Welcome to I-News.

I-News_LogoI-News produces in-depth, research-based journalism that many newsrooms couldn’t do alone. We collaborate with the most respected news outlets to deliver this journalism to millions of Coloradans.The I-News Network is the public-service journalism arm of Rocky Mountain PBS.

Together with our media partners, we’re filling a void in serious public-service journalism, bringing more in-depth news to the places you already look for your news: your newspaper, radio, television, computer and digital device.

We produce journalism that makes a difference. Here are some recent examples:

  • More doctors now disclose drug company payments after I-News helped Colorado Public Radio report hidden funding, allowing patients to make better-informed decisions.
  • University and law enforcement officials do more to protect students after I-News helped Rocky Mountain PBS and other media report that some schools withheld information about assaults on campus.
  • 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.
  • A new state law was passed to close legal loopholes after I-News uncovered dangerous and illegal treatment of hazardous electronic waste unknown even to regulators.
  • The Colorado State Board of Education toughened standards for online schools after I-News helped EdNews and other partners show that online elementary and high schools get millions in tax money even though half their students leave within a year.
  • A six-month I-News Network investigation has found that what really happens to Colorado’s rising mountain of electronic waste is not what you thought.

    A six-month I-News Network investigation has found that what really happens to Colorado’s rising mountain of electronic waste is not what you thought.

    I-News reports on issues of statewide importance and local impact. Our specialty is turning complex information into compelling multimedia stories – so citizens can make better-informed decisions.

    Our focus is high-impact, investigative journalism with an emphasis on data analysis, statistical analysis, data visualization and public records research. These are skills most newsrooms currently lack. However, these are skills that are urgently needed to produce public service journalism.

    Traditional news sources face tighter resources and more deadlines. They don’t always have the time or specialized skills to do it all. I-News is there to help.

    Participants of the 2011 Institute.

    Participants of the 2011 Institute.

    I-News also is helping train the next generation of investigative reporters and create the future of news. We work with journalism students at the University of Colorado and train high school journalists at our summer Investigative Journalism Institute.

    You can join in, too. Share your insights through our Public Insight Network. Help sustain quality journalism with a donation to I-News. Suggest a story.

    I-News mailing address:
    1089 Bannock Street
    Denver, Colorado 80204
    Telephone: (303) 620-5672