Local Voices for Local News
6:00 PM18:00

Local Voices for Local News


Add your voice and ideas to this important conversation. We want to revive, strengthen, and transform local journalism, and we can’t do it without you. Co-hosted by our partners at Free Press, you'll hear from community leaders who are building innovative models for local journalism in Longmont and Boulder.

WHERE: City of Longmont Museum
  400 Quail Road, Longmont, CO

WHEN: Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. MDT

To Register: Click Here

View Event →

First Draft: Local News as a Public Good
5:30 PM17:30

First Draft: Local News as a Public Good


For cocktails and conversation about the public pathways report and more, join your friends and colleagues in the Colorado journalism community at the latest edition of FIRST DRAFT, our social event series celebrating all things local news.


  • Craig Aaron

President & CEO, Free Press

  • Mike Rispoli

 News Voices Director, Free Press

WHERE: Gates Family Foundation
  1390 Lawrence Street, 400, Denver, CO

WHEN: Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. MDT

To Register: Click Here

View Event →
Local News as a Public Good: New Pathways for Support of Civic Journalism
7:30 AM07:30

Local News as a Public Good: New Pathways for Support of Civic Journalism

  • CU-Denver School of Public Affairs (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


Moderated by Corey Hutchins, who covers media trends for The Colorado Independent and Columbia Journalism Review, and is Colorado College's Journalist in Residence.


  • Melissa Davis

Vice President for Informed Communities, Gates Family Foundation

  • JB Holston

Dean, College of Computer Science and Engineering, Denver University

  • Gregory Moor

Editor-in-Chief of Deke Digital and Denver Post Editor from 2002-2016

  • Mike Rispoli

News Voices Director, Free Press

  • Nancy Watzman

Executive Director, Colorado Media Project

  • Steven Zansberg

Senior Counsel of Ballard Spahr and President of Colorado Freedom of Information Coal

WHERE: CU-Denver School of Public Affairs
  1380 Lawrence Street, 500, Denver, CO

WHEN: Monday, October 14, 2019, 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. MDT

To Register: Click Here

View Event →
We Want YOU to Make Media
6:00 PM18:00

We Want YOU to Make Media


This is THE Colorado Film networking event of the year!


  • Networking starts at 6:00 p.m.

  • Panel discussion start at 7:00 p.m.

  • Admission is free

Did you know that Colorado has one of the biggest film communities of any state, and that many in that community volunteer their expertise, passion, and sweat equity to supply resources and create opportunities for you, the up-and-coming mediamaker? Meet the people leading the charge to boost your career!

For the first time ever, ten of these organizations will be in one room, telling you about our organizations, our offerings, and how you can use us to help reach your goals.


  • Women in Film and Media Colorado

  • Colorado Film and Video Association

  • The Colorado Office of Film, Television, and Media/CINEMA

  • Denver Media Professionals

  • Emerging Filmmakers Project


  • Film Industry Networking Denver (F.I.N.D.)

  • Colorado Filmmakers Incubator

  • Denver Film Society

  • Colorado Professional Video Association

WHERE: Sie FilmCenter
  2510 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO

WHEN: Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. MDT

For Tickets: Click Here

View Event →
Summit Job Fair
3:00 PM15:00

Summit Job Fair

Summit Job Fair


We know that the only constant in life is change, and finding your amazing career position is no exception. Join us for our summit job fair. We will host a number of industry leaders and employers looking for their next rockstar candidate.  

If you are an industry leader and want to add your organization to our attendee list. Please go to our site for more information with prices package rates. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet your next candidate

More details & RSVP Miranda@AlwaysMountainTime.com

View Event →
Colorado Migrahack
to Sep 28

Colorado Migrahack

Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28, 2019

  • 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM MDT

  • Anderson Academic Commons, Room 301

  • University of Denver

  • 2150 E. Evans Ave, Denver, CO


A Migrahack is a hackathon about migration. It’s a two-day “unconference” that brings together members of the communities most affected by immigration with journalists, developers, data scientists, and students. Together, participants form teams and work together for several hours to analyze big data sets on migration and immigration. Working with that data, they jointly generate original story ideas and produce multimedia storytelling – videos, data visualizations, podcasts, and the like – that can be shared widely. 


  • Estlow Center Anvil of Freedom Lecture

  • Colorado Migrahack

  • FOIA Workshop

  • Colorado Migrahack Community Roundtable

  • Colorado Migrahack Closing Reception and Special Presentation

WHERE: Anderson Academic Commons, Room 301, University of Denver
700 Water Street, Denver, CO

WHEN: Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28, 2019, 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM MDT

More details & RSVP click here

View Event →
Waves of Change
9:00 AM09:00

Waves of Change

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM MDT

  • Downtown Denver Aquarium

  • 700 Water Street, Denver, CO


We know that the only constant in life is change, and the public relations industry is no exception. The hallmarks that once defined our profession have been replaced by measurement, search engine optimization, internal relations, and personal branding. As soon as we master a new area, the tides seem to turn.

