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Capitol Hill reporting winners announced

Capitol Hill reporting winners announced

March 13, 2017


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As part of our Feb. 27 Capitol Hill Press Conference, students could choose to enter one of four competitions that included reporting on the day. The “day” included morning meetings with state legislators, tours of the Capitol, the press conferences themselves, staff breakfasts, and even joining...

Register now for our annual Capitol Hill Press Conference

Register now for our annual Capitol Hill Press Conference

February 6, 2017


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A more than 30-year tradition, Capitol Hill Press Conference (CHPC) returns to the Old Supreme Court Chambers of the state capitol on Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. Registration is free, though participation is a bit limited, with two students per CSMA-member medium allowed. All registration is online and student names may be substituted r...

Online registration for CHPC is now available

January 10, 2017


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We are working on a mix of legislative leaders and state education officials for this year's Capitol Hill Press Conference, a fixture since 1984 for CSMA members. Registration is free (though we do ask each school to limit attendees -- two per medium), and must be done online here. Make plans for Feb. 27, 2017. This is always a great ...

Students meet education leaders at state capitol

Students meet education leaders at state capitol

March 11, 2016


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The first six photos from the slide show above were submitted by Conner Davis and Tyler Merchant, Mountain Vista HS, and was the first-place winning portfolio from the CHPC. In addition to all the images being terrific (and tightly cropped), the captions are models of strong reporting.   It was Leap Day at the Leg on Feb...

Capitol Hill Press Conference offers up close look at state government

Capitol Hill Press Conference offers up close look at state government

January 2, 2016


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Why not spend LEAP DAY WITH THE LEG on Monday, Feb. 29, 2016? There is no cost for CSMA members, though due to space limitations we ask that TWO students per member medium (plus the advisers) attend. Again, this is a free event for CSMA members, but we ask you to complete this quick online form not...

Capitol Hill Press Conference challenges coverage

Capitol Hill Press Conference challenges coverage

March 9, 2015


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FIRST PLACE NEWS-FEATURE WRITING by Katie Pickrell and Kelsey Pharis / Mountain Vista HS Funding is arguably Colorado’s largest educational issue, mainly due to the broadened problems regarding where money is spent and how it is proved effective. Public education in Colorado accounts for approximately 26 percent of the total state expenditures.

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Register now for chance to quiz legislators, meet your reps

Register now for chance to quiz legislators, meet your reps

February 10, 2015


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The Capitol Hill Press Conference is about to celebrate its 23rd year, bringing some of the state's top student journalists to the state capitol to meet legislators, hear from a professional journalist, and quiz two legislative leaders. Registration check in is at 11 a.m., in the Old Supreme Court...

Pulitzer winner Thomas Friedman comes to Denver, and you can be there

September 23, 2014


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The Mizel Museum is focusing on the theme of "The Power of Place" and is bringing Thomas Friedman, from the New York Times, to speak in Denver on Sunday, Oct. 26. Ten winning essay writers will received a reserved seat at the event, to be held in the Seawell Grand Ballroom in downtown Denver, and get...

Sharing with legislators… and each other

Sharing with legislators… and each other

March 6, 2014


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Feb. 14, 2014  Denver State Senator Michael Johnston (Dem, Denver, District 33) was the featured guest for the CHSPA Capitol Hill Press Conference, held in the Senate Hearing Room of the capitol. Forty student journalists from 12 schools participated in the day, and many of them started their reporting...

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