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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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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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Meet the medical marijuana surplus report team

Lauren Seaton is a second-year master’s degree candidate in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Prior to graduate school, she spent five years with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC, working as a Food and Beverage Manager in Avon, Colo. A New Hampshire native, she graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges with a Bachelor of Arts degree in writing and studio art. For the past seven years she has called Colorado home. Jordan Wirfs-Brock is a master’s degree candidate in environmental journalism at the University of Colorado whose interests include data visualization and map-making. Continue Reading →

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