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Hutchins’ year in review: Here’s what happened in Colorado’s media world in 2020

Good riddance to a bad year of layoffs, furloughs and further cuts. But it also saw greater collaboration.

From our editor: Like so many, The Colorado Sun had its ups and downs in 2020. Here’s where we are today.

Colorado’s locally owned, independent news source doubled its membership, won a pile of awards and told stories that needed to be told.

Opinion: How have the media performed during this longest presidential term in our lifetimes? And what lessons were learned?

The test will be in the homestretch of the election, when weary reporters will tap reserves to ID -- and perhaps prevent -- any malfeasance around the vote count.

Silverman: Search for truth and support reliable news outlets

Opinion: Denver’s protest shooting a superspreader of online misinformation

From our Editor: The Colorado Sun marks its second anniversary with the debut of a daily podcast

The Daily Sun-Up will be available at 6 a.m. Monday through Friday wherever you get your podcasts. Also, you’re invited to virtually celebrate our anniversary with us.

Opinion: If CU Boulder will not invest in independent student news, maybe you will

From the editor: Civil is gone, but The Colorado Sun is still rising

The Sun is approaching a major membership milestone, thanks to thousands of new members

Littwin: Hello, Colorado Sun readers, goodbye Indy

Colorado Sun wins 10 first-place awards in state press contest, including public service prize

The Sun also wins first place in investigative, education, business, agriculture, health and other categories

Colorado Sun wins 28 awards, including 14 first-place, in Top of the Rockies competition

A letter from the Editor: Thanks, Colorado, for supporting The Sun and allowing us to produce award-winning journalism for you

Opinion: The crisis facing local news in these coronavirus times is a crisis of democracy

Opinion: How can we maintain a free press? Let’s start by teaching news media literacy

Evan Smith discusses how to make our communities healthier by making them better informed

The Colorado Sun shares a conversation with Texas Tribune CEO and co-founder Evan Smith ahead of his visit to Denver this week

Vincent Carroll: A local media dependent on taxes will be too tame at crunch time

Opinion: Colorado journalism needs public support

The former editors of the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post say if Coloradans want a healthy democracy, journalism needs help

Polis signs bills aimed at protecting free speech rights, educating Colorado students about media

Opinion: How the media — including me — unwittingly helped create a Columbine narrative that has inspired murderers ever since

But the mythology around killers no longer needs press coverage to spread

Plunkett: The awful lessons of Goodloe Sutton, racism and hate

A note from our editor: The Rocky is long gone, but The Colorado Sun and others are rising to fill the gaps