Our next chapter The Indy is moving away from a daily news site as its editors focus on collaborative journalism throughout the state

This message was originally published on May 15, 2020.  Dear readers, We told you last month that big changes are underway as the Indy joins forces with the Colorado Press Association, Colorado Media Project and newsrooms throughout the state. We told you our new alliance, Colorado News Collaborative, or COLab, is a movement to foster journalistic collaboration and excellence at a time when resources […]

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Here’s what a Zoom full of Colorado journalists told U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet about his local news bill Your weekly roundup of Colorado local news & media

On Thursday, Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet sat in on a Zoom call with dozens of Colorado journalists and local media publishers to gather input on a bill he filed to help save the local news. Those on the call represented outlets large and small— nonprofits, for-profits, print, digital, TV, radio, and more. (Endale Getahun, a multi-lingual news producer in […]

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New ‘national alt-weekly’ The News Station has roots in the Colorado cannabis world Your weekly roundup of Colorado local news & media

A new digital site that’s recruiting freelance journalists and looking to become a “national alt-weekly” is co-owned by a former Colorado journalist-turned cannabis PR guy. The News Station, whose managing editor Matt Laslo, a D.C-based journalist who put out a call for new writers this week, is a recently expanded and spun-off national project co-owned by Peter Marcus of Arvada. A former reporter for The […]

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Working through uncertainty We are all in this together

Dear readers, Yesterday, Susan Greene was hard at work — helping a trio of our partner newspaper editors prep for a project with the Colorado News Collaborative. She helped lead a Zoom call with a number of our now nearly 100 news outlet partners, sharing plans for an upcoming statewide reporting project. And she was in […]

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Colorado publisher ‘bullish’ after buying out-of-state-owned Denver-area newspapers in a pandemic Your weekly roundup of Colorado local news & media

Throughout the past eight months of the pandemic, newspapers have been gushing red ink. Money woes led to layoffs, reduced circulation and printing days, closures, and journalists having to take unpaid time off in the form of furloughs. This column has chronicled the changing contours of Colorado’s media landscape since the rumbles began in March. The latest development, though, goes in a […]

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An antidote to polarization and partisanship

COLab and its partners are disarming disinformation this election, including setting up a text hotline for people to share their election experiences (303-871-1491).Dear fellow Coloradan, On this morning of the 2020 election, I’m moved to write you a letter about a conversation I had last night with my teenage son. Yesterday, Susan Greene sent you a note about the feeling of acedia during this season of pandemic, protest and election. The word describes a feeling of melancholy, […]

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The pits in our stomachs

Dear reader, Words generally come easily for me. But I have been struggling for seven months to name how it feels to live through this time. The pit in my stomach is probably like yours. It is carved, of course, partly by fear of contracting COVID and of people I love suffering or dying from […]

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