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Reframing Resistance Coverage Can Build Trust in Local News

By: October 5, 2020 on FreePress.net, Diamond Hardiman & Philip Clapham

In June, Coloradans joined the global outcry over the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and our own Elijah McClain. This multi-ethnic and multigenerational movement mobilized to demand accountability for the harms of policing, hoping to bridge the long-standing racial divide between justice and law enforcement...

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Organizing Communities to Transform Local News in Colorado

By: Diamond Hardiman

Since the closing of the Rocky Mountain News in 2009, Colorado has become the epicenter of a national conversation about the decline of local newspapers, what that means for communities and what can be done about it. The shuttering of the Rocky, just shy of its 150th anniversary, transformed Denver from a two-paper town...