CU Students Probe Denver Ad Buy Records
Posted: 9/21/2012  |  By: Mary Winter | CJR.org
COLORADO — Students from the University of Colorado are among the first journalists in this state to mine data from the political advertising contracts that many stations must now post online, under a Federal Communications Commission mandate issued earlier this year.
 
In a Sunday, Sept. 16 article in The Denver Post, the CU News Corps reported that the Denver market is awash in political ads, with 21 different groups spending nearly $20 million on close to 19,000 spots between July 30 and Nov. 6.