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‘Objective’ but ‘also human’ West Slope journalists reflect on sex assault...

This summer, the Swift Communications-owned Steamboat Pilot newspaper wrapped up an eight-week series called "In Our Shoes" about sexual assault in Routt County. "The name for the series originated...

MEDIA: Shotgun blasts shut down Colorado newspaper presses Your weekly roundup...

Readers of The Loveland Reporter-Herald and The Longmont Times-Call didn't get their papers delivered Saturday morning, but it wasn't a storm or power outage that stopped the presses. Instead, it was a...

Media: Why dozens of newsrooms across the Mountain West are partnering...

"Crime and corruption, troubled schools, drug epidemics, natural disasters — the news deals with some pretty discouraging subjects. But it doesn’t have to be...

House panel OKs bill to thwart lawsuits that stifle free speech...

A bill that would protect Coloradans from meritless lawsuits intended to silence criticism won approval Tuesday in a committee of the state legislature. House Bill...

The Indy 500: The Independent receives First Amendment honor, wins four...

We interrupt our regularly scheduled program to thank you. As always, we are grateful to have you among our family of readers, commenters, sharers...

Media: Denver police want to block radio chatter from the public— but not selected news...

Last month, I highlighted a piece by my colleague Jonathan Peters, a lawyer and Columbia Journalism Review's press freedom correspondent, about dozens of police agencies in Colorado encrypting their radio...

MEDIA: A new nonprofit news outlet seeks to cover energy in...

Go to the website of Empowering Colorado and you won't make it past a splash page announcing that it's now an official nonprofit and is reorganizing...

Denver police violated policy when they detained Indy editor, internal investigation...

A Denver Police Department internal investigation released today found two officers violated city policy when they handcuffed and detained Colorado Independent Editor Susan Greene...

Court secrecy, a handcuffed journalist, ‘Access Denied’: CFOIC’s year-in-review 2018

Two words come to mind when looking back at 2018’s government transparency highlights and lowlights in Colorado. Judicial secrecy. In June, the Colorado Supreme Court baffled many legal...

GREENE: What, in all its secrecy, is Colorado’s justice system hiding?...

Colorado’s judicial branch has spent a year stonewalling The Independent’s quest for court records, and I’m proud that we have stepped up our fight. As...