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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 breakfast at the Colorado Capitol building on the topic of the #MeToo phenomenon, 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!

#MeToo Panel

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 harrassed?), 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
  • When: Friday, April 27, 2018
  • Time: 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
  • 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 Vinson

More information coming soon

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.

Nantiya Ruan

Nantiya Ruan HeadshotNantiya Ruan is a Professor of the Practice of Law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and Of Counsel at Outten & Golden LLP, New York, NY. As a Professor of the Practice, Ruan teaches first year lawyering, as well as Homeless Policy Advocacy, Poverty & Low Wage Work, and advanced Workplace Law courses. In her capacity as Of Counsel, Ruan represents employees in national employment discrimination and wage and hour class actions. Ruan is admitted to practice in Colorado, New York, and California. Ruan was a judicial clerk for Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She has also clerked in the state appellate courts. In 2004, Ruan joined the faculty at Denver Law and her scholarship explores the intersection of civil rights, complex litigation, and poverty law. She also writes on experiential learning with clients and teaching public interest to law students.

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.

Lynn Schofield Clark

Lynn Schofield Clark HeadshotLynn Schofield Clark is Professor and Chair of the Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies and Director of the Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media at the University of Denver. An ethnographer who has studied and worked with diverse U.S. families and young people for more than 15 years, Clark is interested in how the everyday uses of digital, mobile and social media shape peoples' identities and aspirations, particularly in the context of widening income inequality in the United States. She teaches courses in journalism, media and intersectionalities, and media studies. Clark is coauthor of Young People and the Future of News: Social Media and the Rise of Connective Journalism, published by Cambridge University Press in 2017 with Associate Professor Regina Marchi of Rutgers University, along with The Parent App: Understanding Families in a Digital Age (Oxford University Press, 2012), which was named an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice

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

  • The Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • Open Media Foundation
  • 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 for 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 Lecture

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.

Individual tickets cost $125 for members of the Denver Press Club, which includes a ticket to a VIP reception from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Club before the banquet. The cost of the banquet is $150 for nonmembers, plus an additional $25 for the VIP reception.

Buy tickets or find out more about the Damon Runyon Award Dinner

 

Register

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