Double your donation to our nonprofit, public interest newsroom!

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The Colorado Independent is happy to announce our participation in the News Match 2017 fundraising campaign. This is your chance to double your tax-deductible donation to our nonprofit newsroom!

Democracy Fund, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation have partnered to offer a $3 million matching fund to more than 100 nonprofit newsrooms across the country all vetted for their professionalism, independence and ethics.

That means that $28,000 is on the table, earmarked just for us — but we need your help to get it. Individual donations up to $1,000 will be matched one-to-one.

News Match comes in an era when newsrooms nationwide and in Colorado are folding or downsizing. The Indy is a team of veteran, award-winning reporters who help fill the need for investigative and explanatory journalism in the public interest at a time Colorado sorely needs it.

Upon accepting a civil rights award from the Colorado ACLU this fall, our editor Susan Greene said, “History tells us, all too painfully, that newsrooms don’t stop publishing when tyranny encroaches. They just stop asking questions.”

Help keep us asking questions. Please donate to The Colorado Independent today.


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The Colorado Independent is a statewide online news source operating in a time when spin is plentiful, but factual, fair and unflinching news in the public interest is all too rare. Our award-winning team of veteran investigative and explanatory reporters and news columnists aims to amplify the voices of Coloradans whose stories are unheard, shine light on the relationships between people, power and policy, and hold public officials to account. We strive to report the news with context, social conscience, and soul, and to give Coloradans the insight they need to promote conversation, understanding and progress in this square, swing state we call home.