journalism

  • Locations: News Published

    Why is journalism important?

    By Sopris Sun youth journalists

    Maeve Murray

    After joining The Sopris Sun’s new youth journalism program, we were asked one question: why is journalism important? We responded with various ways of saying: “getting information out to the public” and “connecting the community.” 

    However important these things are, throughout this… read more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Together we keep The Sun shining

    It happened on Christmas Eve, 2008. Our local newspaper of 34 years was scrapped by corporate entities who completely underestimated this community. Less than seven weeks later, The Sopris Sun was born. At a time when other newspapers were disappearing (including the Rocky Mountain News, a daily newspaperread more →

  • Locations: Columns, Opinion Published

    Slug It: Happy to be here

    I read that John Hinckley, the man who shot President Ronald Reagan, might be released in a year if his mental health remains stable. Hinckley also ushered me into my 22-year stretch of freelancing for The New York Times. So whenever I hear about Hinckley, I recall thatread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    The Sopris Sun looks to the future

    Earlier this year, The Sopris Sun decided to formalize an aspect of the nonprofit publication that has long been an important part of its character. In addition to informing, inspiring and building community, The Sopris Sun seeks to nurture the practice of journalism through cultivating new and diverseread more →

  • Locations: News Published

    Youth Journalism Program now receiving applications

    The Sopris Sun is proud to present the Future of Journalism Youth Incubation Program, free to all local high schoolers with interest in the industry. From ethics, to interviewing, to photography, cartooning and more.

    The course will run on Wednesdays in Carbondale from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. from Sept.… read more →