Better News for all Coloradans
What We Do
Every Coloradan deserves local news. COLab, the Colorado News Collaborative, unites journalists from more than 100 news outlets with allies and supporters to strengthen trustworthy, public-interest news statewide. Together, we can increase the scope, quantity and quality of civic news — the kind that holds power to account and helps Coloradans participate in healthy communities and a responsive democracy.
COLab partners report important stories that no one newsroom could tell alone. We organize collaborative reporting projects and offer hands-on training by experienced journalists — and, in the process, help newsrooms grow stronger.
- Working together, we can tell stories that would otherwise go untold.
- Our training and mentorship are helping journalists sharpen their skills.
COLab believes in media for the people, with the people. We help strengthen connections between Colorado newsrooms and the communities they serve..
- Community-centered journalism builds trust and better news.
- We help newsrooms connect to the diversity of their communities.
We’re helping existing and emerging news organizations grow stronger financially. That means working with them to reach new audiences, diversify revenue streams and explore next-generation business models.
- We strengthen news outlets through innovation.
- We help news outlets find new ways to work with and for their communities.
COLab Founding Partners
COLab Founding Partners
How We're Making a Difference
Dear reader, Before the pandemic and all that has spiraled from it — the quarantines, the distancing, the business closures, the lost work and childcare, the how-do-I-pay-the-bills-and-feed-the-kids panic — Diana Higuera and Jennifer Gueddiche had a plan. It was a good plan. Together, they run the Aurora-based Rocky Mountain Welcome Center,
Whether you are working in a Colorado newsroom or you are a freelance journalist in the state, you’re invited to join COLab. Connect with other journalists across Colorado and gain access to resources, training and more. Make your journalism and your community stronger.
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COLab partners work together to tell stories that the newsrooms couldn’t do alone. Together, we tell stories that would otherwise go untold. And those stories make a difference.