Our Mission

The Colorado Sun is a journalist-owned, award-winning news outlet based in Denver that strives to cover all of Colorado so that our state — our community — can better understand itself.

In this way, we believe we can contribute to a more vibrant, informed and whole Colorado.

We are committed to fact-based, in-depth and nonpartisan journalism. We cover everything from politics and culture to the outdoor industry and education.

We are a public benefit corporation, which means we’re a for-profit company incorporated with a mission. Our mission is to provide our community with quality, non-partisan journalism — and no paywall. To read our most recent annual report, please visit  coloradosun.com/annualreport. (Here are our past reports: 20192020/2021)

Our goal is not to turn a profit. Our goal is to produce the best possible journalism. We do that with the help of you, our readers, and community backers.

Every dollar we take in goes directly toward the journalism we produce. Period. That’s our promise to our readers — along with striving to make sure each and every one of our stories are worth your time.

We launched on Sept. 10, 2018.

Who We Are

The Colorado Sun is made up of staff writers, editors and photographers:

They are:

Larry Ryckman, Editor | larry@coloradosun.com

Dana Coffield, Senior Editor | dana@coloradosun.com

Eric Lubbers, Technology & Strategy | eric@coloradosun.com

Jennifer Brown, Government/Human Services Writer | jennifer@coloradosun.com

Jason Blevins, Outdoors/Business Writer | jason@coloradosun.com

Tamara Chuang, Business/Technology Writer | tamara@coloradosun.com

John Ingold, Health Care Writer | johningold@coloradosun.com

Michael Booth, Health/Environmental Writer | booth@coloradosun.com

Kevin Simpson, Colorado Lifestyle/General Assignment Writer/Editor | kevin@coloradosun.com

Jesse Paul, Political Editor and Writer | jesse@coloradosun.com

Erica Breunlin, Education Writer | erica@coloradosun.com

Olivia Prentzel, General Assignment Writer | oliviaprentzel@coloradosun.com

Tatiana Flowers, Inequality/General Assignment Writer | tatiana@coloradosun.com

Lance Benzel, Team Editor | lance@coloradosun.com

David Krause, Team Editor | davidkrause@coloradosun.com

Jeff Thomas, Opinion Editor | jeff@coloradosun.com

Danika Worthington, Presentation Editor | danika@coloradosun.com

Olivia Sun, Photographer | oliviasun@coloradosun.com

Hugh Carey, Photographer | hugh@coloradosun.com

Kevin Jeffers, Product Producer | kevinjeffers@coloradosun.com

For information on how to support The Colorado Sun, reach out to our business development team:

Sylvia Harmon, Director of Sales | sylvia@coloradosun.com

Kristina Pritchett, Marketing and Events Specialist | kristina@coloradosun.com

Linda Monroe, Sales Associate | linda@coloradosun.com

Isabella Hutchinson, Operations Manager | isabella@coloradosun.com

Contact Us

For readers:

To otherwise get in touch with The Sun, you can reach us by email at newsroom@coloradosun.com or tips@coloradosun.com.

You can also contact us via Signal, WhatsApp or voicemail: (720) 263-2338 or (720) CO-32338.

Our mailing address is:
The Colorado Sun
2101 Arapahoe St.
Denver, CO 80205

For help regarding your account, reach out to support@coloradosun.com.

For underwriting and events:

You can also reach us at underwriting@coloradosun.com.

Event inquiries can be sent to events@coloradosun.com.

For freelancing:

The Sun also employs several contributing writers and photographers across the state. If you’re interested in working with us, please send clips and a resume to dana@coloradosun.com.

How We Are Funded

We were fortunate to find partners interested in creating a new model for local journalism. Civil helped The Colorado Sun get started with some financial and technical backing. We no longer are partnered with them. (We also got help from several Kickstarter backers.)

The news we report on has always been sourced, reported, edited and published right here in Colorado, except for those times that we’ve traveled out of state to bring you stories.

Now, we rely on member support and sponsorships to sustain The Colorado Sun. More on how we accept sponsorships and our transparency rules can be found in our ethics policy.

Every dollar we receive goes directly toward the journalism we produce. Period. Join us today.

To become a sponsor, email sylvia@coloradosun.com.

Ethics Policy

To view our ethics policy, visit coloradosun.com/ethics.


Through a feature we call SunLit, done in partnership with Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book, The Colorado Sun will present current excerpts of works from some of the best Colorado fiction and nonfiction writers — always for free. We offer these literary appetizers, as well as author Q&As to lend context to the selections, as part of our mission to reinforce our shared sense of community, and to perhaps introduce readers to a new favorite writer.

To learn more, visit coloradosun.com/about-sunlit.

The Colorado Sun the day of its launch on Sept. 10, 2018. (Jesse Paul, The Colorado Sun)

Opinion & Letters to the Editor

The Colorado Sun is a nonpartisan news organization, and the opinions of columnists and editorial writers do not reflect the opinions of the newsroom.

We label opinion pieces (including cartoons) and letters to the editor prominently, using the clearest words possible to note that they are separate from news coverage. This includes when we post links to opinion pieces on social media accounts.

For more on how we will handle opinion pieces and letters to the editor, see our ethics policy.

To submit letters to the editor or if you are interested in becoming an opinion contributor, email opinion@coloradosun.com.

For more details on submission guidelines, check out this page.

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