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Advocacy journalism is expanding in Colorado. Can you trust it?

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.29.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

While most people were asleep last week, the Colorado Independent's Corey Hutchins reported that Denver Post political reporter John Frank's view, off...

Best Local Journalism of the Election Season

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.02.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Here are my favorite election stories by local journalists: Denver 7's Marshall Zelinger of course gets the top prize in both the journalism and ente...

Coffman Still Opposed to Dual-Language Ballots?

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.13.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The Colorado Independent's Corey Hutchins took a risk last week and tried figure out U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman's stance on a very specific immigration is...

Best Reporting on the State Legislature in 2016

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.13.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The press corps is threatened and depleted but continues to crank out quality journalism.

What's Up with a Tea Party Activist Being a Newspaper Editor?

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.29.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If all you knew about Jennifer Kerns was her job title of executive editor of the Colorado Statesman, a newspaper covering Colorado politics, you may have been surprised if you attended last Thursday's meeting of the North Jeffco Tea Party.

When It Comes to Influencing GOP Legislators, Business Interests Can't Match Koch-Funded Group

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.22.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Much has been written about the Colorado Democrats' proposal to remove a hospital fee from TABOR restrictions. But one question that hasn't been explained fully is, why the near-unanimous opposition by Republican state lawmakers to the proposal?

Beauprez Says Jeffco Protests Aren't Really About Curriculum

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.04.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In an interview on KOA 850-AM Tuesday, gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez sharply criticized Jeffco students and teachers who've been protesting against a proposed curriculum review, saying the conflict is "really" about merit pay, not the curriculum.

GOP Radio Host Would Be "Shocked" if Beauprez likened Americans to Sheep. Well, He Did.

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.10.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I spoke last week with Dan Caplis and Craig Silverman, who were co-hosting Dan Caplis' KNUS show. Caplis and Silverman think The Denver Post should ...

Should Elected Leaders Talk to All Journalists, Even Rabid Ones?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

With the major media in decline, and more small outlets lining up along ideological lines, many people are less likely to hear from elected officials they disagree with.

Weekly Diaspora: 100 Years After Triangle Fire, Immigrant Workers Still Fighting for Labor Rights

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Last week marked the centennial of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, in which 146 most...

Weekly Audit: The Real Legacy of Reaganomics

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of B-movie actor-turned-conservative president, Ronal...

University Of Colorado Cost Centers To Forbid Credit Card Marketing

CU Independent | Christine Larsen on November 29, 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

[University of Colorado-Boulder] students seeking credit cards will not find offers marketed on campus. Although recent federal reforms, effective ...

Weekly Audit: GOP Plays Chicken with the Debt Ceiling

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: GOP Plays Chicken with the Debt CeilingBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) is calling for a "big show...

Weekly Pulse: End-of-Life Counseling Returns, But Death Panels Still Nonsense

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger A proposed program to cover counseling sessions for seniors on end-of-life care has risen from the a...

Weekly Diaspora: The Final Fight for the DREAM Act

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger It's a now-or-never moment for the DREAM Act, a bill that would provide a conditional path to citi...

Weekly Audit: A Progressive Deficit Fix?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The co-chairs of the 18-member deficit commission issued a preliminary presentation two weeks ago tha...

Weekly Audit: Curbing the Deficit, Cat Food, and You

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Curbing the Deficit, Cat Food, and Youby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The deficit commission released its much anticipat...

Post Shouldn't Forget About Stapleton's DUI Case

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Even though Walker Stapleton has been elected State Treasurer, the Denver Post shouldn't forget to make sure he turns over, at some point, the police report from his 1999 DUI arrest.

Why Hasn't Victim's Account of the Stapleton DUI Crash Appeared in the Post?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The Denver Post is missing a major element in its reporting on State Treasurer candidate Walker Stapleton's1999 DUI arrest, specifically that a victim...

Weekly Pulse: FACE the Facts

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger In 1993, anti-choice extremists murdered a doctor, burned 12 buildings, set off a bomb, and blockaded ...

Can McInnis Release Tax Forms and Protect Partners' Privacy?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

What did Colorado gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis mean when he said on Fox Radio April 15 that he'd take a "beating" if he released his income tax returns?

Petroleum Club and McInnis Disagree on Canceled News Conference

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Journalists should tell us when a political candidate doesn't show up for a scheduled news conference, and they should try to find out if the explanation given for the absence is accurate.

Weekly Diaspora: What the #$@!, Arizona?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger While federal lawmakers cautiously mull over the possibility of dropping a comprehensive immigration reform bil...

Weekly Diaspora: Local Laws Target Immigrants; Activists Take to the Streets

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger While immigrant rights groups pressure the federal government via high-profile marches and rallies, anti-immigr...

Weekly Mulch: Massey Energy coal costs the environment

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
The Media Consortium

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger Coal consumption has costs -- this week's explosion at a West Virginia mine, which killed 25, made that cle...