#CannabisJournalism on the @DenverPost @Cannabist Show with @Bruvs

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Ricardo Baca and Andrew Matranga, The Cannabist Show March 22, 2016

After a truly educational week Spring Interterm session of #CannabisJournalism, I was able to sit in with Ricardo Baca of the Denver Post on his Cannabist Show and talk about my recent experiences teaching this class and about his evolution on the marijuana beat.

With the launch of the documentary Rolling Papers, there was a perfect entry point for the class to wrap their heads around the current events that are shaping Colorado’s culture, policy and position in the world’s greatest social science experiment still in progress.

Watch the whole interview on The Cannabist site.

Spring Interterm 2016: Day Four Slides


Two guests in the morning as the meat of the sandwich. Writing in the afternoon as the top slice, with the morning huddle and style talk as the foundation. It will be a less-hectic today compared to Tuesday and Wednesday. A cup of soup and a half sandwich kind of day.

9a meeting in Sturm 434
9:15a – Huddle
9:30a – Journalism Writing Style Overview
10-10:30 – Twitter Analytics
10:30-11a – Break
11-11:45a – Emmett, Center Mass Media
12-12:45a – Jay, Toke Radio
12:45-1p – Huddle
1-2p – Lunch
2-5p – Writing & editing on Final Project and Day Four Medium Post

Spring Interterm 2016: Day Three Slides

Colorado State Capitol Denver. Photo Wikipedia.
Colorado State Capitol Denver. Photo Wikipedia.

Day three. What a whirlwind already. Three guests, one documentary viewing, one group field trip (holler @bruvs and @vinniechant!) and five students overwhelmed by an industry.that’s taking over Colorado (and their Spring Break).

Today we meet with Representative Jonathan Singer of House District 11, and get his take on Cannabis Legislation in Colorado. Then we’ll be remote editing on our third Medium post and our final project. And of course all of the action is on the #CannabisJournalism hashtag.

Spring Interterm 2016: Day Two Slides


Welcome to day two, or Tuesday, of #CannabisJournalism. In the morning will be meeting with Josiah Hesse of The Denver Post and The Guardian, among other news outlets, and then in the afternoon with Susannah Grossman of Verdant Communications, the shop that runs public relations for Women Grow, a leading female-focused cannabis industry group. In the evening, we will sit in during a taping of Ricardo Baca’s Cannabist Show at the Denver Post. It’s going to be a homerun type day, so strap in and let’s do some learning.

Here are the slides for Tuesday.