Better News for all Coloradans

Strengthening local journalism through the power of collaboration

Better News for all Coloradans

Strengthening local journalism through the power of collaboration

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‘Fighting To Be Seen:’ A Call From Colorado’s AANHPI Communities for Equitable and Just Local News

The Voices Initiative began in January of 2021 as a community organizing project of the nonprofit Free Press, Colorado Media Project (CMP) and the Colorado News Collaborative (CO-Lab). It was then called News Voices: Colorado. While the name and some of the players have changed, the larger goal remains the same: reshaping a relationship among local newsrooms and communities of color in which predominantly white newsrooms wield near unilateral power over whose stories they tell, when they tell them and how. The result has been news coverage that, at best, has sidelined and silenced communities of color, shaping how they see themselves and how they are seen. At worst, irresponsible...
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Making Magic Together

As COLab’s second full year of existence comes to its end and we attempt this Colorado...
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Inside the News: Denver Gazette ATTACKS The Denver Post

In recent years, much of Colorado’s local media scene has embraced a new orthodoxy of collaboration over...
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Explain This! How Explanatory Journalism Informs and Engages Audiences

Join — for free — in for the Knight Center's new massive open online course...
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