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Colorado News Collaborative (COLab)
Strengthening journalism in Colorado through collaboration
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We know there are stories out there newsrooms don't have the resources to cover alone as well as stories in increasingly wide swaths of Colorado that have become news deserts — meaning communities have no local news source. Veteran award-winning Colorado journalists Susan Greene and Tina Griego, in their new role with the Colorado News Collaborative (COLab), a nonprofit supporting journalism excellence, can help your newsroom produce in-depth narrative, explanatory and investigative reporting. They are offering reporting, editing and mentoring help to ensure important stories are reported with the depth they deserve, offering hands-on training in the process.
Thank you for joining this movement in Colorado collaborative journalism. Together, we can do great things.
First, what kind of story are we talking about?
A million stories are waiting to be told, so we'll need to prioritize. Some criteria we'll be considering:
Does your story idea check any of these boxes? Great. Please fill out this form to help us figure out your needs and how we might help. What you write stays between us, so please be as detailed as possible.
COLLABORATION IN ACTION
ALAMOSA — The protesters, about a dozen in all, gathered on June 4 in the intersection of State Avenue and Main Street. Like protesters across the country in the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing...
Dear readers, We’re thrilled to pass on word from the National Press Foundation this morning that The Colorado Independent has won the Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Health Reporting. The honor is given each year in recognition of...
Introduction One cold December evening, a year after a police officer killed a mentally-ill man in the northwest Colorado town of Rangely, the dead man’s wife sat next to the officer and forgave him —...
RANGELY ̶ Late in the evening, two hours into Monday’s meeting at the community college, Debra Pierce turned and faced the police lieutenant who shot and killed her husband one year ago. “I don’t blame...