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Laura Frank

Laura Frank, Board Chair, Member Representative

Laura Frank is the Executive Director of COLab, the Colorado news collaborative. She pioneered collaborative journalism in Colorado as the founder of I-News, the nonprofit investigative news organization that merged with Rocky Mountain Public Media in 2013, the first such merger in the nation. She led the journalism team there for seven years, and is now leading 20-plus newsrooms in collaborative reporting through the Colorado News Collaborative.

She had previously been an investigative reporter at Denver’s Rocky Mountain News until it closed in 2009. Laura is a Denver native who spent 20 years reporting for newspapers, radio and public television around the country, specializing in investigative reporting and data analysis. She trained hundreds of journalists for more than a dozen media organizations.

She was a founding member of the Institute for Nonprofit News and now serves as its board chair. Her work has won awards in both broadcast and print, and led to changes in laws and lives.

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