National Press Club

NPC Discusses Future of Journalism Sept. 9 in Denver

September 25, 2008

The National Press Club kicks off its fall nationwide Centennial Forums project Sept. 9 with an event at the Denver Press Club. We are putting together panels of leading journalists to talk about where the news business is going and how to protect its core values. We're looking to build a big crowd, so please get the word out to your friends in the Denver area.

The 5Ws: 6:00 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Place. Admission is free, but seats are limited. Please reserve by going to

“The First Amendment, Freedom of the Press and the Future of Journalism” is part of a nationwide conversation the National Press Club is holding to look at where the news business is going and what news consumers should be demanding.

Appearing on the panel will be:

  • Mark Cardwell, managing editor and digital editor of the Denver Post, who has been editorial director of and executive producer for the digital group at The Associated Press.
  • Brian Maass, the leading investigative reporter at CBS News 4 for more than 20 years.
  • Patricia Calhoun, co-founder, editor-in-chief and columnist at Westword, Denver’s alternative weekly newspaper.
  • Deb Hurley, a leader in the Denver SPJ chapter who recently retired after more than 20 years as a journalism professor at Metropolitan State College of Denver.

The panel will be moderated by Gil Klein (NPC President '94), a veteran national correspondent and director of the Club’s Centennial Project. It will be preceeded by a screening of the NPC documentary.