Who We Are

The Colorado Media Project represents a broad coalition of Colorado citizens who are concerned about the future of local news and information in our state. We are students, journalists, entrepreneurs, civic leaders, and community members of varied backgrounds, interests and geographies.


Project Partners

Our partners are actively working with and within the community to execute on the goals of the Colorado Media Project. Send us an email if you are interested in becoming involved, or would like additional information.

 The Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm, is offering pro bono experts from its Denver office and media practice to synthesize media trends and insights, conduct original market research, and produce viable business plans for the Colorado Media Project.

The Boston Consulting Group, a global management consulting firm, is offering pro bono experts from its Denver office and media practice to synthesize media trends and insights, conduct original market research, and produce viable business plans for the Colorado Media Project.

 Project X-ITE is Denver University’s cross-discipline innovation hub for technology and entrepreneurship. DU experts involved in this project include: Lynn Schofield Clark, Chair of Media, Film and Journalism; DU Trustee Greg Moore, former Editor in Chief of the Denver Post; and former DU trustee Tryg Myhre, a long-time multi-media executive in newspapers, cable, television and other media.

Project X-ITE is Denver University’s cross-discipline innovation hub for technology and entrepreneurship. DU experts involved in this project include: Lynn Schofield Clark, Chair of Media, Film and Journalism; DU Trustee Greg Moore, former Editor in Chief of the Denver Post; and former DU trustee Tryg Myhre, a long-time multi-media executive in newspapers, cable, television and other media.

 
 Since 1946, the Gates Family Foundation has been a community resource for advancing long-term quality of life in Colorado. The Foundation has supported public and independent media for decades, especially as vital issues such as public education, rural issues, and natural resources have faced declining media coverage from traditional outlets.

Since 1946, the Gates Family Foundation has been a community resource for advancing long-term quality of life in Colorado. The Foundation has supported public and independent media for decades, especially as vital issues such as public education, rural issues, and natural resources have faced declining media coverage from traditional outlets.

 Denver University students from Cultivo Media, a start-up design and development consultancy, are conducting in-depth audience interviews with Coloradans from across the state, from all walks of life, and leading the project’s rapid prototyping process.

Denver University students from Cultivo Media, a start-up design and development consultancy, are conducting in-depth audience interviews with Coloradans from across the state, from all walks of life, and leading the project’s rapid prototyping process.


The CMP Executive Committee

 

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JB Holston

As Dean of the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Denver, JB Holston leads the Colorado Media Project’s Executive Committee. He has run a wide range of technology and media enterprises over the last two decades. As President of Ziff Davis International, a leading global digital-media company, Holston managed operations across more than 100 countries and launched Yahoo! Europe. Since selling his last technology start-up, Holston has helped create a wide range of for-profit and not-for-profit entities. His career has included senior posts with GE, NBC and the Boston Consulting Group.

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Roxane White

Roxane White, project director for the Colorado Media Project, is a results-driven strategic advisor and leader with a passion for community engagement and public policy. She has 25 years of executive leadership expertise as the CEO of local, statewide, and national nonprofits, as a Cabinet Secretary, and as Chief of Staff to a mayor and a governor.

Rox has a long history of professional experience serving on boards of directors including Rose Community Foundation, Garrett Seminary, the Downtown Denver Partnership Civic Ventures Board, and was one of 24 members of the national Mobility from Poverty Commission.

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Tom Gougeon

Tom Gougeon has served as President of the Gates Family Foundation since August 2010. Prior to Gates, Tom was a Principal and Chief Development Officer for Continuum Partners, a developer of mixed-use urban real estate projects. Tom worked extensively on the Belmar redevelopment project in Lakewood, CO and the Union Station transit hub in central Denver, among others. Tom also has served as the Executive Director of the W.M.B. Berger Foundation, CEO of the Stapleton Redevelopment Foundation, and as Assistant to the Mayor of the City and County of Denver. 

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John Huggins

John J. Huggins is an active angel/venture capital investor in technology and other startup companies. He also serves as a real estate development and financial advisor to businesses and non-profit organizations seeking public participation in community and economic development projects. He co-founded and was CFO of Johnson-Grace Company. John has long been involved in civic activities, including national, state and local political campaigns for candidates and issues. He has raised millions of dollars for a variety of civic causes and organizations.