Spend a day with colleagues and friends at the 2019 PRSA Colorado Summit on Thursday, Sept. 26, in downtown Denver. Hear from industry leaders, connect with new friends, and develop new skills to serve your clients and organizations.


  • Matt West, Keynote
    Executive Director and Global Head of Training, Golin

  • Chris Perez, PRSA Western District Chair
    Partner, Westbound Communications

  • Marta Newhart
    Chief Communications Officer, Carpenter Technology Corporation

  • Michelle Baum
    Professor, Metropolitan State University of Denver
    CEO, Moxie + Mettle

  • Andrea Enright
    Personal Brand Specialist, The Boot Factor

  • Robert Austin
    Director of Public & Professional Relations, Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank

  • Wendy Holmes
    Director of Communications & Public Affairs, Douglas County Government

  • Alicia Patterson
    Communications & Special Projects, DaVita

WHERE: Downtown Denver Aquarium
  700 Water Street, Denver, CO

WHEN: Thursday, September 26, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. MDT

More details & RSVP  https://prsacolorado.org/meetinginfo.php?id=130

View Event →
5:00 PM17:00

PRSA Colorado Connects SW Communicators

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm PM MDT

  • Blue Spruce Brewing Company

  • 10577 W. Centennial Rd, Littleton, CO


PR newbies and seasoned professionals located in SW Denver, you’re invited to PRSA Colorado Connects SW Communicators Group.

Please join us for happy hour at Blue Spruce in Littleton. There is no cost to attend for members; non-members are $10. All attendees are kindly requested to be registered online. September is Ethics Month! Bring an ethical dilemma from your work experience and be prepared for a lively discussion.

PR Ethics

WHERE: Blue Spruce Brewing Company
10577 W. Centennial Rd, Littleton, CO

WHEN: Thursday, September 19th, 2019, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. MDT

Contact: Amy Dougherty,doughertyconsulting@comcast.netor 720-840-4546

View Event →
5:30 PM17:30

New Professionals: Headshots & Interview Critique

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

  • 5:30 PM MDT

  • Mezzanine in Improper City

  • 3201 Walnut Street, Suite 101, Denver, CO

Join us at the Mezzanine in Improper City on Tuesday, September 17, for a night of headshots and interview critique by seasoned PR professionals. This latest New Professionals event is our biggest summer bash yet. We expect 3-4 seasoned PR pros to provide insightful advice and feedback to those looking to hone in on their interview skills. Additionally, come dressed for success because we are offering a headshots session as well! If you’re in need of a new LinkedIn profile picture, dress business casual and we’ll see you there!

WHERE: Mezzanine in Improper City
3201 Walnut Street, Suite 101, Denver, CO

WHEN: Tuesday, September 17th, 2019, 5:30 p.m. MDT

Email  dani.row@velocityglobal.com or bailey.ganentt@cherwell.com with more questions.

View Event →
2019 Forum: Inclusive Hiring Practices in Local Media
1:00 PM13:00

2019 Forum: Inclusive Hiring Practices in Local Media

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM MDT

  • Open Media Foundation

  • 700 Kalamath Street, Denver, CO

Please join us for the 2019 forum on Inclusive Hiring Practices in Local Media. We will have Colorado Media Alliance, Center For Work Education and Employment, Colorado Dept of Labor & Employment, and Denver Workforce present to discuss how to increase diversity among media and communications professionals in Colorado. 

Hear from industry leaders and connect with new friends to develop champion strategies for facilitating a more inclusive media landscape. The forum is open to all media-based organizations and persons interested in attending. It will also be livestreamed on the Denver Open Media Facebook page, the Open Media Foundation Facebook page, and on the Colorado Media Alliance’s website and Facebook page. We hope you will join us.


  • Colorado Media Alliance

  • Center for Work Education and Employment

  • Denver Workforce

  • Colorado Dept of Labor and Employment

  • Denver Open Media

WHERE: Open Media Foundation
  700 Kalamath Street, Denver, CO

WHEN: Tuesday, September 17th, 2019, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. MDT

Please contact Jeff Lancashire (lancashire@openmediafoundation.org) to discuss further, or RSVP at careerengine@openmediafoundation.org.

View Event →
PRSA Awards Ceremony
5:00 PM17:00

PRSA Awards Ceremony

  • 1600 Federal Boulevard Denver, CO, 80204 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

2019 Gold Pick Awards Banquet Registration Open!

Please join us for the 2019 PRSA Colorado Gold Pick Awards dinner, an annual celebration highlighting the continued successes of Colorado public relations professionals. This year, the best-of-the-best in Colorado PR will be celebrated on Thursday, May 2. Don't miss out on this spectacular evening that will include a cocktail hour, sit-down dinner, awards and entertainment.

Register by our April 18 early bird deadline and save some cash.

WHERE: Denver Field House
1600 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80204

WHEN: Thursday, May 2, 2019, 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Deadlines to keep in mind:
Early registration deadline (corporate table and individual): Thursday, April 18 at 5 p.m.
Late registration deadline (corporate table and individual): Friday, April 26 at 5 p.m.

