Who’s Doing Local News? Unveiling the Colorado News Mapping Project

Where are Colorado’s news deserts? How much original, local journalism is being produced to serve residents in each of our state’s 64 counties? What new sources and forms of local news and information are popping up, to fill news gaps? And who owns all of these outlets?

On Friday, October 21 from 11 a.m. to Noon MT, join us for a webinar where students and faculty from Colorado College and researchers from University of Denver will unveil a new mapping project aimed at helping Coloradans understand who’s doing local news, where, why and for whom.

The map is the first of its kind in the nation, in its attempt to catalogue both professionally affiliated journalism outlets — including newspapers, tv and radio stations, and digital sites — as well as nontraditional but influential social media pages, newsletters, podcasts, and other media produced by community members, government bodies, and political actors.

The Colorado News Mapping Project is a work in progress; webinar participants and the public will be invited to contribute new sources and/or corrections to the map, as Colorado students and faculty continue to improve the map and make it more transparent and useful for Coloradans who seek to understand: Who’s doing local news?

RSVP to Join the Oct. 21 Webinar

Colorado Media Project helped to catalyze and fund the Colorado News Mapping Project, which was created by people from Colorado College, the University of Denver, the Colorado News Collaborative (COLab), Hearken, Free Press and others. This work is supported by a grant to Colorado College administered by the Online News Association with support from the Democracy Fund, Knight Foundation, the Inasmuch Foundation, and Scripps Howard Foundation.

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