The Brooklyn-based company is profiting where other media companies have failed. From magazines to the web to film, Vice’s CEO says, “We do it weirder, and we do it younger, and we do it in a different way and in a different voice.”

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Broadcast TV used to have bigger stars, bigger audiences and bigger budgets. Cable shows were edgier, with more sex and violence than the broadcasters dared show. In the last few seasons, though, cable ratings have improved and broadcast shows have taken more risks. What’s going on on TV?

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Denver-based Clarity Media Group has purchased the Colorado Springs Gazette in a deal announced today. The agency’s CEO will also serve as chairman of the paper. Dan Steever will stay on as President and Publisher, with plans to expand coverage. Steever says they’ve already started adding staff in the newsroom, and plan to grow [...]

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The initiative led by Rocky Mountain PBS will bring together 21 organizations throughout Colorado, including the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, Colorado College’s KRCC 91.5 FM, Pikes Peak Community College, Pikes Peak Library District, and the Rocky Mountain Community Radio group’s 16 public radio partners around the state. This new partnership will create cross-platform content [...]

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Pushed to the max in stressful situations, firefighters face a risk of sudden cardiac death that is three times higher than the rest of the population…The Gill Foundation this morning announced a $1.3 million gift to Rocky Mountain PBS by donating its Colorado Springs building to the media outlet.

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Just a few years ago, the state capitol didn’t have wireless Internet access. But things have certainly changed with almost everyone plugged into smart phones and tablet computers. Not only that, but many lawmakers spend a good chunk of time each day on Twitter. State capitol reporter Bente Birkeland takes a look at the [...]

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It has recently come to our attention that a local radio station has been marketing itself in a fashion that resembles the marketing efforts of KRCC. Colorado’s pure rock station, KILO 94.3FM has, for some time now, been using the Colorado license plate theme that so many loyal KRCC listeners and members have long associated [...]

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Voters across the state are turning in ballots today as Election Day comes to a close…and, Congressman Doug Lamborn (R), who has led the charge in Congress to end federal funding for public broadcasting, has recorded a video message encouraging private support for Rocky Mountain PBS.

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As we begin the 2011 Fall Membership Drive, it’s time once again to peek behind the curtain of public radio’s Oz and put names with the faces of the Great Impartial Radio Gods of NPR and their celebrity doppelgangers because, well, it’s just fun. Plus it’s a perfect casting call for NPR: The Movie! starring [...]

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Education cuts are on the table once again in this year’s budgeting process. This month, we’re spending time taking a look at those cuts, and at education in general in Colorado.

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Facebook and the state of Colorado may be defriending each other in the near future. The state’s Attorney General has legal concerns about a provision in the Facebook contract that could violate the Colorado constitution. That means Colorado colleges, universities and state agencies could be forced off the popular social networking site if no agreement [...]

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Precis

On March 25, 2010 By

Readers of the Colorado Springs Independent will find in its pages this week the second edition of Precis, a new African American publication. KRCC’s Michelle Mercer spoke with the publication’s editor and publisher about the new paper, and gathered some reactions to Precis from the local African-American community.

The other publication [...]

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Nashville based Corrections Corporation of America plans to close its Walsenburg prison, the Pueblo Chieftain reports…Some state lawmakers are concerned about the use of Native American mascots at public schools…and, the Chieftain also reports that a Pueblo trauma surgeon currently in Haiti is blogging about his experiences.

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As we near the end of the year, it seems only natural that we take time to reflect on 2009, and begin to look forward toward 2010. In today’s “Citizen Report,” Fresh Ink editor Tim Bergsten does just that.

(“Citizen Report” is a collaboration between the Colorado Springs Gazette and KRCC. More citizen journalism is [...]

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Colorado’s booming medical marijuana industry is doing more than just benefiting dispensaries that sell the drug for a profit. Some media outlets hit hard by the recession are cashing in on the so-called gold rush, finding a new source of advertising. Others are taking a wait and see approach to the somewhat controversial revenue stream. [...]

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Round-Up

On October 30, 2009 By

Colorado’s state educational standards fall below federal standards…Senator Mark Udall seeks to authorize research into nuclear power plants…and, Focus on the Family’s voice steps down.

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The Gazette’s model for citizen journalism has seen some changes in recent weeks, most notably its migration to Fresh Ink, and to the main paper’s A section on Tuesdays. As a result, this week we’re revisiting the first ever “Citizen Report.” It’s a conversation between Fresh Ink editor Tim Bergsten, Fresh Ink reporter [...]

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Round-Up

On September 1, 2009 By

A draft reports estimates $15 billion dollars for passenger rail along I-70 from Denver to ski country, and an additional $5 billion for a route from Ft. Collins to Pueblo…Freedom Communications, Inc., owner of the Gazette, files for bankruptcy…and, Republican Tom Wiens considers running for Senate.

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Colorado is poised to have one of the largest winter wheat harvests in the country this year. The “winter” in that wheat simply means it was planted in the winter season. But all that wheat has to go somewhere, and before it does, it has to be harvested. Custom harvesters are the answer for [...]

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Round-Up

On April 24, 2009 By

Colorado’s Attorney General issues a warning regarding a popular newspaper, and a “Trash Treasure Hunt.”

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[slideshow id=13]Denver Post columnist Ed Quillen and his wife Martha founded Colorado Central magazine fifteen years ago. Since then the quirky newsprint publication has covered everything from the arts to water rights-as long as it was about central Colorado. Just last month they sold the magazine. March was the first issue with Mike [...]

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Just two months shy of its 150th birthday, Colorado’s oldest newspaper has published its last edition today. The owners of the Rocky Mountain News say the newspaper lost 16 million dollars last year and can’t afford to stay open. Nearly 230 newsroom staffers are losing their jobs. Bente Birkeland caught up with some of them [...]

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Round-Up

On February 26, 2009 By

Colorado’s oldest newspaper shuts down…Colorado Springs’ most dangerous intersections…and climate change.

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