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Nic Garcia

Deputy Bureau Chief — Chalkbeat
Covers:  marriage equality, denver public schools, colorado education policy, colorado politics, theather, culture, lgbt, education

Deputy bureau chief for @ChalkbeatCO. • I also know a lot about the gays. • Tips: or 303-446-7624.

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Enterprising writer, tenacious data-driven reporter, thorough and visionary editor. Proven ability to face challenges head-on and execute sound news judgment while facing short- and long-term deadlines. Confident, creative and qualified, with exceptional performance history in print and online me...

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That’s a wrap for today’s event. Lot’s of talk about how to support family, friends and neighbors in child care and the role of gentriication in changing Denver. Stay tuned for more from @ChalkbeatCO #ecedesert #edcolo
Richard Garcia says policymakers need to think about how to support and improve the family, friends and neighbors model of child care. #edcolo #copolitics #ecedesert
"We want everything else Denver has … just not at the expense of us.” — Liliana Flores Amaro #ecedesert #edcolo #Denver #gentrification
"We want everything else Denver has … just not at the extent of us.” — Liliana Flores Amaro #ecedesert #edcolo #Denver #gentrification
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What was your first job as a journalist?

Before college: I worked for a startup alt weekly ran by a mobster. After: Out Front, the fourth oldest LGBT news org in the world.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. I only wish they made 'em with spellcheck.

How is social media changing news?


Society of Professional Journalists Award

2013 - Political Enterprise Reporting
The Top of the Rockies is a regional journalism contest hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists Colorado Pro Chapter. "Anger Spurs Action," was awarded first place for Political Enterprise Reporting in Division A. The story retraces the steps that led to one of the most historic moments at the Colorado General Assembly and how one community planned to hold Republican leaders accountable.

Society of Professional Journalists Award

2014 - Political Enterprise Reporting
Second place for my story on Colorado's plans to move toward full marriage equality after the state's General Assembly passed civil union legislation.