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Colorado Media Project Matching Grant ends Dec. 31st, 2022


News happens everywhere, every day.

Help YS reach our goal of $5,000 by Dec. 31, 2022, and Colorado Media Project will match us.

#newsCOneeds #GivingNewsMonth

With many communities suffering from news deserts, it is rare to have true local, community journalism. Yet Yellow Scene has been committed to this for 22 years. After a tumultuous 2021, this year also brought its share of challenges. For our newsroom, that meant learning to function with less staff, less resources, and less money, all while continuing to produce award-winning journalism.

That’s why we need your help. As we head into 2023, we’re asking you to support the growing movement of trustworthy local news.

YS does not have a large benevolent benefactors but rather is made up of the collective of the community. The average donation is between $36-$50, so our goal is 142 local contributors to help us reach this goal. Will you help pitch in (in any amount) before Dec. 31st, 2022? www.yellowscene.com/contribute

Any amount large or small helps us reach our Matching Grant goal:



Shavonne Blades grew up on the West Coast but moved to Colorado in High School. She left for California after school and returned to Colorado in 1990. She got her start in media at the age of 21 in Santa Cruz, California as an advertising sales rep. Having no experience and nothing more than a couple of years as an art college attendee she felt the bug to work in media at a young age. She learned that by helping her customers with design and marketing, their campaigns would be far more successful and has made a 30+ year career in design, copywriting, and marketing for her clients. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPy4MMdcfLg. She has always chosen to work in Independent Media and believes deeply in the need for true, authentic Community Journalism. She is proud that YS has never compromised journalism standards in its 20+ history and continues to print YS on paper monthly while also expanding web coverage. She has worked at 3 Alternative Weeklies and founded Yellow Scene Magazine in 2000. You can learn more about Shavonne's adventures in the YS 20th Anniversary issue: https://yellowscene.com/2020/10/08/the-yellow-scenes-red-tornado/

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