Thirteen years does not seem like a large amount of time for a groundbreaking change in how a breaking news event would be covered -- and great reporting and journalism will always be an essential part of a prize-winning result.
However, two events of national significance that required the efforts of the entire Denver Post newsroom -- the Columbine High School shooting and the Aurora theater shooting -- present an interesting study in the ways that changing technology and changing readership affected that coverage. Members of The Denver Post staff will talk about those differences in a forum on Friday, May 13, at the Post auditorium as part of a joint effort between The Denver Post, the Colorado Press Association and the Colorado chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize.
The discussion features reporter Kevin Simpson, former photo editor John Sunderland and director of news operations Linda Shapley, all of whom were on the staff for both events. The last part of the forum will include a Q&A discussion.