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Nicolais: Strong local reporters become more critical in a post-truth political world

With just over three months until the 2022 general election, fabrications, half-truths, omissions and utter lies will dominate political discussion from now until November. It is the same song, just at a different tempo. We live in a post-truth political world. Misleading characterizations have always been a part of the political world. More than two […]

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Silverman: Kyle Clark deserves our thanks for standing up to bullies

Kyle Clark is on the frontlines battling disinformation, detractors and Donald Trump’s big election lies. The 9News’ anchor is Colorado’s most watched and trusted broadcaster.  Clark is sharp, experienced and can separate truth from nonsense. He’s got superior verbal and writing skills that provide hard-hitting commentaries and prolific tweets to his 155,000 followers.  Clark is […]

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Colorado Sun journalists recognized with dozens of awards in Top of the Rockies journalism contest

The Colorado Sun won more than two dozen awards in the four-state Top of the Rockies journalism contest this weekend, receiving more recognition than any other Colorado news organization in its category. The Sun, competing in the “extra-large newsroom” category despite being less than half the size of many of its peers, earned 28 awards […]

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Silverman: Pay attention when authoritarians target journalists, here and abroad.

In your pursuit of truth, follow independent media. Pay attention when journalists leave a country. Perhaps you should follow.  If a government criminalizes the presentation of facts, or arguments based on evidence, then the fix is in. Such societies cannot succeed. March entered like a big, mean bear in Moscow. Russia’s last objective television and […]

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Silverman: Les Shapiro turned from being a TV sports reporter to battling Trumpism

Leslie Mark Shapiro had an excellent life, but there was anguish, too. Les ate properly (excluding Chicago-style pizza), worked out and never smoked. Nonetheless, lung cancer killed Les at the age of 65. A Chicagoland high school pitcher with a lively arm, Les studied mass communications in college. Cleverly, Les turned his sports passion and reportorial […]

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Hutchins’ year in review: Here’s what happened in Colorado’s media world in 2021

If 2020 was a bruiser for the local media business with layoffs, furloughs and deep cuts from COVID-19 thinning our news scene, 2021 ushered in a kind of “new normal.” The local media industry tentatively bounced back as the year produced a bumper crop of digital news startups from Boulder and Denver, Broomfield and Franktown, […]

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Opinion: All Coloradans deserve access to trustworthy sources of local news

As the hours tick down before Tuesday’s general election, the news headlines about the state of our democracy could not be more dispiriting: As of Oct. 29, just 16% of Colorado voters had cast ballots Yes, Colorado’s school board races are becoming more politicized. Election disinformation has Colorado clerks trying new tactics to reassure voters […]