Denver public TV plans nonprofit news operation
DENVER – A Denver public television station is planning a nonprofit investigative news operation with a Web site and on-air program.
KBDI-TV said this week it will launch the project when it raises an initial $400,000.
A news release didn’t set a target date. It said the project would ask for tax-deductible donations but didn’t say who possible donors might be.
Station officials didn’t immediately return calls Tuesday.
The operation will be called Colorado Public News. The editor-in-chief is Ann Imse, who was a reporter for the now-closed Rocky Mountain News.
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Wick Rowland, KBDI’s president and CEO, said in the news release the venture is in response to “the reduction of significant investigative journalism” nationally and locally.
On the Net:
Prototype Colorado Public News site: http://www.kbdi.org/news/