CU Journalism News Service Covers Shootings, Wildfires For Industry Outlets
Reporters for the CU Journalism News Service covered the July 20 mass shootings at an Aurora theater, providing copy and photos for news outlets including the Aurora Sentinel and KUNC public radio.
It was the latest reporting effort for the news service, which was formed recently to supplement the work of Colorado news outlets at a time of diminished resources. CU Journalism & Mass Communication plans to continue the news service and expand it to cover other news events. The news service is overseen by instructor Sandra Fish. If you’d like to offer story suggestions for the service, please contact Fish at Sandra.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Earlier this summer, database reporting by JNS students revealed that 343 properties destroyed by the Waldo Canyon Fire were valued at up to $112 million. That total did not include personal belongings lost in Colorado’s most costly fire.
The research about property values was picked up by KKTV – Channel 11 in Colorado Springs.
Another student-produced story about a wildfire workshop sponsored by CU Boulder’s Natural Hazards Center was featured in the July 17 edition of the Boulder Daily Camera.
Student Beth Bartel and instructor Paul Daugherty also produced a video of Boulder’s recent Flagstaff fire. The report was featured by NPR affiliate KUNC, based in Greeley.
And student Audie Streetman produced a video about fireworks bans in conjunction with a report on Public News Service.
At the height of the fire outbreak, students also regularly updated a statewide database of wildfires with information on fire locations, size and damage estimates.
Information produced by students and published by news outlets should be credited to CU Journalism News Service.