On Edge

“On Edge” is a multi-part statewide series on how the confluence of crises that 2020 brought us — from a...

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News Voices Colorado

How do we transform local news, so that it’s more inclusive of underrepresented communities, better supports civic engagement for all...

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News Team

Veteran award-winning Colorado journalists Susan Greene and Tina Griego are helping Colorado newsrooms produce in-depth narrative, explanatory and investigative reporting....

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COVID Coverage

In April 2020, six months before the Gates COLab Newsroom at Rocky Mountain Public Media opened its doors, the global...

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Election 2020

In the weeks and months leading up to the 2020 election, Colorado newsrooms joined forces to inform citizens statewide.

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What we do

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. Explore the stories and their impact.


How COLab is changing the news landscape in Colorado


Together, COLab partners tell important stories that none of the newsrooms could do alone. See some of the results.

Community Engagement

COLab believes in media for the people, with the people. See how Coloradans are helping build the media they deserve.

Sustainable Local News

We’re helping news organizations grow stronger financially, too. See how innovation is making a difference.

Latest news

November 28, 2020

Silver Linings

Dear reader, Has this happened to you? I’ve now lost track of the number of times I’ve uttered “What an unbelievable year!” or some variation of that. But today, I’m reminded of all we have to be thankful about...
November 13, 2020

Working through uncertainty

Dear readers,  Yesterday, Susan Greene was hard at work — helping a trio of our partner newspaper editors prep for a project with the Colorado News Collaborative. She helped lead a Zoom call with a number of our now nearly...
November 3, 2020

An antidote to polarization and partisanship

Dear fellow Coloradan, On this morning of the 2020 election, I’m moved to write you a letter about a conversation I had last night with my teenage son. Yesterday, Susan Greene sent you a note about the feeling of...
November 2, 2020

Finding Connection

Dear reader,  We at COLab think a lot — one could say “obsessively” — about readers, listeners and viewers of local news. We think about people we know and whom we can picture in our minds: those voracious clickers,...
November 2, 2020

The pits in our stomachs

Dear reader, Words generally come easily for me. But I have been struggling for seven months to name how it feels to live through this time. The pit in my stomach is probably like yours. It is carved, of...