At Colorado Migrahack, participants can find a treasure trove of materials on historic immigration in Colorado – such as records on waves of Jewish immigration to the region, including the Jewish Consumptives’ Relief Society (JCRS). It was a “charity sanatorium,” one of many such health care facilities created in the early 1900s to treat those with tuberculosis.
Colorado journalists, web developers and technical specialists outside the Denver metro area are eligible to apply for travel grants up to $500 to attend Colorado Migrahack September 27-28 at the University of Denver, thanks to support from PEN America.
On The Colorado Sun’s first anniversary, editor and co-founder Larry Ryckman writes: “None of us set out to be small business owners, but we did it because it was important and needed to be done. As I have often said, this is not a crisis for journalists. It’s a crisis for communities and — I’m really stepping onto my soapbox here — for our very democracy.”
On Sept. 27-28, Colorado Media Project is co-hosting the Colorado Migrahack at University of Denver. What’s a Migrahack? A chance for journalists to gather with web developers, data crunchers, multimedia specialists, immigration community representatives, students, and faculty to create data-based reporting projects. Here are five reasons Colorado journalists should register now:
This week the Colorado Media Project hosted a webinar to present more information and answer questions for newsrooms about our open call for Colorado newsrooms to participate in a joint marketing and membership program. Read key questions and answers from our discussion, and see our slide deck. Remember: applications are due on Wednesday, June 17, at 11:59 p,m. Questions? Email us at email@example.com.
M3: Machine Learning, Migration, Mountains Journalism Unconference. drew dozens of journalists, students, and developers from Colorado and beyond to talk about collaboration, including upcoming Migrahack September 27 & 28.
Colorado Media Project, OpenNews, and University of Denver, drew journalists from states as far flung as Vermont and Florida. Many of them were data specialists, who attended the ‘unconference’ to share ideas and gain inspiration from one another. Colorado outlets represented at the unconference included the Colorado Independent, Longmont Observer, Chalkbeat, 5280, Vail Daily, and the Colorado Sun, and Colorado Public Radio.
The Colorado Media Project and the University of Denver have kicked off planning for a Migrahack event to be held this fall, which will bring together journalists, developers, students, data scientists and more to brainstorm ways to use technology show, not just tell, stories around migration issues.
Today’s news that Denverite, a beloved three-year-old digital news organization, is becoming part of Colorado Public Radio — which has been acting on big plans to expand its news staff — injects a new spirit of optimism into the local news conversation in Colorado. We talked to Kevin Dale, CPR’s executive editor, and Dave Burdick, Denverite’s founder and editor, about what this change means for both organizations, their loyal listeners and readers, and Colorado’s local news ecosystem.
Today the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation announced it would invest $300 million over five years to strengthen journalism, with a particular focus on local news and information.