Aspen Journalism 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 3 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/non-profit-spotlight-aspen-journalism-part-3 <p>When the Internet began its exponential growth from a seedling to a colossal network, the demand for daily, quick reads increased. Readers were consuming the amount of information coming over the Internet faster than journalists could write it. This resulted in the down-sizing of the industry, and some of the causalities were investigative journalists. That's where Aspen Journalism, a non -profit local news organization, comes in. A handful of locally acclaimed, freelance journalists cover key topics in the Roaring Fork Valley: Water, Land, Education, Economics and the Ski Industry. Founder and Director, Brent Gardner-Smith, and Advisory Board Member, Andy Stone, speak.&nbsp;</p><p>Visit <a href="http://aspenjournalism.org">AspenJournalism.org</a> to learn more about Aspen Journalism.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:00:00 +0000 Cornelia Carpenter 16906 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Non-Profit in the Spotlight: Aspen Journalism, Part 3 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 Valley Roundup - December 27th, 2013 http://aspenpublicradio.org/post/valley-roundup-december-27th-2013 <p>Welcome to Valley Roundup, this week a review of the top stories of 2013.&nbsp; Curtis Wackerle of the Aspen Daily News and Brent Gardner Smith of Aspen Journalism join us to look back on a busy year.</p><p>In Aspen it was regime change as a new mayor and city council was elected and changed the tone of debate.&nbsp; For Basalt a major issue was the forced relocation of residents living downtown in the Pan and Fork trailer park.</p><p>2013 was also marked by conflict over noise in Aspen’s restaurant row, the conclusion of a big cocaine bust and sticker shock from Obamacare.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 22:37:09 +0000 Roger Adams & Rob St. Mary 12168 at http://aspenpublicradio.org Valley Roundup - December 27th, 2013