Unconference yields fresh ideas for collaboration

Unconference yields fresh ideas for collaboration

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.

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.