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Announcing "Real News Day"

Kimberly Kindy and Martin Baron headshots

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. 

Click here for more information on Real News Day and the associated events, including registration opportunities: Real News Day 2018


2018 Morton L. Margolin Distinguished Lecture

Mary Reed Building from the Humanities GardenOn Tuesday, January 30, the Departments of Media, Film & Journalism Studies and Economics hosted macroeconomist, former reporter, and DU alum Dean Baker (MA '83) as the 2018 Morton L. Margolin Distinguished Lecturer.

Dean Baker is the co-founder of the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) in Washington, D.C. An accomplished speaker and writer who is committed to making economics issues accessible for policymakers and members of the public via books, commentaries, and blogs, Baker is credited as being one of the first economists to have discovered the 2007-2008 US housing bubble. His areas of research include housing and macroeconomics, intellectual property, Social Security, Medicare, and European labor markets. He is the author of several books, including Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer. His blog, "Beat the Press," provides commentary on economic reporting.

Students, faculty, staff, and community members attended Dr. Baker's lecture, titled, "The News on the Economy: It's Not What It Should Be." Speaking to journalists and economists alike, he focused on economic journalism and what is lacking in the field, providing specific examples of past and current trends that directly affect how the public views the economy for better or for worse. He called upon journalists to be more transparent and to work harder at providing credible, comprehensible information to the American people. 

Check back soon for more information about Dr. Baker's lecture. Find out more about Morton L. Margolin and the distinguished lecture series here