Learn more at PSRAcolorado.org.

View Event →
The Denver Mayoral No Bullsh*t Debate
5:00 PM17:00

The Denver Mayoral No Bullsh*t Debate

More info at Facebook.com.

The Colorado Independent, Denver Open Media, and Civic Matters are proud to host the one and only Denver Mayoral No Bullsh*t Debate on April 18 at 5 pm.

The event, moderated by The Independent’s Editor Susan Greene, will be live streamed via Denver Open Media Facebook, and broadcast live on 92.9FM and 89.3 HD3. It will also be rebroadcast on KGNU radio.

The debate will focus primarily on issues related to civil rights, transparency and accountability in Denver. We promise No Bull – just straight talk about pressing issues in our community.

The following candidates have confirmed to attend:

Lisa Calderon
Stephan Evans
Marcus Giavanni
Jamie Giellis
Penfield Tate III
Kalyn Hefferman

We will be collecting live questions via Denver Open Media facebook during the live event.

View Event →
11:30 AM11:30

CMP Webinar: Applying to the ProPublica Local Reporting Network

ProPublica is again expanding the Local Reporting Network, selecting six more news organizations to begin working on local accountability projects, beginning in July 2019. Applications are due April 26. ProPublica Deputy Managing Editor Charlie Ornstein will join CMP on a webinar for Colorado newsrooms to answer questions about the Local Reporting Network, what makes a good project idea, and the elements of a successful application.

More info at Colorado Media Project.

View Event →
Denver Data Storytellers: Alberto Cairo Event
6:30 PM18:30

Denver Data Storytellers: Alberto Cairo Event

In an era where facts are all too often manipulated for political purposes, we believe citizen data literacy is a critical and under-practiced skill. As a convening of professionals that tell stories through data, we’re in a unique position to help bring relevant knowledge and tools around this topic in Denver while keeping the conversation objective.

To sign up for more information, click here.

View Event →
Media Engagement:
4:00 PM16:00

Media Engagement:

Friday, December 7, 2018

  • 4:00 PM  

Join us on Friday, December 7th at 4 PM for our panel discussion Media Engagement: Engaging Underrepresented Communities in Denver’s New Media Conversation

The City of Denver refused to renew OMF’s contract to operate Public Access TV and has no immediate plans to continue serving marginalized communities with Public Access equipment, facilities, and training.  In response, we are hosting a Media Engagement event.

Event Details:

  • 4:00 PM - 5:00PM Panel Discussion

    • Media Engagement Engaging Underrepresented Communities in Denver’s New Media Conversation. This panel will be lead by community members and media professionals.

  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Lightning Talks

    • OMF will announce the new initiative and host an partner matching exercise

  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Reception and Member Showcase

    • Food and beverages will be provided in our upstairs lounge while DOM members will exhibit their productions created throughout the years.

  • 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Open Music Sessions

    • Our last session of the DOM project will consist of a live music performance from Kayla Marque, along with local comedians from Sexpot Comedy, and our Denver Foundation Nonprofit spotlight,

This event is open to the public and free for all participants

View Event →
4:00 PM16:00

Your News, Your Community

Join us on Saturday, October 13 from 4-6 PM at KDNK for a unique conversation and radio show about media in Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Aspen, the Roaring Fork Valley, and beyond!

Your News, Your Community brings together community residents and local journalists for face-to-face, honest, open conversations about the media. Together, we will discuss: 

  • What issues are – and are not – being covered
  • How media outlets in your community are funded
  • The challenges that local journalists face
  • The emerging issue of “fake news” 
  • The future of media in this unique section of Colorado

These small group conversations will take place from 4-5 PM. The issues that arise from these conversations will be discussed on-air live on KDNK from 5-6 PM. 

Join us for this unique and exciting event! 
Space is limited and RSVPs are required. Sign up below or by calling KDNK at (970) 963-0139. 


Your News, Your Community: Carbondale
Saturday, October 13
4 - 6 PM (Check in begins at 3:30 and event will start PROMPTLY at 4)
KDNK Studio
76 S 2nd St, Carbondale, CO 81623

Name *
View Event →
Colorado's Changing Media Landscape: What's Next? featuring Molly de Aguiar
6:00 PM18:00

Colorado's Changing Media Landscape: What's Next? featuring Molly de Aguiar

  • Denver University, Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Colorado's media landscape is changing rapidly, as the role of familiar news outlets evolves and new, digital-first sources emerge. What will the future of local news look like, and what can we do to help ensure that more Coloradans have access to the information we need to participate in civil society?

View Event →
Native American Journalists Association Conference
to Jul 21

Native American Journalists Association Conference

2018 National Native Media Conference: Our 2018 International Training Conference and Career Fair brings together the top trainers to create a curriculum and hands on education to help advance careers and develop leaders in the newsroom. You’ll have a chance to network with a diverse community and among talent development executives that create opportunity personally for NAHJ members. 

View Event →