Advisory Committee

Arapahoe Community College's Contemporary Journalism Degree Program is privileged to count among its valued resources an Advisory Committee comprising accomplished and respected members of the Colorado literary and journalistic community. Within the ranks of Advisory Committee are widely published writers and editors, experienced columnists, and practicing educators and members of the media who understand the unique and rapidly evolving challenges and opportunities facing today's emerging journalists.

Under the discerning guidance of the Advisory Committee, the leadership of the ACC Contemporary Journalism Degree Program can better craft a broad-based curriculum that addresses the most urgent needs of existing news media, while preparing its graduates to respond quickly and responsibly to the ever-changing landscape of digital media technologies.

Advisory Committee members include:

Doug Bell
Editor, Evergreen Newspapers Inc.

Tim Benson
Former ACC Intern at CBS Channel 4 News

Bob Burdick
Former Editor of the Rocky Mountain News

Tyler Childs
Student, Contemporary Journalism Degree Program, ACC

Tom Demoulin
Faculty in Multimedia Graphic Design, ACC

Sonya Ellingboe
Littleton Independent

Nick Groke
Online Sports Editor, Denver Post

Bill Husted
Denver Post columnist and former Fox, NBC, and CBS reporter

John Libby
Regional Manager, Money Mailer; former Advertising Director, Rocky Mountain News

David F. Licko
Former Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Denver Newspaper Agency

Matt Spampinato
Faculty, Thomas Jefferson High School

Judy Taylor
Reporter, columnist and former editor of Denver Woman magazine

Susan Thornton
Media Consultant, Denver Post Columnist