CPD’s Deliberative Journalism Project of Northern Colorado featured in Better News

Screenshot of Better News website with same photo from header of people standing in a circle in a classroom talking together and text "B/N Better News. BUILDING LOYALTY AND COMMUNITY. How a university partnership helps The Coloradoan build opinion content and audience engagement. Eric Larsen, The Coloradoan, January 2023."

This month, Eric Larsen, executive editor of the Fort Collins newspaper The Coloradoan, wrote about the success of our Center for Public Deliberation’s (CPD’s) Deliberative Journalism Project of Northern Colorado for Better News.

Larsen discusses how The Coloradoan, in partnership with the CPD and CSU’s Journalism and Mass Communications Department, adapted to a slimmer newsroom while incorporating public opinion into a new curated discussion called Coloradoan Conversations.

Larsen writes, “Martin Carcasson, director of the CSU Center for Public Deliberation, helps us frame questions and analyze answers for common themes. And CSU journalism students help improve the quality of conversations on Coloradoan.com through fact-checking and providing added context. As part of our partnership with the Deliberative Journalism Project, we organize events with the Poudre River Public Library District, which hosts ‘The Scoop,’ a monthly discussion of local news (and usually an extension of Coloradoan Conversations) that’s facilitated by Carcasson and Coloradoan journalists.”

“The Scoop” is happening next on February 15, 2023. The discussion topic will be “Tools for Bridging Political Divides.” For more information and to RSVP, see https://communicationstudies.colostate.edu/events/the-scoop-tools-for-bridging-political-divides/.

And read the whole Better News article at https://betternews.org/how-a-university-partnership-helps-the-coloradoan-build-opinion-content-and-audience-engagement/.