On Edge

On Edge is a statewide series on how the recent confluence of crises has tested Coloradans’ mental health.

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News Team

Helping newsrooms across Colorado grow stronger with reporting, editing, and hands-on training.

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COVID Coverage

COLab and its partners are reporting on the pandemic’s economic impact, public health challenges, and its spotlight on inequities.

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Election 2020

In the run up to the 2020 election, Colorado newsrooms joined forces to inform citizens statewide.

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News Voices Colorado

How do we transform local news so that it’s more inclusive of underrepresented communities and better serves all communities?

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Working Together

COLab partners work together — and with our News Team — on stories individual newsrooms couldn’t report alone. Through collaboration, we tell stories that would otherwise go untold. And those stories make a difference. Explore them and their impact.


How COLab is changing the news landscape in Colorado

Together, COLab partners report important stories that no one newsroom could tell alone. See some of the results.

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

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

Behind the scenes

Apr 7, 2021

The Latinx Community v. Local News: We’ve Been Here Before

Dear reader, When she was a child growing up in a 1940s’ Greeley that still posted “No dogs or Mexicans” signs, Polly Baca remembers that the local paper had a habit of referring to Latinos in one of two primary...
Mar 31, 2021

Happy Anniversary to COLab: Celebrating our First Year

Dear reader, As of today, the Colorado News Collaborative is a year old. And what a year. What we imagined compared to what has come to pass is beyond what we could have foreseen.  Our launch, on March 31,...
Mar 31, 2021

John Ferrugia joins COLab’s team!

Dear reader,  I am thrilled to announce that John Ferrugia has joined the COLab staff to help us strengthen news throughout Colorado.  John has won more professional honors than any other investigative journalist in the state. Particularly impressive are his national...
Mar 30, 2021

Latinx Voices: The Past as Prologue

The story of the relationship between local journalism and Colorado’s Latinx community is complicated, contentious and ever-changing. It is a story that includes a media history of generalization, demonization and of erasure. A story punctuated by protest and by progress....
Mar 18, 2021

Award-Winning Investigative Reporter John Ferrugia Joins COLab

Veteran award-winning investigative reporter John Ferrugia is joining COLab, the Colorado News Collaborative, a new nonprofit coalition of journalists from more than 100 news outlets statewide. Ferrugia will help local news outlets report complicated stories, innovate the ways they...