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I-News, the Rocky Mountain Investigative News Network, is a nonprofit investigative news organization based in Boulder, Colorado.
The network was founded in 2009 by Laura Frank, a former reporter for the defunct Rocky Mountain News. It has five full-time staff members, plus several contributors through the University of Colorado at Boulder. Frank is supported by a fellowship there, and the network has also collaborated with the university on a mobile media project.
The network has been funded largely by the University of Colorado, as well as through the Knight, McCormick, and Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundations. I-News plans to support itself through grants, corporate underwriting, syndication partnerships, and other services, however — particularly now that CU-Boulder has closed its journalism school.
In January 2009, I-News announced it was merging with Rocky Mountain PBS and Denver radio station KOVU.
Fwix was a local news and information aggregator and search service. The site was launched in August 2008 by Darian Shirazi with data from about 25 cities in the United States and Canada. It now serves more than 200 cities, including in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland. The company is based in…