project team

Nancy Watzman (Director,  @nwatzman , on Medium  @nwatzman ) is an award-winning investigative journalist, researcher, strategist, and 20-year Denver resident who works on the cusp of technology and journalism. Her career spans work with the Internet Archive, the Sunlight Foundation, the Center for Public Integrity, the Center for Responsive Politics, and the Democracy Fund. Most recently, she worked as editor for the Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy, which spent the past year exploring how to improve trust in democracy and concluded that a key lever is strengthening local journalism nationwide. She is co-author of Is That a Politician in Your Pocket? Washington on $2 Million a Day (2004) and a contributor to The Buying of the Congress: by the Center for Public Integrity (1998).

Nancy Watzman (Director, @nwatzman, on Medium @nwatzman) is an award-winning investigative journalist, researcher, strategist, and 20-year Denver resident who works on the cusp of technology and journalism. Her career spans work with the Internet Archive, the Sunlight Foundation, the Center for Public Integrity, the Center for Responsive Politics, and the Democracy Fund. Most recently, she worked as editor for the Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy, which spent the past year exploring how to improve trust in democracy and concluded that a key lever is strengthening local journalism nationwide. She is co-author of Is That a Politician in Your Pocket? Washington on $2 Million a Day (2004) and a contributor to The Buying of the Congress: by the Center for Public Integrity (1998).

Alan Gottlieb (Local Networks Director,  @alangott ) is a writer, editor, communications consultant, and nonprofit entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in journalism, public policy and philanthropy. He is co-founder of Chalkbeat — a national education news nonprofit — and winner of a Heartland Regional Emmy Award for his part in producing “Standing in the Gap,” a four-part Rocky Mountain PBS documentary examining the history of segregation in Denver Public Schools. From 1988 to 1997, Gottlieb was a reporter with The Denver Post, where his coverage of DPS earned several regional journalism awards. From 1997 to 2007, Alan served as education program officer at Denver’s Piton Foundation.

Alan Gottlieb (Local Networks Director, @alangott) is a writer, editor, communications consultant, and nonprofit entrepreneur with 20 years of experience in journalism, public policy and philanthropy. He is co-founder of Chalkbeat — a national education news nonprofit — and winner of a Heartland Regional Emmy Award for his part in producing “Standing in the Gap,” a four-part Rocky Mountain PBS documentary examining the history of segregation in Denver Public Schools. From 1988 to 1997, Gottlieb was a reporter with The Denver Post, where his coverage of DPS earned several regional journalism awards. From 1997 to 2007, Alan served as education program officer at Denver’s Piton Foundation.

Andrew Elliman (Marketing Director,  @andrew_elliman , on Medium as  The Front Ranger ) brings experience as a Senior Account Executive at Weber Shandwick in New York, where he executed integrated B2B marketing strategies across print, broadcast, digital, and social media. He has served as Director of Marketing for Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network — Colorado, and an M.B.A. Intern for Spredfast, a leading provider of enterprise social media software. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Texas’ McCombs School of Business and a B.A. in History from Middlebury College, where he was a film critic for the school paper.

Andrew Elliman (Marketing Director, @andrew_elliman, on Medium as The Front Ranger) brings experience as a Senior Account Executive at Weber Shandwick in New York, where he executed integrated B2B marketing strategies across print, broadcast, digital, and social media. He has served as Director of Marketing for Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network — Colorado, and an M.B.A. Intern for Spredfast, a leading provider of enterprise social media software. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Texas’ McCombs School of Business and a B.A. in History from Middlebury College, where he was a film critic for the school paper.