Opportunities

Let COLab connect you with all kinds of opportunities — from grants and other revenue options, to training and workshops, to events of all kinds. We’ll let you know when, where and how to sign up.

2021 Collaborative Journalism Summit

This year’s Collaborative Journalism Summit will again be conducted fully online — you’ll just need a device and Internet access to participate. You’ll be treated to three half-days of lightning...

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United States Journalism Emergency Fund

Funding requests will be reviewed on an ongoing basis in the order they were received. Learn more by visiting IWMF. The International Women’s Media Foundation has partnered with the Craig Newmark...

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Mental Health Reporting Workshop

Times are tough all over, maybe more so than any point in most of our – and our communities’ – lifetimes. That’s why COLab and our partners are preparing to launch “On Edge,” a two-month project about how Coloradans are experiencing this time of uncertainty and upheaval from a mental health perspective. COLab reporters and …

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Solutions Journalism 101 Webinar

This Solutions Journalism Network webinar will explore the ins and outs of solutions journalism, talk about why it’s important, explain key steps in reporting a solutions story, and share tips and resources for journalists interested in investigating how people are responding to social problems. They will also explore additional resources they have on hand for …

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Reclaiming the Public Square: Trust, Media and Democracy in Post-Election 2020

After the most polarizing election in American history, exacerbated by rampant online misinformation and echo chambers – what do we still have in common, and how do we heal our divisions? Where is Colorado’s post-Election 2020 public square, where we can come together for productive conversations that promote understanding? What is the shifting role of traditional …

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Providing security to journalists

Threats to journalists’ safety are on the rise, and media companies are hiring private security contractors to help protect them. Some of this security has been armed and there have been violent confrontations and at least one recent shooting. These incidents have led to debate about how to safely and effectively protect journalists without creating …

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Election SOS Rapid Response Fund

ElectionSOS has launched rapid response funding for news organizations working to sustain audience-centered election coverage. The goal of the fund is to provide support for journalists who are working to create a well-informed citizenry during post-election emergencies, fast-changing situations and risk of misinformation and disinformation. In other words, to enable reporting to support democracy and …

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#newsCOneeds through Dec. 31, 2020

Perhaps never before have local newsrooms been so clearly center stage as an essential public service — providing potentially life-saving information and accountability journalism on the evolving COVID public health and economic crises, and holding a mirror to our communities in a national reckoning for racial justice. That’s why this giving season, the Colorado Media Project — …

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2020 Better News Media Contest

The 2020 Better News Media contest is open to current news media members of the Colorado Press Association, including daily, weekly, monthly and online-only publications. Entries are made by news media members and not individuals. Early bird pricing is available through Dec. 11, and the entry deadline is Jan. 1, 2021 at 12 p.m. noon. …

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Identity, Advertising and the Future of Journalism: A Virtual Forum (Part One of Three)

From Privacy Beat: “What would be possible — for advertising, for privacy and for journalism — if the Internet had a way to govern, in the public interest, how identity data are shared and used?” You’re invited to look in on a free, public, provocative, three-part discussion that begins Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 at 12 …

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Identity, Advertising and the Future of Journalism: A Virtual Forum (Part Two of Three)

From Privacy Beat: “What would be possible — for advertising, for privacy and for journalism — if the Internet had a way to govern, in the public interest, how identity data are shared and used?” You’re invited to look in on a part two of a free, public, provocative, three-part discussion on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 at …

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Upping your game

Workshop #1: Upping your game: Make every day a watchdog day. (10 a.m. to 2 p.m. MT, Jan. 9, 2021.) Visit IRE for Information and registration. Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) will hold their TV Watchdog Workshops virtually in 2021. These four half-day workshops, open to broadcast journalists, will focus on tips and techniques for …

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IRE’s Legal workshop with Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press

Workshop #2: Legal Workshop with Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (9 a.m. to 1 p.m. MT, Jan. 22, 2021). Visit IRE for information and registration. Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) will hold their TV Watchdog Workshops virtually in 2021. These four half-day workshops, open to broadcast journalists, will focus on tips and techniques for …

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Q&A Session for Newsrooms: Email Newsletter Internship Program

