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How Colorado newspapers heeded a call to decry Trump’s anti-press rhetoric

On Thursday, more than 350 newspapers nationwide heeded a call from The Boston Globe to join a coordinated pushback on their editorial pages to President Donald Trump's "enemy of the people" rhetoric....

Layoffs lash The Denver Post. Again. But this time is different.

If someone were to produce a near-future dystopian film about hedge-fund journalism — let’s call it Layoff Season — a scene about The Denver Post might look like this:...

Lawmakers OK restrictions on medical pot advertising despite First Amendment concerns

This story first appeared at the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition website.   First Amendment concerns didn’t prevent a panel of state lawmakers Wednesday from endorsing...

Your weekly roundup of Colorado news and media, Feb. 25

  Rocky Mountain PBS documentary: Severe racial disparities in Colorado's infant mortality rates When it comes to newborn deaths, Colorado looks pretty good with the 5th lowest overall rate in the...

American Independent News Network joins Association of Alternative Newsmedia

The American Independent News Network — The Colorado Independent’s parent organization — was accepted into the Association of Alternative Newsmedia as the group’s first web-only news outlet following a vote of approval during its annual membership meeting held in New Orleans last month.

Decrying ‘photocopy journalism’, news watchdog spotlights Denver TV station merger

The sprawling greater-Denver metro region is in news-media crisis. In the information age, when there seems to be more and more to know, there is less and less being reported by the diminishing number of local mainstream news outlets here. So it comes as little surprise that media watchdog organization FreePress this week is highlighting the Denver news market as a negative example for the nation. The organization reports that, on top of shrinking newspaper reporting, the local TV news market is host to a "severe" form of the kind of sly consolidation that media corporations have been effecting across the country for nearly a decade. FreePress says this "covert consolidation," where direct ownership is never transferred, is gaining momentum and that it skirts federal ownership laws and erodes market variety and competition.

Marijuana debate tonight in Denver–and in Washington, former U.S. Attorney leads...

Even as proponents of legalizing marijuana in Colorado meet this evening to debate the best way to accomplish that, former U.S. Attorney John McKay is one of a handful of people leading an effort to legalize marijuana in Washington State. Spurred in part by Governor Christine Gregoire's veto of much of that state's medical marijuana laws, McKay and others say the time is ripe for full legalization in Washington.

THC DUI bill amended to require more study before a limit...

Marijuana DUI bill amended to require more study before a limit is set. Bill could be amended back on the floor, but for now a victory for those who think a per se level isn't needed.

Critiquing and appraising the McInnis water articles

As has been widely reported, and most doggedly by media blogger and Colorado Independent contributor Jason Salzman, GOP gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis landed a...

Westword’s Roberts on Colorado’s new-media landscape

Colorado Independent contributor, BigMedia blog author and former Rocky Mountain News media critic Jason Salzman has been interviewing journalists as the media landscape continues...