“This is one of the best things that has happened to local news in Colorado in the past 10 years. It's exciting and inspiring to work with people -- real people, not just journalists -- who are focused how to strengthen the journalism ecosystem.”
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.
Journalists brainstormed creative ideas to rally community support – from holding open office hours to having advertisers donate ad space to a local charity – at the Colorado Press Association’s annual convention.
Editor Charles Ornstein addresses Colorado newsrooms on CMP webinar
At the heart of the Journalist’s Roundtable event was an opportunity for local and national practice and funding partners to brainstorm with local journalists over how to implement four major initiatives CMP is considering or committed to for the current year.
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.