Bucket List Community Café is an online community journalism site for Denver. We have a unique niche at the intersection of community and journalism. Everyone has a story, and we build community by sharing our stories. We are North Denver’s home for information, inspiration, and interaction. We share news, issues, culture, events, people, pets, food, fun and more so that you can know what is happening on your street and across town. We are hyperlocal and strive to represent the diverse voices within our community.
WHAT WE COVER
Bucket List Community Café is committed to sharing news and issues that matter to people in our city such as climate change, food insecurity, homelessness, inequities, gentrification, growth, and impacts of the economy. But we also love to have fun, meet people, go out to events, and see what’s happening in the city and neighborhoods. You might have seen us in the community passing out refrigerator magnets. Our team of multimedia journalists is pounding the pavement getting to know our neighbors. We call it journalism by walking around.
WHY IS IT CALLED BUCKET LIST COMMUNITY CAFE?
Our publisher, Vicky Collins is a television news producer. She imagined that when she was ready for a change, her next act would be owning a coffee shop/bookstore/art gallery. This was on her bucket list. She decided to create a community site online and called it Bucket List Community Café. She loves the aspirational name and imagined a place where people can swap stories and learn what’s going on in their city. We have been growing ever since. Bucket List Community Café is friendly and positive and leans toward social justice. We see everyone as our neighbor and are here to help you get to know one another.
Bucket List Community Café works with freelance writers in the community and also has a team of student interns from the University of Colorado at Boulder and Metropolitan State University of Denver that aspire to be multimedia journalists and engagement specialists. We have a diverse group that represents different voices in our community. Our goal is to make sure everyone is heard and feels represented on our website, Facebook and Instagram pages, and in our weekly newsetter and monthly podcast.
Bucket List Community Café is community inspired and supported. We are journalism innovators and entrepreneurs that raise money through grants, community fundraising and sponsorships. We work with small business and non-profit sponsors to tell their stories in a way that is trustworthy and organic for our audience. A rate card with sponsorship opportunities is on our website, and our pitch deck with latest analytics are available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. We have a branded content certificate and you will see a sponsored content tag on these stories to set them apart from our journalism. What you won’t see are ads, paywalls, subscriptions, memberships and barriers to access. Bucket List Community Café is free to all.