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CSLC Colorado Social Legislative Committee: MEDIA 2016 Legislative Session

May 2, 2016

CSLC:  Colorado Social Legislative Committee   subject  is MEDIA

 

what has happened with CSLC members over the session of 2016

 

  • Bente Birkeland –      KUNC Public Broadcasting  NPR 

 

  • Peter Marcus      –       Durango Herald  

 

  • Ed Sealover         —     Denver Business Journal  Capitol Business Forum

 

  • Jenny Davies       –      Progressive Promotions  

 

  • Michael Lund      –      Colorado Pols

 

  • Bob Mook              –      Colorado Center on Law and Policy  communications   20+ years journalist  –  

 

  • JOHN  FRANK             DENVER POST

 

DOUGLAS  Moderator

 

BIGGEST NEWS STORY OF THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION:  LACK OF NEWs  no major policy decisions  final 8 days

 

more about messaging for the fall election

 

not a lot of major accomplishments  –  construction defects   – provider fees –  equal pay practices – shrinking news sources

 

who is going to  win and lose a lot of the bills are PIED.    80%   6 bill construction defects has not been given go ahead

 

closed tax loop holes off shore holdings   major corporations evading taxes  will come back in 2017

 

BOB MOOK:   Communications:  ensure that media social media are aware of issues at CCLP:  BAN the BOX BILL  easy sell   STATE AFFAIRS COMM.  

 

fate precarious of Ban the Box  –  

 

Bente:  nothing dominated the whole session:  school texting year before  12 other stations coalition rural areas

 

they feel isolated  statistical issue of affordable health care insurance;    rain barrels    essential in rural areas

 

Peter:  rain barrels largest  issue that legislature covered,  conservation at the state  level

 

open spaces places for people to go  conservation lasted whole session.  public day  for  open spaces

 

movement from long long ago transferring public lands

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ENCROACHMENT

no one can afford to maintain these open spaces

 

advocates   sitting round the room

 

1 item that is huge to me is the budget  and use of marijuana and the payments back to the general public of course the balanced budget dilemma and triggers for balanced budget

 

senate bill 190

FRACKING

CHILD ABUSE

 

KNOW  AUDIENCE:  how people run their businesses  BENTE has large markets   KNOW the people who are covering diverse issues

 

building a relationship with the media  outlet and the person responsible for coverage of the issues.

BENTE  impact on human lives  medical marijuana  in schools

 

relationship between  HOUSE AND SENATE of different parties

 

decisive 

 

know  trends

 

trend that is coming forward  that people care about

 

rural teachers   critical situation:  not educating the children adequately

 

shortage of resources is a source for advocates   press releases are significant

 

writes a blog about getting into the journalists  progressive solutions   6 essential issues

need to have sources for helping people understand the personal  issues

 

messenger who speaks to their audience

 

BUDGET  BUDGET  BUDGET  BUDGET

 

100 million pay out   next legislative session    overwhelming  27 billion dollar   economic development shutting down programs like air quality

 

we cover these piece by piece:   hard to do budget stories on RADIO  BENTE

 

long acting reversible contraception  LARC

 

BUDGET got more attentions this year  hospital provider fee +  refund  to tax payers

 

easier story  and received more attention  this year  next year there may be much less coverage

 

Peter a Peter   rain barrel  story:  genuinely newsworthy and something that something that the public is interested in that is not as significant

 

death penalty  always know your audience;  DEATH PENALTY WAS A FINE LINE  because it was make it easier to hand down these sentences  surrounding Aurora Shooting

 

balance comes in  a story but public value  as opposed to trash  like how people felt about the untimely death of Prince.

 

pay equity    issues has been a simple miscarriage of justice   –   five year process

 

kick off event was significant  not as much coverage once the issue is heard in the General Assembly

 

 

BUSINESS ANGLE  and the impact of the bill on commerce and industry

 

accommodations on pregnant leave will pass and go to the Governor’s Desk

 

will construction defects actually be introduced?  everyone conferring twice daily.

 

Hospital Provider Fee and Construction Defects  have a chance to be passed with some wrangling and  compromise

 

Building a Better Colorado:  human services   BBB     we ran a 55″ article  ended in January

 

 

 

PRIMARY  open primary

 

Harder to amend the constitution

 

have to be patient.

 

BALLOT SEASON underway

 

BALLOT  ISSUES  highest on the agenda:  frightening ton of issues  that make all of this lost

 

this will be a complicated election

 

UNIVERSAL HEALTH  CARE COLORADO  CARES YES    69  ED SEALOVER   DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL

 

personal responsibilities  for better policy issue:    present facts   only

 

homeless issue people editors and not responsible for covering the issues

 

a lot of spin out there  completely wrong out there.  55″  shaped the narrative from the hospital provider fees

 

people can therefore become confused confounded and lose their ability to discern the truth

 

DOUGLAS  optimistic about millennials and future  public education   paying for the NEWS    INTERNET  put this on line for nothing you do not have to pay for the news

 

RADIO HEAD completely disappeared today because they’re tired of giving the news away for free.

 

YOUNGER people are engaged and interested. THEY’RE EDUCATED

 

quality matters and sells   making sure that we keep this model  reaching out to young readers.  giving information for free  wall street  journal   quality over quantity not many papers have embraced 

 

millennials need their ISSUES packaged   emergency situation   blessing that you have a job at all.

 

WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO MAKE ALL OF THIS POSSIBLE?  BEING EDUCATED

 

BEING in YOUR CAR OR WHATEVER TO LISTEN TO NEWS SOURCES

 

 

MINNESOTA  PUBLIC RADIO:    HUGE NEWS ROOM  but not in DENVER  NPR

 

SOLUTION:  AUCTION PUBLIC AIR WAYS  licensed to serve public air ways  money will go to the media.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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