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The Colorado Independent

Launched in 2006, the Colorado Independent covers public affairs in Colorado. It is operated by the American Independent News Network, which “emphasizes the positive role of democratically elected government in securing the common good and social welfare.” The network is funded by a variety of individuals and foundations, including the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Open Society Foundations (Open Society Foundations is not currently funding the American Independent News Network). The Colorado Independent and the Minnesota Independent are the flagship publications in the American Independent News Network’s New Journalist Pilot Program.

After this analysis was conducted, AINN changed how it organizes web content to better reflect the journalistic nature of stories that were published in its blog sections and thus not counted by PEJ. It has discontinued its blogs, and all of its content is now published in the main news channel.