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State news outlets feature air safety report

Several of Colorado’s largest news organizations, including 9News (KUSA-TV) and The Denver Post, this week featured an I-News analysis of air safety data that shows concerns by air traffic controllers. The Post used Burt Hubbard’s project on the front page of Wednesday’s paper. The report is online here: Air-traffic concerns on the rise in Colorado. KUSA combined the investigation with further reporting by Kyle Clark in a “9 Wants to Know” segment. Clark’s report is on the 9News website: Safety concerns from air traffic controllers spike

The Colorado Springs Gazette and Greeley’s NPR station for northern Colorado, KUNC 91.5-FM, used the investigation as well. Continue Reading →

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Census bonanza

Has I-News reached you? It has if you heard any of this news last week:
• Coloradans’ incomes dropped 9% in the past decade. • Child poverty doubled in Greeley. • Colorado (on a lighter note) has two of the nation’s top three cities for bike-to-work commuters. The first salvo of new Census data is out and I-News is analyzing and distributing it to media across Colorado. Continue Reading →

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Sorting and sifting through U.S. Census data

It was a good day at the I-News newsroom yesterday. When we started I-News, we wanted to find a way to get more in-depth news to more Coloradans by boosting the power of newsrooms across the state. And we wanted to focus on the kinds of stories that were hard to tell – those that required specific technical skills or significant investment of time or resources. In other words, stories that might not otherwise be told. So yesterday at 6 a.m. mountain time, the Census Bureau released thousands of bits of data from its American Community Survey. Continue Reading →

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