Joe Mahoney

Joe Mahoney is a photojournalist with Rocky Mountain PBS I-News. Mahoney was a staff photographer and then Assistant Director of Multimedia for the Rocky Mountain News from 1999 until the paper closed in 2009. Mahoney was part of photo teams that won the Pulitzer Prizes for Breaking News Photography in 2000 and 2003 covering the Columbine school shootings and wildfires in Colorado. Mahoney won an Emmy in 2010 in the Topical Documentary category for his work as associate producer on “Final Edition.” Before joining the News, Mahoney spent nine years with The Associated Press. He teaches social documentary, photojournalism, editing and multimedia classes at Metro State University in Denver and is pursuing his Masters in Political Science at the University of Colorado.

Burt Hubbard

Burt Hubbard is the editorial director of I-News. Burt is well-known in the journalism world for his data analysis skills. His numerous awards include two prestigious Best of The West awards, a national education award for investigative reporting, and Reporter of the Year in Colorado. He also was a top-10 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in local reporting for the Rocky Mountain News and is enshrined in the Scripps Howard Journalism Hall of Fame. Burt has taught computer-assisted reporting and internet research to graduate students for 11 years at the University of Colorado School of Journalism and Mass Communication. For the past three years he has led research symposiums for journalists and citizens throughout Colorado on behalf of the university. Burt recently left the Denver Post to join I-News.

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