Colorado Independent

Susan Greene

Recovering newspaper journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist Susan Greene joins KDNK's Gavin Dahl to discuss her latest column in The Colorado Independent, "Denver Police agreed to First Amendment training. It still hasn't happened." Press organizations in Colorado have spoken out about the mistreatment of journalists by law enforcement as well. She also talked about her participation in a new project called COLab.

Corey Hutchins joins KDNK's Gavin Dahl on Booked to discuss his reporting on President Donald Trump's massive rally in Colorado Springs last week. Trump said of embattled US Senator Cory Gardner, "He's been with us 100%. There's no waver." Plus, he explains why a dozen rural newspapers ran PR as news, mostly without disclosing the writer was paid to make the County Clerks Association look good. And he touches on how the Denver Post is using algorithms for sports coverage, and addresses the sale of the Greeley Tribune from Swift Media to Alden Global. Corey Hutchins teaches journalism at Colorado College and covers media for the Columbia Journalism Review and Colorado Independent. 

Rio Blanco Herald Times editor Niki Turner and Colorado Independent editor Susan Greene collaborated on an investigative journalism article called "Through the Cracks: A Sick Stranger, A Police Shooting, and a Town's Silence." A man with paranoid schizophrenia named Daniel Pierce was killed by law enforcement last year and the town of Rangely attemped to keep the story out of the public eye. Niki and Susan talk about what they learned while reporting the story, about rural access to mental health care, insufficient police training, government transparency, and how important the truth is to a community.

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Kroger has announced that all of their grocery stores, including City Market, King Soopers, and QFC will no longer stock free newspapers starting October 1st. Colorado College journalism professor Corey Hutchins, who covers media for Columbia Journalism Review and Colorado Independent, talks with KDNK's Gavin Dahl about the impacts and his coverage. You can learn about the Don't Lose Local News petition here

Corey Hutchins

Colorado’s Secretary of State Office has until September 5 to determine what initiative petitions received enough signatures to be included on the November ballot. For this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks to Corey Hutchins of the Colorado Independent about the measures so far.

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Radio advertisements in Colorado Springs are encouraging voters to avoid signing ballot measure petitions. For this week’s news brief, KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh speaks with freelance data journalist Sandra Fish about her recent article for the Colorado Independent. Sandra's website is collecting political messages received by voters, compiling information about those messages and creating a database.