8/22/18 – Molly de Aguiar – Colorado’s Changing Media Landscape

Molly De Aguiar
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Colorado’s media landscape is changing rapidly, as the role of familiar news outlets evolves and new, digital-first sources emerge. What will the future of local news look like, and what can we do to help ensure that more Coloradans have access to the information we need to participate in civil society?

The Colorado Media Project is committed to sharing new, inspiring ideas about the future of news that are timely and relevant to our Colorado community.

  • 4 to 4:30 p.m. — Reception and networking
  • 4:30 to 6 p.m. — Presentation and discussion

Molly de Aguiar is the Managing Director for the News Integrity Initiative at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, which is a global coalition of funders, journalists, technologists, academic institutions, non-profits, and other organizations from around the world fostering informed and engaged communities, combating media manipulation, and supporting inclusive, constructive, and respectful civic dialogue.

Previously, she directed the Informed Communities program for the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, which supports a range of projects and ideas that explore the future of local news and information, with an emphasis on business models, collaborative reporting, community participation, and creative storytelling formats. She also spent 10 years working for arts and education nonprofits in Philadelphia and was active in independent media issues.

She writes about philanthropy at Philanthropy Sketchbook, co-founded the Local News Lab, and sits on the board of Media Impact Funders.

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.