Roaring Fork Valley http://aspenpublicradio.org en Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Journalism, Part 4 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aspen-journalism-part-4 <p>In the last report on Aspen Journalism, a non-profit news organization, we speak with founder and director, Brent Gardner-Smith, local news editor, Andy Stone, and Board President, Tim McFlynn. Aspen Journalism's Advisory Board &nbsp;is made up of prominent local news editors from around the Roaring Fork Valley. Their role is to keep Aspen Journalism involved with the community and make sure the reporting is in line with the organization's mission. We also discuss funding and the future of Aspen Journalism.&nbsp;</p><p>Learn more about Aspen Journalism by visiting their website:&nbsp;<a href="http://aspenjournalism.org/">www.aspenjournalism.org</a></p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 17103 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Journalism, Part 4 Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Journalism, Part 2 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aspen-journalism-part-2 <p>Aspen Journalism might be young, only into its 4th year, but the non-profit organization has already established itself in the valley's media family. What sets Aspen Journalism apart from the daily newspapers, news channels and public radio stations is the dedication of time and resources into the stories produced. Founder and Director, Brent Gardner-Smith explains why the organization puts such an emphasis on in-depth reporting and the key topics the organization focuses on. Board President, Tim McFlynn, also contributes.&nbsp;</p><p>Visit the Aspen Journalism website to learn more:</p><p><a href="http://www.aspenjournalism.org">www.AspenJournalism.org</a></p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 16406 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Journalism, Part 2 Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Journalism, Part 1 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aspen-journalism-part-1 <p>Three years ago, longtime Aspen local and well-known journalist, Brent Gardner-Smith, looked at the news landscape in the valley and determined it was lacking in investigative stories. &nbsp; With that in mind, he launched Aspen Journalism. The model of a non-profit news organization in the Roaring Fork Valley was something Gardner-Smith envisioned in grad school, and established after an internship with&nbsp;<em>Pro Publica</em>, one of the nation's largest independent news agencies. Board President Tim McFlynn&nbsp;also contributes in the first part of Aspen Public Radio's <em>Non-Proift in the Spotlight</em>.&nbsp;</p><p>Visit <a href="http://aspenjournalism.org/">AspenJournalism.org </a>to learn more, read stories and meet the team.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 16102 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Journalism, Part 1 Non-Profit in the Spotlight: True Media Foundation, Part 2 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-true-media-foundation-part-2 <p></p><p>The True Media Foundation's mission is to teach teenagers how to make video media with positive social messaging. High school students from Basalt to Silt can sign-up for the Foundation's &nbsp;after-school program,&nbsp;<em>BeHeard!</em> where they learn how to work with cameras and audio equipment. Students also learn how to plan, write and organize their own documentary films, focused on topics of interest in the Roaring Fork Valley. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 15200 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: True Media Foundation, Part 2 Non-Profit in the Spotlight: True Media Foundation, Part 1 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-true-media-foundation-part-1 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>The True Media Foundation is based in Carbondale and is dedicated to teaching teenagers how to make media with social value. Chris Tribble, founder and director of True Media, shares the history of the organization and how it evolved from a successful video "mini-series" to a non-profit organization. Dana Marlatt, secretary of the board and an administrator for the foundation, also shares in the first part of a series on the True Media Foundation.&nbsp;</p><p>Learn more about the <a href="http://www.truemediafoundation.org/">True Media Foundation</a>.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 14875 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: True Media Foundation, Part 1