In the fall 2014 semester, CU News Corps conducted a series of fact checks during the 2014 Colorado and national election cycle. This project culminated in a larger piece on the efficacy of political fact-checking, which involved an extensive survey of Denver metro area voters conducted by Aspen Research on behalf of CU News Corps. This story was featured on the front page of politifact.org.
During the spring semester of 2014, CU News Corps focused on inequality with its Work and Wages project. Two articles from this project were published in the Denver Post. The first, by Lars Gesing, investigated the relationship between the national unemployment rate and congressional incumbents’ reelection prospects. The second, by Paul McDivitt and Jake Kincaid, explored the debate among economists about whether or not to raise the federal minimum wage.