This is I-News
Welcome to the I-News Network.
I-News produces in-depth journalism that no other newsroom in the state can do.
We’re a nonprofit news service, so we collaborate with the most respected news outlets in Colorado to deliver high-impact journalism to millions of Coloradans.
Together, we’re filling the void in serious public-interest journalism, and bringing more in-depth news to the places you already look for your news: Your newspaper, radio, television, computer and digital device.
Our partners include Rocky Mountain PBS, Colorado Public Radio, KUSA, The Denver Post and virtually every daily newspaper in Colorado, plus ethnic and emerging media.
I-News is journalism that makes a difference.
Here are a few examples:
- More doctors now disclose drug company payments after I-News helped Colorado Public Radio report hidden funding, allowing patients to make better-informed decisions.
- University and law enforcement officials do more to protect students after I-News helped Rocky Mountain PBS and other media report that some schools withheld information about assaults on campus.
- Lawmakers changed tax law after I-News helped the Denver Post reveal that movie stars and developers were getting tax breaks meant for farmers and ranchers.
- Legislation was introduced after I-News helped its media partners uncover dangerous and illegal treatment of hazardous electronic waste unknown even to regulators.
- Lawmakers called for a state audit after I-News helped EdNews and other partners show that online elementary and high schools get millions in tax money even though half their students leave within a year.
I-News reports on issues of statewide importance and local impact. Our specialty is turning complex information into compelling multimedia stories – so citizens can make better-informed decisions.
Our focus is high-impact, investigative journalism with an emphasis on data analysis, statistical analysis, data visualization and public records research. These are skills most newsrooms currently lack. However, these are skills that are urgently needed to produce public-interest journalism.
Traditional news sources face tighter resources and more deadlines. They don’t always have the time or specialized skills to do it all. I-News is there to help.
I-News also is helping train the next generation of investigative reporters and create the future of news. We work with journalism students at the University of Colorado and train high school journalists at our summer Investigative Journalism Institute.
You can join in, too. Share your insights through our Public Insight Network. Help sustain quality journalism with a donation to I-News. Suggest a story.
Contact us with any questions, ideas or suggestions.