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Editor’s Note: Encyclo has not been regularly updated since August 2014, so information posted here is likely to be out of date and may be no longer accurate. It’s best used as a snapshot of the media landscape at that point in time.

, is an investigative news organization initially founded as a private nonprofit but now part of the Denver-based public TV network Rocky Mountain PBS.

The network was founded in 2009 by Laura Frank, a former reporter for the defunct Rocky Mountain News. It had  as of 2013. Frank was initially  at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the network has also collaborated with the university on a .

I-News in 2013, with whom it previously had a , as Frank became vice president for news there. As part of the merger, I-News and established partnerships with three other Colorado public radio stations.

I-News’ reports are published on its website and , particularly public media. The network was initially  by the University of Colorado, as well as through the . I-News began with  through grants, corporate underwriting, syndication partnerships, and other services, though as of 2012, came from foundations.

The network was a of the , a collaboration of nonprofit investigative news organizations.

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Primary author: Mark Coddington. Main text last updated: October 31, 2013.
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The American Independent News Network is a nonprofit network of local news sites centered on government and politics. The network was founded by David S. Bennahum in 2006 as the Center for Independent Media, changing its name in 2010. It began with the New Journalist Pilot Program in Colorado and Minnesota, with 17 reporters participating. In 2007, the…

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