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Be Part of Something Big

This past week Bucket List Community Cafe was invited to be part of something big.  A movement.  A renaissance.  The Independent News Sustainability Summit was held in Austin and 500 people who are trying to reinvent community journalism attended.  There were publishers, editors, funders.    Non-profits and entrepreneurs from all over North America and beyond.  

Bucket List Community Café is energized to be part of this collaboration.  News is changing.  The way things have been done in the past are no longer what the present or future demand.  News is moving online.  News is streaming.  Legacy print and broadcast news is having to make way for disrupters who are coming up with new ways to deliver information to communities. New ways that the community tells us they want.   

It is an exciting time and you can be part of this too.  You can join us in creating trustworthy, local journalism that serves communities like Denver.  Many of you already are inspiring and supporting this.  You are reading the stories on our website, subscribing to our newsletter, following our social media, and listening to our podcast.  And you are contributing to us.

Today I’m asking you to do a few things that will help reinvent community journalism in Denver. 

Ask three of your friends to subscribe to our weekly newsletter. Ask them to visit our website to sign up or forward it to your neighbors.  Every week we build community by sharing our stories.  We cover news, issues, culture, events, food and fun from our neighborhoods. 

Mark your calendar for November 29 through December 31 when we will be asking for support in our #newsCOneeds fundraising campaign.  We have received a $5000 matching grant from Colorado Media Project and every dollar you contribute up to $1000 per person will be matched.

Check out the variety of stories we have on our website.   Read our story about the development along Tennyson Street.  Listen to our podcasts featuring Dan Danbom of Printed Page Bookshop and Kimberly Santistevan of the champion Mile High Blaze tackle football team.  Read the moving Voices piece by Victoria Perez about the offrenda she created for her dog, Chiquiz, for Dia de Los Muertos.

Visit our Team page to meet the ten journalists from the University of Colorado at Boulder and Metropolitan State University of Denver who we are mentoring on their journey to becoming multimedia journalists and journalism entrepreneurs.  This is the next generation.  

Contact us and let us know what’s going on in your neighborhood that we should cover.  Tell us how we can do better. We are building community by sharing our stories.  Bucket List Community Café is the place to get to know your neighbors all over North Denver.

We are building community journalism together.  Every day our team works to bring you positive, neighborly news that helps unite rather than divide us.  Every day we are inspired by you to serve our community better.  Join us and be a part of something big.            

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Vicky Collins is a freelance television producer and journalist based in Denver, Colorado with a diverse portfolio of projects that include network news, cable programming, Olympic sports, corporate and non-profit videos. Some of her most satisfying assignments have been covering disasters, working in the slums of developing countries and telling stories of people who show great courage in the face of adversity. She has been in all 50 states and on six continents and many of her television stories and photos are posted on her website at To contact Vicky Collins directly email or tweet @vickycollins.

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