I-News hires award winning-journalist Jim Trotter

This is big news for I-News – and for journalism in Colorado.

A well-known Colorado journalist is returning to the state to join I-News this month.

Jim Trotter will become I-News program director on Aug. 15.

Jim is highly regarded in Colorado journalism and beyond. He was the senior editor for investigative and enterprise journalism at the Rocky Mountain News when it closed in 2009. Since then, he has been with the Associated Press, responsible for enterprise journalism in 13 western states.

Jim has edited Pulitzer Prize-winning articles and an Emmy-winning documentary. He has been a columnist at a major metropolitan newspaper and been editorial director for the public affairs show of a major metropolitan television station. He was winner of the Dart Society's 2010 Mimi Award, recognizing both his compassion and leadership.

He is uniquely qualified to help I-News work with print, broadcast and digital news media across Colorado to produce important public-service journalism. Jim's hiring is made possible through a generous grant from The Colorado Health Foundation.

Stay tuned for some great journalism!

– Laura Frank
Executive Director

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About Laura Frank

Laura Frank is the executive director of I-News, the Rocky Mountain Investigative News Network. Laura is a Denver native who spent 20 years at newspapers, radio and public television around the country, specializing in in-depth reporting that requires data analysis and deep public records research. She has trained hundreds of journalists for more than a dozen media organizations, including the nation’s largest newspaper company (Gannett). Her work has been recognized in both broadcast and print, including a regional Emmy for documentary production in 1990 and as a top-10 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 at the Rocky Mountain News.

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