By John Ensslin | September 28th, 2009
An important anniversary is approaching.
Sixty years ago, a group of young journalists met at the Denver Press Club and formed the Colorado Professional Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists.
They were an idealistic bunch who believed that theirs was an honorable professional and not just a paycheck.
Reading an early history of the group, I was struck at how their concerns back then are still our concerns today. To mark these six decades of standing for journalism, Colorado SPJ is hosting an anniversary celebration in the very place where it all began at the Denver Press Club.
So on Oct. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m., we will gather to celebrate our heritage. SPJ President Kevin Smith has agreed to join us that evening, which will also feature talks by former President Fred Brown and former Regional Director Deb Hurley.
We’ll also be hosting a silent auction that night, with proceeds to go toward the Terry Harper Memorial Fund.