New Journalism Collaborative Focusing On The Mountain West

The Collaboration in the Mountain West, a partnership of six public radio stations across those five states, has received a grant of $475,000 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to launch a long-term news initiative to better serve the people of the region.

The grant provides seed funding for each station to add a journalist (or use existing staff) and share news content across the region. A Managing Editor housed at Boise State Public Radio will lead a team of reporters in covering vital regional issues. The other participating stations are Boise State Public Radio (based in Boise, Idaho), KUNC (based in Greeley, Colorado), KUER (based in Salt Lake City, Utah), Wyoming Public Media (based in Laramie, Wyoming), and Yellowstone Public Radio (based in Billings, Montana).

More on this from the lead station, Boise State Public Radio.


CPB Awards $3.3 Million to Five New Journalism Collaborations

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is awarding $3.3 million to five regional journalism collaborations to promote local news coverage and newsgathering efficiency.

The grants will help a total of 23 public media stations coordinate news services as well as produce more community-based, multi-platform coverage of local and regional issues.

Mountain West is part of this grant announcement from the CPB.