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Almost two years ago, we started Denverite by holding our breath and pushing “Send” on an email newsletter designed to keep you informed about your city, answer your questions and amplify your voices.

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Dear Denverite reader,

Hello! I’m Dave, the editor of Denverite.

Almost two years ago, we started Denverite by holding our breath and pushing “Send” on an email newsletter designed to keep you informed about your city, answer your questions and amplify your voices.

We were only able to do this through the generosity of civically minded investors who believed in the importance and vitality of good, local journalism. It’s no secret that building a startup is a risk. But we didn’t get into the business of building a local news startup because we thought it was easy. We did it to serve you, the residents of Denver.

As you probably know, 2017 was a challenging year for us. We had to get smaller and let go of some talented journalists. But we’re coming out on the other side committed to being transparent and intentional about the next phase of Denverite.

We are setting out to build something sustainable and, to put it simply, we need to diversify our sources of funding.

I am excited to announce the launch of Denverite’s new membership program, which will help support and sustain the work we do covering Denver. I am inviting you to become a founding member today.

When you support Denverite’s journalism, we’re even more accountable to you, our readers. That’s exactly where we want to be, and it’s why we started Denverite in the first place. We get up every day excited to tell you what’s going on in Denver, to report, write and deliver news in ways that serve you best, and to directly involve you in the process when we can.

Join now and help us provide Denver with more journalism. Join now if you believe Denver needs more useful and authentic voices.

Thanks for supporting local journalism,
Dave (@daveburdick)

Dave Burdick

Author: Dave Burdick

Dave Burdick is the editor of Denverite. He has previously worked at The Denver Post, The Daily Camera, The Huffington Post, Naropa University up in Boulder and the Best Buy down by Park Meadows circa "Now That's What I Call Music" volume 4. His parents are retired local newspaper journalists, and he is married to a freelance journalist. He lives in Denver with her, their two children and a dog.