Colorado Public Radio-Denverite Marriage: 1+1=3

Colorado Public Radio-Denverite Marriage: 1+1=3

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.

Announcing New Investments and Partners for Colorado's Local News Ecosystem

Announcing New Investments and Partners for Colorado's Local News Ecosystem

The Gates Family Foundation, Democracy Fund, and the University of Denver’s Project X-ITE announce new, significant commitments the Colorado Media Project. Our goal is to raise $2.5 million over three years to foster trustworthy, sustainable local journalism serving all Coloradans, and we’re more than halfway there.

Colorado Newsrooms Chart a Collaborative Future

Colorado Newsrooms Chart a Collaborative Future

The CMP joined forces with the Institute of Nonprofit News to host a workshop with 14 newsrooms—representing print, online, radio, and TV—from all around the state. The goal? To surface opportunities for building a “value network” to support local newsrooms in Colorado.

Double or Triple Your Donations on #GivingNewsDay

Double or Triple Your Donations on #GivingNewsDay

Today you can support the rebirth of strong local journalism by joining the national #GivingNewsDay movement. The CMP is offering a matching grant of up to $1,500 for seven Colorado outlets. With your gifts , we can bring a total of $21,000 to public-supported Colorado journalism on a single day — money that will be put to good use reporting stories that matter to our community.

The Year-End Giving Challenge: Grant Opportunity

The Year-End Giving Challenge: Grant Opportunity

Is your public service news outlet planning to do a year-end giving campaign? The Colorado Media Project is offering matching gifts of up to $1,500 per organization for new memberships or individual donations made on “Giving News Day” — a new, nationwide campaign to increase philanthropic giving to media outlets on November 27, 2018 (a.k.a. Giving Tuesday). LOIs due November 1.

Key Insights from the Colorado Media Project

Key Insights from the Colorado Media Project

In just four months, the Colorado Media Project has produced thought-provoking research and insights. Read our executive summary, or take a deep dive into the various components — from our 2,000+ survey of Colorodans, to digital prototypes and business concepts, to a benchmark study of Colordado’s digital and nonprofit outlets — and more.

2018 Colorado Media Survey finds a Sizable Market for Digital, Local News

2018 Colorado Media Survey finds a Sizable Market for Digital, Local News

About 2.4 million digitally-savvy Coloradans are interested in state, local, and neighborhood news, and read more than headlines, a Colorado Media Project survey of 2,000+ residents has found. And about 1 million of these Coloradans are willing to pay for local news - the first time this market has been quantified.

Colorado’s Digital and Nonprofit Media Landscape: 2018 Benchmark Report

Colorado’s Digital and Nonprofit Media Landscape: 2018 Benchmark Report

The Colorado Media Project — in partnership with the Institute for Nonprofit News — set out to learn more about the state’s local news landscape, surveying 14 independent news outlets in Colorado to gain information about their mission, coverage topics, audience, staff size, business model, and more.

The Cultivo Media Prototypes

The Cultivo Media Prototypes

The prototyping process is all about the end user. Cultivo conducted empathy interviews with Coloradans from across the state, to hear first-hand about their personal experiences and challenges with Colorado local news today. Then they rapidly developed and user tested four digital prototypes to address common pain points with novel solutions. Read the final reports from GeoStory, StoryHound, Inspectre News, and The Daily Snack.