Mar 15, 2021 - Business
Denver Post remains the top dog for Colorado journalists
Reproduced from Colorado Media Project; Chart: Axios Visuals

If you want to know which are the best-in-class Colorado media outlets, ask local journalists.

Why it matters: When the Denver Post gutted the newsroom in 2018, it led to soul searching in Colorado and the nation about the future of local media.

Driving the news: The top news sources for accountability reporting and exposing societal inequities — two key watchdog roles for the media — are clear in a new report from the nonprofit Colorado Trust.

  • Worth noting: One of the top five, the Colorado Independent, closed shop in 2020.

My thought bubble: The media resources in Colorado are too scarce for competition.

  • One idea that should be considered: The creation of a statewide investigative journalism nonprofit or cross-publication unit that benefits all media outlets.

Disclaimer: John previously worked at the Post and the Colorado Sun. He doesn't recall completing the survey.

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