The CFOIC presented former Denver Post Editor Greg Moore, 62, with its Jean Otto Friend of Freedom Award, which recognizes a person for sustained and/or significant contributions to open government and First Amendment causes in Colorado. The award honors the legacy of Jean Otto, a long-time editor at the Rocky Mountain News who founded the CFOIC in 1987.
During his 14 years as editor of The Post, the newspaper won four Pulitzer Prizes, most recently for its coverage of the 2012 Aurora movie theater shooting. At Moore’s insistence, CFOIC President Steve Zansberg said, The Post led the media consortium assembled to seek maximum access to the court case. It was the only news organization to seek copies of notes kept by the killer’s psychiatrist – notes shown to the jury but not to the public.