The I-News Network is a nonprofit organization that gives millions of Coloradans access to in-depth news they wouldn’t find any other way – stories that inspire real action and positive change.
I-News helps news media throughout Colorado produce in-depth journalism they couldn’t do alone; we train journalists in other newsrooms to do the kind of in-depth reporting and research that I-News does; and we help citizens and students learn investigative reporting skills: to think critically, research deeply and tell compelling stories important for the public to know.
I-News has helped media across the state produce news reports that live up to the I-News motto: Journalism that makes a difference.
Here are some examples:
Lawmakers changed tax law after I-News helped the Denver Post reveal that movie stars and developers were getting tax breaks meant for farmers and ranchers.
Lawmakers called for a state audit after I-News helped Education News Colorado, KUSA-TV and other partners show that online elementary and high schools get millions in tax money even though half their students leave within a year.
Northern Colorado residents sought to help disabled neighbors live independently and save tax dollars after I-News helped public radio station KUNC and other media partners show how state resources were directed.
University and law enforcement officials do more to protect students after I-News helped our media partners report that some schools withheld information about sexual assaults on campus.
These are the kinds of real results that can happen when a community has access to the specialized I-News kind of quality, in-depth journalism.