Aspen Journalism is a local, nonprofit and investigative journalism organization in Aspen, Colorado.

Our mission is to produce investigative journalism for the benefit of people with a stake in the Aspen region, as well-informed citizens make better decisions.

Our area of interest radiates outward from Aspen to include Pitkin County, the Roaring Fork River watershed, the Western Slope, the state of Colorado, and the Colorado River basin.

We take a shoe-leather approach to reporting, with an emphasis on defining a beat and staying on it.

We are an independent news organization, but we work in collaboration with other news organizations, which helps us reach more citizens.

After we publish our stories on the Aspen Journalism website, other news organizations are invited to publish them, without charge, under our Creative Commons guidelines.

Founded in 2011, Aspen Journalism is a member the Colorado Press Association and the Institute for Nonprofit News.

Aspen Journalism is supported by people who appreciate the value of good local journalism and a free press.

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Annual Reports

2018 annual report
2017 annual report
2016 annual report
2015 annual report
2014 annual report
2013 annual report
2012 annual report
2011 annual report

Form 990s

2018 Form 990
2017 Form 990-EZ
2016 Form 990-EZ
2015 Form 990-EZ
2014 Form 990-EZ
2013 Form 990-EZ
2012 Form 990-EZ
2011 Form 990-EZ

Organizational Documents

IRS determination letter
Programs, policies and procedures