News Voices: Colorado

How do we transform local news so that it’s more inclusive of underrepresented communities and better serves all communities?

About the Project

As Colorado wrestles with issues surrounding a growing and diversifying population, rising costs of living, and economic inequality, not all residents see themselves reflected in or served by local media. COLab, Colorado Media Project, and Free Press are partnering on a new initiative that works alongside communities underserved by local media to help strengthen and reimagine local news.

How We're Making a Difference

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News Voices: Colorado

The News Voices Colorado project seeks to transform local news so that it’s more inclusive of underrepresented communities, better supports civic engagement for all community members, and is relevant and sustainable in a digital world.

Project Goals

More local community leaders and individuals across Colorado invested in co-creating, contributing to, and sustaining a more inclusive future for trustworthy local news that better meets their needs and shared vision.

More allies contributing to a robust, inclusive, and trustworthy local news ecosystem.

Local journalists, media innovators, and allies across Colorado invested in actively listening to community members to better serve and engage local communities.

Engaging underrepresented communities and empowering them as equal participants with COLab journalists and media innovators from those communities.

Related Opportunities

This project was made possible through unprecedented collaboration between dozens of newsrooms and journalists across the state, who are active partners in the Colorado News Collaborative, or COLab.

To support the statewide effort, donate to the Colorado News Collaborative.