for keeping its promises to flood and hurricane victims, as well as the scrutiny of Confederate monuments and the rise of white-nationalist movements.

 

The Denver Press Club's Damon Runyon Award Dinner

The Denver Press Club will honor Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post and who led The Boston Globe team that won a Pulitzer Prize (as shown in the Oscar-winning film "Spotlight") with its most prestigious prize, the Damon Runyon Award.

The film was a powerful story about determined reporters at the Globe uncovering the Boston Catholic church's sexual abuse scandal. Actor Liev Schreiber portrayed Baron.

The award is named after Damon Runyon, a legendary columnist and early DPC member, and is given annually to a journalist of national renown.

The Damon Runyon Award Dinner is now sold out. 

 

Register

Registration for Real News Day is now available at http://dughost.imodules.com/real-news-day

You may also consider joining our cosponsor, Colorado Media Alliance, at Colorado Journalism Week April 16-20. Find out more on the CMA events page

 

Digitize the Clarion

The University Libraries and the DU Clarion are excited to share their very first DUGood project, "Digitize the Clarion". This one hundred percent student-run newspaper has been sharing relevant DU perspectives since the late 1800s, and University Libraries proudly holds this vast body of work in our Special Collections & Archives. Only a small portion of the Clarion is currently available online, and we hope to expand this digital offering by providing work-study students firsthand experiences archiving, digitizing, and learning from these historical documents. Help Fund "Digitize the Clarion". 

 

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