“At least 200 people applied for a job that must be one of the most fascinating in journalism right now. We didn’t expect to get — and weren’t looking for — a clone of the one-of-a-kind Ricardo Baca, who helped bring The Cannabist international attention,” Denver Post editor Lee Ann Colacioppo said. “What we wanted was an editor with the vision and experience to push this special site to the next level. We found that person in Alex and I can’t wait to see all that he has in store for us.”
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This is not the first time that political leaders have used this ploy. Germany’s propaganda minister in the 1930’s, Joseph Goebbels, famously used the term “Lügenpresse” or “lying press” – as did Hitler at his mass rallies – to persuade his followers to disregard what the papers were reporting and pledge their unwavering loyalty to the version of reality (“alternative facts”) that the Führer uttered.
The jury said KUSA has set a "high standard for fact-checking on a local TV station." The research, writing and presentation serve as a model for how to help viewers cut through the political spin. Political reporter Brandon Rittiman's reports are "clear, concise, well-documented and well-delivered," the jury said.