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How the Post won the Pulitzer: Aurora theater coverage

How the Post won the Pulitzer: Aurora theater coverage

The Denver Press Club added another accolade to its wall of fame after reporters from the Denver Post presented their Pulitzer to the club on April 13. The Denver Post won the Pulitzer for their print and pioneering digital coverage of the mass shooting that took place in an Aurora theater in 2013. Former and […]

Opposites collide over minimum wage amendment

Opposites collide over minimum wage amendment

Sparks flew Thursday night as opposing sides debated raising Colorado’s minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020 through passage of Amendment 70. The “Tap the Vote” forum featured Debra Brown, the campaign manager for Colorado Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, which supports the bill, and Tyler Sandberg, representing Keep Colorado Working, an industry group […]

Too many funerals, intimations of mortality

“If you live long enough in this racket, you could spend half your time writing the obituaries of fallen comrades. The invisible sniper, firing at random, picks them off one by one — not that old newspaper guys are a difficult target. They’re a dying breed even in the best of health.” Legendary San Francisco […]

Do standardized tests keep us from dumbing down our kids? Not really.

I don’t put quite as much stock in standardized test results as do some savants, especially at a time when “teaching to the test” is all the rage – and to hell with teaching kids critical thinking. That approach got a big boost from the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act. A proud achievement of […]

Today’s politics seem to drive television to the “Golden Age”

As part of a plan to save $3 trillion over the next decade, President Barack Obama last week challenged Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass a $447 billion bill designed to give middle-class Americans a tax break and to create new jobs while saving old ones. But since Obama’s plan called for […]

Seasoned photojournalist continues to enthrall students at Metro

Nobody sleeps through Kenn Bisio’s classes. Some of Bisio’s classes have been so lively, in fact, that instructors in adjoining rooms have complained about “noise” that wasn’t excessive at all, but only noisy to the ears of the tightest anal-retentives. “How far away were you and where’d you shoot this picture from? Cleveland?” “Move closer […]

Underground Music Showcase to be bigger, better

Underground Music Showcase to be bigger, better

Because this year’s Denver Post Underground Music Showcase will be the biggest to date and have the most to offer, there is no one better to talk to than the person who helped organize it all. Lisa Gedgaudas is one half of the UMS booking team. Along with the Hi-Dive’s talent buyer and booker, Ben Desoto, the two have come up with a true extravaganza for the 10th anniversary of Denver’s very own locally driven showcase.