The Colorado Press Association is piloting an email newsletter internship program with the goal of helping newsrooms learn how to effectively build relationships with audiences and, directly or indirectly, grow revenue via email newsletters. CPA is hosting Q&A sessions on Monday, January 25 at 3:30 p.m. for newsrooms and 4 p.m. for interns and colleges to answer any questions …

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Q&A Session for Students and Colleges: Email Newsletter Internship Program

The Colorado Press Association is piloting an email newsletter internship program with the goal of helping newsrooms learn how to effectively build relationships with audiences and, directly or indirectly, grow revenue via email newsletters. The program will also provide valuable experience to the college students who will be joining our newsrooms in the future. CPA is hosting Q&A …

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JAWS + Women Do News Wikepedia edit-a-thon: write admired women journalists into history

Women journalists are underrepresented on Wikipedia, one of the most-visited English language websites in the world. This leads to issues related to safety, credibility, and recognition and income. Women Do News is dedicated to elevating the voices and profiles of women journalists online. We want your help to write women like Betsy Wade, Juleyka Lantigua-Williams …

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Email newsletter internship program

The Colorado Press Association is piloting an email newsletter internship program with the goal of helping newsrooms learn how to effectively build relationships with audiences and, directly or indirectly, grow revenue via email newsletters. The program will also provide valuable experience to the college students who will be joining our newsrooms in the future. With …

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Identity, Advertising and the Future of Journalism: A Virtual Forum (Part Three of Three)

From Privacy Beat: “What would be possible — for advertising, for privacy and for journalism — if the Internet had a way to govern, in the public interest, how identity data are shared and used?” You’re invited to look in on the last in a free, public, provocative, three-part discussion on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 at 12 …

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The Aspen Institute’s Briefing for Local Newsrooms on Vaccine Narratives

The Aspen Institute is planning a high-level briefing for local news organizations about vaccine narratives. The briefing will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. ET. Vivian Schiller, who directs Aspen Digital, has invited local newsrooms to join the briefing. She wrote:  “The growing volume of data voids and mis- and dis-information around …

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Accelerate Local 2021: A Virtual Conference

▪︎ Feb. 22-26, 2021, from the Local Media Association ▪︎ Accelerate Local 2021, offering workshop-style sessions with four distinct themes: Growing Digital SubscriptionsJournalism Funded by PhilanthropyBranded ContentStrategies for TV Broadcasters Registration is free for employees of LMA member companies in good standing. For non-members, registration is $495 per person with access to all workshops. Visit LMA …

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NICAR 2021: Data On Demand

IRE’s annual data journalism conference will be held virtually this year on March 3-5, 2021. View the schedule here! From NICAR: Hands-on data skills will be taught via on-demand, pre-recorded videos led by IRE trainers, so that anyone can learn at their own pace. There will be beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons so attendees can jump in …

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2021 Knight Media Forum

March 2 – 4, 2021: Amid national political polarization, a fractured media ecosystem, and a flood of misinformation on everything from the presidential election to the COVID vaccine, local news is more important than ever, one information source that can ground communities on a shared basis of fact. It’s also being reinvented, under extreme economic …

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Maynard 200 Fellowship Program

Attention media professionals of color: Apply by March 5, 2021. The Maynard 200 Fellowship is the Maynard Institute’s signature professional development program for media professionals of color. The fellowship provides cutting-edge training and year-long mentorship for leaders, storytellers and media entrepreneurs of diverse backgrounds guided by the expertise of a distinguished faculty across relevant disciplines. …

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How Misinfo & History Affect BIPOC Trust in the COVID Vaccine

On March 5, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. MT, join a panel of doctors and misinformation experts including First Draft’s Jacquelyn Mason, Dr. Olveen Carrasquillo of the University of Miami, and moderator-journalist and ever-amazing PEN America partner Anoa Changa, to address the many factors that jeopardize the crisis of BIPOC trust in vaccines, including traumatic histories, access to accurate …

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Belonging in the News with Wesley Lowery

Part three of the Maynard Institute’s Belonging in the News series is coming up on Wednesday, March 10 at 1 p.m. MST. Martin G. Reynolds, event moderator and Co-Executive Director of the Maynard Institute, will discuss institutions of belonging with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author and correspondent for CBS News, Wesley Lowery. In addition to discussing his experience investigating police …

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Pre-Application Webinar: Subscriptions & Memberships Accelerators

On Wed, March 10, 2021 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MST, Facebook will be hosting an informational webinar to provide more insight and answer frequently asked questions on the application process for the newly-announced Accelerator programs: The Subscriptions Accelerator and The Memberships Accelerator.  Applications for both Accelerator programs are due March 19, 2021.

