Calling all Colorado Journalists: you're invited to join the colorado news collaborative

COLab, the Colorado News Collaborative, is a network of nearly 100 news organizations and more than 140 journalists across Colorado who are working together.

You can think of COLab as a statewide media resource hub and ideas lab that serves all Coloradans by strengthening high-quality local journalism, supporting civic engagement, and ensuring public accountability. In short, we work together on stories that none of us could do alone, and COLab provides resources and training to strengthen the organizations that support this work.

As a journalist in Colorado, you are eligible to participate.

NEWSROOM JOURNALISTS

We would love to have you and your news organization represented, and invite you to join us. It is simple to do and free to you. 

If you’re ready to join now, sign up here

Want to know more about what we offer? 

Dedicated Colorado journalists working for trusted news outlets are eligible to participate in our full range of networks and receive access to key planning documents, communications channels, and sharing platforms. That includes:

  • Information about COLab partner collaborations.
  • Planning updates about journalism projects we’re working on together.
  • A weekly COLab newsletter with resources and opportunities, including the latest collaborative projects, research, and personal and professional development.
  • A weekly COLab Planning Meeting. 
  • Participation in the COLab Slack workspace, with access to the main planning/sharing channel, Misinformation Watch Colorado; Follow the Money Colorado; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Groups; Journalist Funding; Journalist Trainings; and more.
  • Access to the AP’s StoryShare platform, where newsrooms post stories they want to share and download stories they want to use. (Note: To be eligible to use StoryShare, you must be covered by media insurance.)

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FREELANCE JOURNALISTS

As a tenacious Colorado freelance journalist, we invite you to join COLab. It is simple to do and free to you.

If you’re ready to join now, sign up here.

Want to know more about what we offer?

Freelance journalists in Colorado are eligible to participate in select networks and communications channels, and get connected to training and job opportunities. That includes:

  • A weekly COLab newsletter with resources and opportunities, including personal and professional development.
  • Participation in select channels of the COLab Slack workspace, with access to a freelancer-only channel; Misinformation Watch Colorado; Follow the Money Colorado; Real Talk Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Working Groups; Journalist Funding; Journalist Trainings; and more.
  • COLab’s freelancer directory, under construction, which will allow newsrooms to connect with freelancers who fit their specific needs. Signup now to be notified when this directory is set to launch (sometime in early 2021). It is a great way to connect with news outlets across the state.

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