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Denver offers many examples of community media collaboration.

The Colorado metropolis is host city for the 2017 Community Media Conference. The city was chosen for many reasons, including its central location, public transit, walkability, nice summer climate and proximity to the great outdoors. Denver also has a fantastic independent media culture.

The Five Points Media Center, where NFCB has an office, is home to a variety of community media, including Chalkbeat, Free Speech TV, Rocky Mountain PBS and KUVO.

Down the road, Denver Open Media’s space hosts community-curated radio and television for the city, along with being the Denver location of Boulder-based KGNU. The building also finds DenHac, the Denver hacker space, on the first floor.

Denver has a big alternative newsweekly scene too, from the massive Westword (itself part of a larger publication chain) to The Colorado Independent, 5280 and a range of special-interest smaller papers, zines and circulars.

If you’re registering for the conference, you’re encouraged to come a little early or stay over to check out the dynamic Denver media endeavors, the booming food scene and the city’s many outdoor activities. The conference’s host hotel, the Embassy Suites (reserve here), is central to everything, and you’ll already be set for the conference starting July 17.

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