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Brad Heath

USA Today reporter wins Nakkula award

April 13, 2015

The winner of the 2015 Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting is Brad Heath, a reporter with USA Today. Join him at a public fireside chat on Thursday at 7pm. He will also be honored as part of the Denver Press Club’s 21st Annual Damon Runyon Award Banquet, to be held Friday, April 24, at the Denver Marriott City Center. To purchase Runyon tickets, visit and go to April 24.

Al Nakkula Award

Nakkula Award Submission Deadline: March 9, 2015

Feb. 20, 2015

The Nakkula Award is named for the late Al Nakkula, a 46-year veteran of the Rocky Mountain News, whose bulldog tenacity made him a legendary police reporter.

student with diploma

2014 Graduation Pictures

Dec. 22, 2014

View our favorites. Congratulations to the winter class of 2014!

Heidi Wagner

Nov. 17: Meet Heidi Wagner, Hearst Professional-in-Residence

Nov. 7, 2014

Heidi L. Wagner, vice president of global government affairs for Alexion Pharmaceuticals, is an attorney with more than 20 years of experience in health care legislative and regulatory policy issues. Not all journalism degrees lead to careers in the industry, but Wagner says the skills she obtained while studying journalism at CU proved essential to her success in the booming field of health care policy. Join us for a free lunch and learn how she puts her journalism skills to work in unexpected ways.

Julia Ioffe

Oct. 1: To Russia, With Straight Talk: Media, Culture and Contemporary Crises

Sept. 15, 2014

Drawing on her knowledge of Russian and Western media, Julia Ioffe will discuss how the ongoing conflict in that region is playing out in an increasingly restricted media environment. Date: Oct. 1, 2014 at 6:30p. Location: Eaton Humanities 150.