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IndyFinity Episode 2
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IndyFinity: Celebrating the Indy, Previewing Sixty35 Media

Past leaders at The Colorado Springs Independent and Colorado Springs Business Journal discuss how and why their time here was so special.

Ralph Routon –Executive Editor of the Independent 2006-2017; Executive Editor of Colorado Springs Business Journal 2012-2017; Executive Editor Pikes of the Peak Bulletin 2014-2017; Executive Editor Emeritus 2017-present. Ralph is also a director on the board of Citizen-Powered Media, the nonprofit parent of Sixty35 Media. He is also board chair of the Creative Alliance of Manitou Springs and vice-chair of the Manitou Arts, Culture and Heritage tax board.

Carrie Simison, Jennifer Furda, Matthew Schniper and Ralph Routon with Dave GardnerMatthew Schniper – Indy editor 2016-2019, various Indy roles since 2004; most recently Food/Drink Editor and Critic, which he continues to do for Sixty35 Media.

Carrie Simison – Indy Production Manager 1998-2005; Indy GM/Associate Publisher 2005-2015; Indy Publisher 2015-2019, Carrie is currently Director of Marketing & Communication for the Downtown Partnership.

Jennifer Furda – Colorado Springs Business Journal Publisher 2012-2017. Jennifer is now Director of Partnerships & Government Affairs at UCCS.

Dave Gardner hosted this episode, and Nick Raven directed.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Downtown Partnership


State of Plate podcast, hosted by Matthew Schniper 

This is one of a series of conversations held during the livestreamed “IndyFinity” event held December 16, 2022, to celebrate 30 years of Indy history and preview the future of Sixty35 Media. The Independent, Colorado Springs Business Journal, Southeast Express, and Pikes Peak Bulletin are among the newspapers consolidating under the banner, Sixty35 Media, a new nonprofit digital and print journalism initiative that will do an even better job of shining a light on arts and entertainment, business, government and politics, neighborhoods and other civic affairs in all parts of our community, long into the future. Explore the new Sixty35 Media starting January 10. Become a supporting member or make a donation.

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