Misinformation & Disinformation — and What We Can Do About It

For Sunshine Week 2021, please join the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition the evening of March 18 for a lively and timely online discussion, “Truth Be Told: The Proliferation of Online Misinformation and Disinformation — And What We Can Do About It.” The expert panel will address these issues and more:  Why do people believe what …

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On Edge: Statewide Conversation About Mental Health

At 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 18, 2021, the Colorado News Collaborative and our news partners presented a one-hour statewide conversation about mental health as part of our ongoing series, On Edge. The panel was live-streamed and recorded, and can be viewed here: The live conversation was hosted by Jordan Chavez of 9News (who bravely broke stigma barriers …

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FJP’s Subscriptions and Memberships Accelerators

The FacebookJournalismProject has announced two new Accelerator programs for North American newsrooms: The Subscriptions Accelerator and the Memberships Accelerator. Applications are due March 19, 2021. Facebook will be hosting an informational webinar on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 to provide more insight on the application process and answer frequently asked questions.  The Accelerator, Facebook’s premier journalism sustainability …

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Art of the TV interview

IRE’s 2021 Virtual TV Watchdog Workshop #3 — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. MT, March 20, 2021 Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) will hold their TV Watchdog Workshops virtually in 2021. These four half-day workshops, open to broadcast journalists, will focus on tips and techniques for journalists working in television news. Each virtual workshop will …

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News Product Alliance Summit

The first annual News Product Alliance Summit, presented with OpenNews, will be held March 30-31, 2021! The NPA Summit will help news product thinkers develop deep peer relationships, learn new skills and co-create best practices for product in the news industry. Learn more about how to attend.

Info Session: CMP’s Grant to Ensure Equitable Access To The COVID-19 Vaccine

Join CMP for a Zoom information session on Monday, April 5 from Noon to 1 p.m. to learn more about this grant opportunity to aid Colorado journalism organizations that have existing, trusted relationships with communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. Info session attendees will learn more about which types of organizations and projects are most aligned …

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The News About Local News: 10 Takeaways from Colorado Journalists

In the summer of 2020, two surveys — one conducted by University of Denver (DU) with support from The Colorado Trust and the other one by Colorado Press Association (CPA) and Colorado News Collaborative (COLab) of their members and partners — assessed Colorado journalists’ views of their own news outlets and coverage, and of the …

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Apply: CPA Newsletter Accelerator Fellowship

The Colorado Press Association is hosting a newsletter accelerator program to help Colorado newsrooms improve their usage of email newsletters. In newsrooms and beyond, newsletters are increasingly viewed as crucial tools to build relationships with audiences and, directly or indirectly, grow revenue. Journalists, journalism students and content marketers are invited to apply here for a …

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Grant to Aid in Informing Communities to Ensure Equitable Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine

Colorado Media Project is offering grants of $5,000 to $10,000 to selected Colorado news outlets to support the dissemination of accurate, culturally relevant info about the COVID-19 vaccine to communities of color and other marginalized groups. Communities of color and other marginalized groups have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 in Colorado. These same communities also face …

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Attention Freelancers: American Society of Journalists & Authors Conference

Zoom interviews. Writing during quarantine. A record-setting election. News that a vaccine is coming. Reporting on the changing world in which we now live. Has there ever been such a challenging — but also rewarding — time to be a freelance writer? From April 13-15, ASJA’s 2021 Conference — fully online this year — will …

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Society for Environmental Journalists 2021 Conference

Are you a reporter covering energy and environment? The annual conference of the Society for Environmental Journalism is scheduled for June 2-6, 2021 in Boise, ID. Keep up to date with plans for the event by subscribing to SEJ’s Annual Conference email list. Frequently asked questions.

United States Journalism Emergency Fund

Funding requests will be reviewed on an ongoing basis in the order they were received. Learn more by visiting IWMF. The International Women’s Media Foundation has partnered with the Craig Newmark Philanthropies to establish the United States Journalism Emergency Fund to directly support U.S. journalists in need so they can resume work essential to our functioning democracy. Applicants …

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