Double or Triple Your Donations on #GivingNewsDay

Double or Triple Your Donations on #GivingNewsDay

Today you can support the rebirth of strong local journalism by joining the national #GivingNewsDay movement. The CMP is offering a matching grant of up to $1,500 for seven Colorado outlets. With your gifts , we can bring a total of $21,000 to public-supported Colorado journalism on a single day — money that will be put to good use reporting stories that matter to our community.

The Year-End Giving Challenge: Grant Opportunity

The Year-End Giving Challenge: Grant Opportunity

Is your public service news outlet planning to do a year-end giving campaign? The Colorado Media Project is offering matching gifts of up to $1,500 per organization for new memberships or individual donations made on “Giving News Day” — a new, nationwide campaign to increase philanthropic giving to media outlets on November 27, 2018 (a.k.a. Giving Tuesday). LOIs due November 1.

Key Insights from the Colorado Media Project

Key Insights from the Colorado Media Project

In just four months, the Colorado Media Project has produced thought-provoking research and insights. Read our executive summary, or take a deep dive into the various components — from our 2,000+ survey of Colorodans, to digital prototypes and business concepts, to a benchmark study of Colordado’s digital and nonprofit outlets — and more.

2018 Colorado Media Survey finds a Sizable Market for Digital, Local News

2018 Colorado Media Survey finds a Sizable Market for Digital, Local News

About 2.4 million digitally-savvy Coloradans are interested in state, local, and neighborhood news, and read more than headlines, a Colorado Media Project survey of 2,000+ residents has found. And about 1 million of these Coloradans are willing to pay for local news - the first time this market has been quantified.

Colorado’s Digital and Nonprofit Media Landscape: 2018 Benchmark Report

Colorado’s Digital and Nonprofit Media Landscape: 2018 Benchmark Report

The Colorado Media Project — in partnership with the Institute for Nonprofit News — set out to learn more about the state’s local news landscape, surveying 14 independent news outlets in Colorado to gain information about their mission, coverage topics, audience, staff size, business model, and more.

The Cultivo Media Prototypes

The Cultivo Media Prototypes

The prototyping process is all about the end user. Cultivo conducted empathy interviews with Coloradans from across the state, to hear first-hand about their personal experiences and challenges with Colorado local news today. Then they rapidly developed and user tested four digital prototypes to address common pain points with novel solutions. Read the final reports from GeoStory, StoryHound, Inspectre News, and The Daily Snack.

How to Fix Local Journalism? Just Listen

How to Fix Local Journalism? Just Listen

How can local journalists better connect with their audiences and serve their communities? This has emerged as a central question for the Colorado Media Project, and the focus of countless hours of interviews with journalists and news consumers throughout the state. Through more than a decade of working on precisely this problem, Molly de Aguiar -- Managing Director of the international News Integrity Initiative and former media grantmaker for New Jersey’s Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation -- has found the solutions to be simple in theory, yet difficult in application.

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.