Building Community by Sharing Our Stories
Bucket List Community Café has a unique niche at the intersection of journalism and community. We believe community journalism can be inspired and supported by the community it serves. We are a Denver hub for information, inspiration and interaction. There are no barriers to access. We have sponsors rather than advertising, memberships, subscriptions and paywalls.
We cover news, issues, culture, events, food, fun and more. We are friendly and positive and lean towards social justice. We support community journalism and collaborate with non-profits and small businesses. We are hyperlocal and strive to represent the diverse voices from different neighborhoods of Denver. We build community by sharing our stories. We believe that it is important to engage young journalists and communicators, and mentor them on their journey. We believe this can be sustainable and replicated.
As part of Bucket List Community Café’s commitment to serving the community we mentor
students from the University of Colorado at Boulder and Metropolitan State University of
Denver who are aspiring journalists and journalism entrepreneurs. Those who join our team
are put through a bootcamp to prepare them for work in newsrooms as they move forward on
their career journeys.
I am 100% likely to recommend this experience to my MSU Denver team because it’s a perfect introduction to journalism. It allows for you to be introduced to the reality of being a journalist and the tasks that come along with it, all while being in a space that continuously allows you to learn while applying skills you’re ready to use.
Vicky was excellent to work with. She is constantly taking into consideration the ideas that we suggest and attempting to align our assignments to our interests. She gives a lot of freedom with assignments, allowing us to make decisions on our own.
Bucket List Community Cafe provided consistent experience for pitching, producing, and publishing written articles in a remote newsroom. The ability to have an environment with strict deadlines and active feedback has strengthened my writing and work abilities.
During my time with Bucket List, I have gained valuable real-world experience as a journalist. Whether it is emailing, calling, interviewing, or writing, every aspect of these skills has improved. It has been an experience that has made me a better writer, journalist, and community member.