Local Journalism and the Attention Economy

Local Journalism and the Attention Economy

We invited international media researcher and strategist Dr. Seth Geiger, president and co-founder of SmithGeiger and a part-time Durango resident,  to Colorado to provide a “reality check” on digital media consumption -- where are people across the demographic spectrum spending their valuable time? What media brands and formats are they consuming? And how does local journalism break through the static?

In two discussions on Aug. 13 -- one with media pros, and one open public forum -- Dr. Geiger explored the answers, and what they mean for Colorado newsrooms and news consumers.


Colorado Media Project Examines Digital Journalism Opportunities

Colorado Media Project Examines Digital Journalism Opportunities

By Melissa Milios Davis, Gates Family Foundation

As Colorado's media landscape has continued to evolve, the Gates Family Foundation has invested in a wide variety of high-quality local news outlets. Local news is a key component of healthy, thriving communities – and its absence is harbinger of diminished communities.

Introducing the Colorado Media Project

Introducing the Colorado Media Project

By Lynn Schofield Clark, DU’s Media Film and Journalism Studies

Colorado has found itself in the middle of an extraordinary journalism experiment. And now, members of the Colorado Media Project, an interdisciplinary team of students and faculty at the University of Denver’s Project X-ite, the Gates Family Foundation, and the Boston Consulting Group, are joining others in brokering a fast-paced summer conversation about it.