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Inside I-News

Here’s a snapshot I took this week of the I-News newsroom. There’s such a buzz in the newsroom these days. You can see the two newest members of our staff, reporter-extraordinaire Kevin Vaughan in the back and editor-with-the-magic-touch Jim Trotter in the foreground. Jim is working with reporter Ann Carnahan Espinola, who has teamed up with Burt Hubbard (you can see him working away on his computer). They’re in the middle of a major project looking at how Colorado compares to the rest of the nation when it comes to matters of race and things like income, education and health – and what that means to the future of the state. Continue Reading →

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Journalism that makes a difference

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:

More doctors now disclose drug company payments after I-News helped Colorado Public Radio report hidden funding. 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. Continue Reading →

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I-News Turns 2

By Laura Frank
The I-News Network

We’re celebrating the second anniversary of I-News with a look at the impact this nonprofit news organization has had already. I-News journalism has inspired Coloradans to change laws and lives. We’ve reached millions of people through our media partners, which include the most respected news outlets in the state. And we’re helping reshape the future of public-interest journalism. Colorado is at the forefront of the evolution of journalism. Continue Reading →

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I-News joins with Piton and Denver foundations in Knight Foundation grant

Project will give public better access to public information

Here at I-News, an important part of our mission is to turn complex data and information into compelling journalism people can use to make decisions in a democracy. We’re thrilled to announce that we are joining with the Piton Foundation and The Denver Foundation in a project that will help us do even more of that. And today, we can announce that the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Community Information Challenge has awarded the project $336,000, a challenge grant that will be matched by the partners involved. You might recall that Knight Foundation awarded I-News a Community Information Challenge grant to fund our startup last year. The new project will unlock data on education, health, and other pressing issues, and put it in the hands of residents seeking to change

their communities and news outlets seeking to inform those communities. Continue Reading →

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