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The Colorado Independent is a nonprofit news outlet that offers tax-deductible opportunities for businesses and organizations to raise their profiles by underwriting our news coverage or events.

Our readership is booming. Sponsorships allow you to reach our audience of engaged, educated and active Coloradans of all ages without having to compete with a clutter of other ads or pop-ups vying for their attention.

Sponsoring The Independent’s brand of smart, in-depth reporting sends the unmistakable message that your business or organization cares about public affairs and civic engagement in Colorado and is committed to preserving a vibrant media landscape in our square, swing state.

Email Publisher Laurie Hirschfeld Zeller at publisher@coloradoindependent.com for more information.

Sponsorship opportunities include underwriting:

Our home page
Our 2018 Colorado Election section
Mike Littwin’s columns
Pulitzer-winner Mike Keefe’s cartoons
Tina Griego’s growth and social justice coverage
Susan Greene’s criminal justice and civil rights coverage
Our weekly email news digests
Our newsletters
Our podcasts
Our news poetry project

Many thanks to our current sponsors and underwriters:

The Colorado Independent maintains editorial control and independence of our content, including coverage underwritten by sponsors.

Awards and Honors

Our team at The Colorado Independent has been recognized for some of Colorado’s finest journalism. Here are some awards we’ve won in the past two years.

2018

The Society of Professional Journalists’ First Amendment Award

In recognition of The Independent’s fight for government transparency and access to public records

1st Place, Society of Professional Journalists: Environmental Enterprise Reporting, for “Fractured,” a series about the tensions between Colorado residents and oil and gas development

1st Place, Society of Professional Journalists: Political Enterprise reporting, “The Great Colorado Voter Revolt of 2017”

1st Place, Society of Professional Journalists: Public Service, watchdogging Denver’s jails

1st Place, Society of Professional Journalists: Personal Columns Writing, body of Tina Griego’s columns

1st Place, Society of Professional Journalists: News Column Writing, body of Susan Greene’s columns

2017

ACLU of Colorado’s Larry Tajiri Media Award in recognition of The Independent’s cover of civil rights in Colorado

1st Place, Society of Professional Journalists: Investigative and Enterprise Reporting, for a series of stories about the Clarence Moses-EL wrongful conviction case

2nd Place, Society of Professional Journalists: Enterprise Reporting on the Environment, “The Invisible Plume”

2nd Place, Society of Professional Journalists: Political Enterprise Reporting, “Colorado is in Americans for Prosperity’s ‘Persuasian Universe’”

2nd Place, Society of Professional Journalists: Column Writing, “The Sad Death of the Happiest Man in Denver”