LFTE: How The Collegian is covering the George Floyd/BLM protests

The Collegian

To the Fort Collins community,

We hear your anger and stand with you in solidarity against the senseless and racially charged killings of Black people in the United States.

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During the past week, we watched the video of George Floyd’s death at the hands of the Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, witnessed protests break out all over the country and listened to you as you held a vigil at the Fort Collins Police Department. 

On Friday, our managerial team came out of our summer hiatus in order to bring you content and update you on the protests in Minneapolis from the perspective of a Colorado State University student, the rally at the Fort Collins Police Department and an opinion column by Katrina Leibee calling for an end to police brutality. But we know that this is not enough and that a lot of hard work must be done by journalists, legislators and protesters alike to create justice for Floyd and those lost to police brutality and generations of systematic racism all over the United States.

We recognize the pertinence and the necessity of these protests and are working to make our coverage reflect the nuances of the situation and the impact it has on the Fort Collins community and the entire world. To keep you, our community, informed as we work on this coverage, we will be providing briefs on protests and events as they happen. 

In addition, we sympathize with your individual experiences regarding racial violence and protests and want to hear what you have to say. Our ears and inbox are open, and we would appreciate any comments or information to be sent to editor@collegian.com

You can follow our updates and live coverage on our:

Website: Collegian.com

Facebook: The Rocky Mountain Collegian

Instagram: @csucollegian

Twitter: @CSUCollegian

Sincerely,

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Lauryn Bolz, Editor-in-Chief

Abby Vander Graaff, Managing Editor

Matt Tackett, Managing Editor