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 state of the broader news ecosystem in Colorado. In their answers, journalists highlight strengths, identify weaknesses, and propose solutions for improving local journalism in Colorado.

Colorado Media Project (CMP) is released a report presenting 10 takeaways from these two journalist surveys and discussing the implications of the findings.

And on April 6 from 9 to 10 a.m. MT, CMP and The Colorado Trust will host a virtual forum to learn more from the researchers, discuss the findings with journalism leaders from across the state, and get recommendations for smart investments in local news that bolster accountability and civic engagement.

Featuring research from:
David Coppini and Kareem El Damanhoury, University of Denver
Stephanie Snyder, Hearken

Tim Regan-Porter, CEO, Colorado Press Association
Tina Griego, News Response Team, Colorado News Collaborative
Diamond Hardiman, Colorado Organizer, Free Press/News Voices
Erin McIntyre, Co-Publisher, Ouray County Plaindealer

Melissa Milios Davis, Gates Family Foundation/Colorado Media Project
Noelle Dorward, The Colorado Trust

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