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Comment Archives: stories: Columns: Publisher's Note

Re: “Meet the new editor at the Indy: Matthew Schniper

Hooray, sloppy journalism just got sloppier.

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Posted by Spydra 1 on 10/06/2016 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Meet the new editor at the Indy: Matthew Schniper

Love this man and I love his work. Congrats! Well done!

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Posted by Don Goede on 09/29/2016 at 2:11 PM

Re: “Meet the new editor at the Indy: Matthew Schniper

To a great full spectrum local newspaper I've seen, through much of Matt's past work, his eye for capturing a scene with a camera, his excellent story recognition and article writing ability and the editors brilliance to bring it all together to insure, I feel, the continued growth of our community's own Independent information hub. Congratulations to all involved.

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Posted by Bryan Pratt on 09/28/2016 at 7:54 PM

Re: “Meet the new editor at the Indy: Matthew Schniper

Congratulations to the CS Indy and Matthew. You're both great for the Springs. Keep up the great work.

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Posted by CraigR on 09/28/2016 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Meet the new editor at the Indy: Matthew Schniper

Hurray for Matthew and Colorado Springs😁

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Posted by Kerri Olivier on 09/28/2016 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Changes in leadership at Indy, CSBJ

Jen, you are a Honcho now it's official! Congrats, you ROCK! All the best to you.

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Posted by Kestrem on 08/10/2015 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Changes in leadership at Indy, CSBJ

Aren't Simison and Furda the two mental giants that wanted to give snacks and happy stickers to drive ignorant millennials to the polls? I said at the time that stunt was more self-promotion than community service. Looks like I was right.

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Posted by PacksA9 on 08/09/2015 at 10:47 AM

Re: “Changes in leadership at Indy, CSBJ

great people for great publications

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Posted by Kevin Johnson on 08/07/2015 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Changes in leadership at Indy, CSBJ

It's about time, your in Great hands John and Fran. Enjoy and relax. You go Gorls Congrats. Cheers Chad Mason

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Posted by Chad Mason on 08/05/2015 at 11:06 PM

Re: “Changes in leadership at Indy, CSBJ

Congratulations ladies!!!!!

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Posted by Michael O'Cana on 08/05/2015 at 9:06 PM

Re: “Changes in leadership at Indy, CSBJ

You couldn't have picked two more capable and talented women to take the reins!! Great transition!

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Posted by Cat Eli on 08/05/2015 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Changes in leadership at Indy, CSBJ

Thank you John for always putting out a great product. You have a fabulous team taking over!

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Posted by CeCe Beauchamp on 08/05/2015 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Changes in leadership at Indy, CSBJ

Way to go girls!!! #welldeserved

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Posted by Justin Burns on 08/05/2015 at 12:08 PM

Re: “A challenge to young professionals

But the choices are awful!! We are politically still stuck in the 80s!

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Posted by leloupe on 05/02/2015 at 3:17 PM

Re: “A challenge to young professionals

Accomplishment vs activity.

'Accomplishment' is to have the party BEFORE voting and immediately AFTER hosting a debate between the candidates (or similar voter-education event). At least there would be a sincere effort to inform the target voter about how they might shape their city. And there would be something useful to talk about at Nosh while the band was on break.

'Activity' is to wear stickers, post selfies, browbeat friends, attend a party undifferentiated from any other. Its like junior league sports where they give out trophies and awards to every kid, no matter how well or poorly they actually performed. You know, the trophy you get for showing up.

But the low-fi voter will feel good about their day. The organizers will add another entry to their LinkedIn profiles.

I doubt habitual non-voters who really just want to party will spend much time studying up.

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Posted by PacksA9 on 05/01/2015 at 7:35 PM

Re: “A challenge to young professionals

You can be pessimistic about it, as some commenters here suggest, or you can hope for the best. Two good things can happen here:

1. Informed people who are too busy or are disenchanted and think their vote might not count could be motivated to give it a go.

2.People who want to go party may put voting on their to-do list and decide they'd better study up. Sometimes we can harness peer pressure for good.

Will a few dazed and confused just fill out a ballot mindlessly so they can get cheaper drinks at a party? Perhaps. Not sure their random influence could be much worse than the mindless party-line voting that goes on all the time.

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Posted by Dave Gardner on 05/01/2015 at 4:09 PM

Re: “A challenge to young professionals

Thanks Liberty for COS. If this weren't so serious a topic, the juxtaposition of incongruity would be slap-stick funny...

"We aren't the slackers portrayed in late '90s and early '00s pop culture."

"We don't care if you're coming out for the music, the sticker, the beer, the food, the nonprofits, or just to see and be seen. Just come out and help us #RockTheVoteCOS!"

If only they cared whether or not people cast informed votes as much as they care about self-promotion.

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Posted by PacksA9 on 05/01/2015 at 3:49 PM

Re: “A challenge to young professionals

PacksA9--Couldn't agree more. If citizens aren't moved enough to become informed on the issues confronting them and vote, then I'm not too thrilled about the additional voters who turn out because yet another special interest group throws a party. Every citizen needs to understand his or her responsibility in maintaining our liberty. Yes--that means taking the time to do some basic research. It's at least as important as the hours per day spent on social media nothingness.

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Posted by Liberty for COS on 05/01/2015 at 2:00 PM

Re: “A challenge to young professionals

Is voting for voting's sake really what we're after here? What's the point of mindlessly coloring in a circle on a ballot if you really aren't engaged with the issues or understand the motivating philosophy of the candidates?

If only 15% of the demographic is really up on the issues, then that's the right turnout number. Perhaps the issue should be intellectual engagement, not 'rocking' an election with uninformed voters.

The point of an election is informed self-governance. Its not just another opportunity to post a selfie on your Facebook timeline.

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Posted by PacksA9 on 05/01/2015 at 4:50 AM

Re: “A challenge to young professionals

Apathy will continue.

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Posted by apathetic on 04/29/2015 at 1:23 PM

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