Patricia Calhoun co-founded Westword, Denver’s News and Arts Weekly, in 1977, after graduating from Cornell University; she’s been the editor of the paper ever since. She’s also the editor of the 24/7 westword.com, as well as the bimonthly Chronicle, Westword’s marijuana magazine. She’s a regular guest on the weekly Colorado Public Television roundtable Colorado Inside Out, the former president of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies -- a post that got her an unexpected interview with former President Bill Clinton in front of a thousand people (while she was wearing flip-flops)! Among the awards she’s received for her writing is first place for column writing in the national Society for Professional Journalists contest in 2015.
Almost forty years and counting!... Patricia will trace the history of Westword and issues that defined its past as well as its present.
In an age of declining readership, how and why does Westword work? Can Westword cover stories that other publications can’t or won’t? And what about those personals ads?
In terms of current events, are there stories that Patricia thinks are not being covered, or covered in sufficient detail?
For those of us who watch Colorado Inside Out on Friday evenings, you know that neither side of the aisle is safe from Patricia’s observations and commentaries.
Come join us for Patricia's information, entertainment, and brutal honesty. Your questions are anticipated and expected.
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