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

September marks two years since we began publishing The Colorado Sun. This anniversary is an opportunity to look back and celebrate all that’s happened since 2018 and to express gratitude to all of you who help us do this important work. Your encouragement, your feedback and your financial support have made it all possible. It’s […]

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

A decision by the University of Colorado Boulder’s media college could leave one of the largest Colorado campuses without any independent student voice. With your help, we can prevent that from happening.   Three years ago I walked into the newsroom of the CU Boulder’s online student-run newspaper, the CU Independent, as an unsure freshman. I […]

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

The Colorado Sun won 10 first-place awards in the Colorado Press Association journalism contest, including the prestigious Public Service award. The Sun took first place in Investigative, Education, Business, Agriculture and Health, among other categories in the contest’s large Class 7 division. The Sun’s nine first-places in the Editorial Awards portion of the contest were […]

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

The Colorado Sun hauled away 28 awards in the four-state Top of the Rockies journalism contest over the weekend, including 14 first-place wins and the prestigious Public Service Award. We’re so proud of this recognition from our peers in the Society of Professional Journalists, but we are even more grateful to our Sun community of […]

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

As over 5 million Coloradans weather the COVID-19 crisis at home through mid-April, the state’s dedicated local journalists are among the short list acknowledged as essential workers in Gov. Jared Polis’ stay-in-place executive order. Each day we open our emails, scroll our social feeds, and receive potentially life-saving stories from the front lines of the […]

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

Before we published our first word at The Colorado Sun in 2018, we turned our gaze south for inspiration from The Texas Tribune.  The Tribune is a member-supported, digital, nonpartisan news organization that has changed the narrative about the news business. While legacy newspapers around the country shrink, consolidate and even disappear, the Tribune has […]

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From the Editor: It’s a wonderful life, or at least a well-informed life, that enjoys local journalism. Help us keep it alive.

In the classic Christmas movie “It’s a Wonderful Life,” George Bailey is given the great and terrible gift of seeing what the world would be like if he had never been born. His friendly town of Bedford Falls becomes the cold, hard Pottersville, where unrestrained greed and power create a dystopian nightmare of vice and […]