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CU Boulder hires Chuck Plunkett to direct CU News Corps program


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Former Denver Post editorial page editor Chuck Plunkett will join the University of Colorado Boulder this fall as director of CU News Corps, a program of the College of Media, Communication and Information.

He has more than 20 years of experience in state and regional newsrooms in investigative reporting, politics, public policy and breaking news, including as part of the newsroom team that won a Pulitzer Prize in 2013 for breaking news coverage of the Aurora theater shooting

Plunkett was The Denver Post’s lead writer covering Denver’s preparation for and hosting of the 2008 Democratic National Convention. He was editorial page editor of The Denver Post until he resigned in April.

“I loved working in newsrooms, and I didn’t want to leave them. But it is also true that, before I started my career in journalism, I hoped to find myself teaching in university classrooms. Over the years I’ve often thought longingly about returning to the academy and its mission.,” said Plunkett. “The CU News Corps program offers incredible opportunities to help train the next generation of journalists and maintain that connection to the profession that has defined my adult life.”

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