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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.
Vox Media is an online media company that consists of the sports blog network SB Nation and the tech site The Verge. Vox Media was formally formed in 2011, but it began with the creation of SB Nation (short for SportsBlog Nation), a network of more than 300 fan-run sports blogs, many of them dedicated to a particular…