It’s #GivingNewsDay. Support Colorado journalism.

The Colorado Media Project is matching grants of up to $1,500 each for The Indy and six other local news outlets

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Over the past decade, as many traditional news organizations have vanished or withered, a small, intrepid collection of new outlets has risen to begin filling the gaps. Other public and nonprofit media outlets have redoubled their efforts to cover Colorado as it deserves to be covered.

Readers like you have recognized that new, credible sources of information are emerging, and you have been generous in your support of us. That’s why the editors of seven Colorado outlets signed below are joining forces today to ask for your continued help.

Today we invite you to join the national #GivingNewsDay movement, with a special gift to show your support of strong local journalism. Give a gift today, and the Colorado Media Project, an organization dedicated to strengthening and sustaining local news across the state, will match it. With this matching grant of up to $1,500 for each outlet – plus your gifts – we can bring a total of $21,000 to public-supported Colorado journalism, money that will be put to good use reporting stories that matter to our community.

Learn More and Support Colorado Newsrooms

Please take the opportunity to make a donation today to as many local, independent news organizations as possible. This is a critical moment for Colorado media. We pledge to continue earning your trust by producing excellent journalism.

Again, we thank you for the support that will allow us to continue on this journey.


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.