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.
Colorado news outlets’ first joint end-of-year donations campaign was a big success, and was mirrored by a record-breaking, $7.6 million year for the national NewsMatch effort.
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.
In a first-ever joint appeal to readers, local newsrooms raised nearly $50,000 in a single day for local news. A $1,500 challenge grant from the Colorado Media Project to each outlet was doubled, tripled, and even quadrupled by local and national donors and foundations — filling newsroom coffers to ensure more and better local journalism in 2019.