About the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition

The Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition is a nonpartisan alliance of groups, news organizations and individuals dedicated to ensuring the transparency of state and local governments in Colorado by promoting freedom of the press, open courts and open access to government records and meetings. Part of our mission is to educate citizens and officials on the public’s constitutional and statutory rights to information about their government institutions – how they operate and how policies are decided. We also monitor Colorado legislation, judicial decisions and violations of state laws regulating access to courts, records and meetings.

Coalition member organizations include: American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, Associated Press, BillTrack 50, Chalkbeat ColoradoColorado Association of Libraries Intellectual Freedom Committee, Colorado Bar Association, Colorado Broadcasters Association, Colorado Common Cause, The Colorado Independent, Colorado Press Association, Colorado Press Women, Colorado Public Radio, Colorado Springs Independent, Colorado Springs Press Association, Colorado Student Media Association, Delta County Citizen Report, Denver Metro MediaIndependence Institute, KDNK Community RadioLeague of Women Voters of Colorado, Longmont ObserverProfessional Private Investigators Association of Colorado, Rocky Mountain PBS I-News and Society of Professional Journalists. Members also include newspapers affiliated with the Colorado Press Association and broadcast stations affiliated with the Colorado Broadcasters Association. The coalition’s president is Steve Zansberg, an attorney with Ballard Spahr LLP who specializes in First Amendment and media law.

Positions taken by the Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition do not necessarily represent the positions of each individual member or member organization.

The CFOIC is affiliated with and supported by the National Freedom of Information Coalition, based at the University of Missouri. The Colorado Press Association has contributed office space and logistical support.

CFOIC’s board of directors.