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Jason Salzman. Jason is a progressive journalist, blogger, and former freelance media critic for the Rocky Mountain News. Jason’s columns twice received Denver Press Club/Denver Newspaper Guild awards.  He is the author of three books: Making the News: A Guide for Activists and Nonprofits; (with Ben Cohen, of Ben and Jerry’s) 50 Ways You Can Show George the Door in 2004; and (with Michael Huttner) 50 Ways You Can Help Obama Change America. Jason’s chapter, “Journalism and the Scientific Consensus on Global Warming,” was published in How the West Was Warmed (Fulcrum, 2009). He’s a co-author of, “Local TV News: Getting Away with Murder,” which appeared in the Harvard Journal on Press/Politics (1997). Jason’s articles have appeared in The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Christian Science Monitor, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Huffington Post, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Nonprofit World, Shaman’s Drum, Sierra, Utne Reader and elsewhere. Jason is co-founder of Rocky Mountain Media Watch, a nonprofit organization that aims to hold the news media to their own professional standards, like those promulgated by the Society of Professional Journalists. Jason is also co-founder of Effect Communications. Reach him at @bigmediablogger

Michael Lund. Michael is a blogger, policy researcher, and former public school teacher. His posts have appeared on BigMedia.org and ColoradoPols. Reach him @Michaelund1

Madeleine Schmidt. Madeleine is a progressive blogger and social media manager. She recently graduated from Colorado College, where she studied Comparative Literature and Journalism. In Colorado Springs, she worked in the newsroom at KRCC, southern Colorado’s NPR affiliate, before moving to Denver to pursue a career in journalism and advocacy. In addition to the Colorado Times Recorder and KRCC, her work has appeared on BigMedia.Org, The Colorado Springs Independent, and ColoradoPols.com. Reach her by email at [email protected]

Erik Maulbetsch. Erik Maulbetsch is a Colorado-based researcher, writer & communications consultant. His research has appeared in stories by numerous national and local news outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, NBC, Politico, ESPN, Dow Jones Wire, Denver Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and the Houston Chronicle. When not researching or writing, he helps clients identify creative research-based media opportunities, develop timely social media campaigns, and coordinate multi-issue communications efforts. He has also worked for Freedom For All Americans, a national organization working for nondiscrimination protections for LGBT Americans, and as communications director of the ACLU of Colorado. Prior to his advocacy work, he was a magazine editor for nearly five years. Reach him by email at [email protected].



“No one in Colorado is harder on me than Jason Salzman. A noted Colorado blogger, Jason is as hard left progressive as I am hard right conservative. But I’m cool with Jason b/c with him it’s never personal. He attacks my words, my ideas, but not ME. Those are very different things. If he decides to come after something I’ve said or typed Jason first picks up the phone, calls me & says, ‘Derrick, its Jason. I’m going to publish a piece about [whatever I’ve done to irk him this week] but before I did wanted to get your perspective.’” – Derrick Wilburn, former Vice Chair, Colorado Republican Party.