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- May 10 2012: 14 Journalism and Mass Communication majors and 6 International Affairs graduates received the International Media (IM) certificate at the Spring 2012 commencement. International Media Certificate graduate Dana Elaine Anderson also received the award for Outstanding Undergraduate in Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) from Professor Bella Mody, co-founder of the IM certificate program.
Dana Anderson earned a GPA of 3.96, the highest GPA of any graduating JMC undergraduate. This Colorado native transferred to CU as a sophomore from Pennsylvania where she was a Global Studies major. At Lehigh, she represented a women's non-governmental organization from India at the UN in New York so she naturally applied for our International Media certificate when she got here.
Dana went to high school in Sydney, Australia and in Colorado: she credits her study habits and writing skills to her Australian school where she was required to submit typed notes on readings every week. In Colorado, she was on the high school track and cross country teams.
Dana heard last month that she had won a highly competitive national fellowship from The Modern Story to spend the next 6 months in Hyderabad, India teaching multimedia skills to low-income public school students. She plans to return and apply to law school.
Dana's father, Mark Anderson, also specialized in International Relations at CU. He graduated with a B.A (with distinction) in Political Science in December 1982.
- March 14, 2012: The Spring International Media Certificate event featured Dr Piya Sorcar. Dr Sorcar spoke on "How a CU Journalism Alum is working on a Global Crisis in 70+ Countries." Sorcar graduated in 2001 with three undergraduate degrees from CU Boulder (Journalism, Business and Economics), completed a PhD from Stanford, launched TeachAIDs.org and was listed by MIT's Technology Review in 2011 as one of the Top Twenty Innovators under 35. Click here for photos of the event.
- November 30, 2011: Kristen Leigh Painter, master's degree candidate at CU-
Boulder, successfully defended her MA professional project on obstetric fistula
in Uganda. Obstetric fistula is a reproductive health issue that disproportionately impacts the world's poorest populations. Kristen spent two months reporting and gathering her content in the summer of 2010, which she then turned into a web-based, multimedia project. Her committee was chaired by Professor Bella Mody, CU's International Media certificate co-director, and supported by Professor Meg Moritz and Professor Rick Stevens. The project's URL is: http://www.mendingmotherhood.com
- October 26, 2011: Jody Jenkins, Award-winning co-director of "American Jihadist," editor at France 24, and CU Boulder Scripps Fellow, spoke at the International Media Certificate Fall 2011 event. Jenkins spoke about his experiences as a print and broadcast journalist overseas. Click here for audio of the event.
- October 13 2010: Jared Marchildon, the first CU graduate with an International Media Certificate, earned chapter co-authorship in the just-released new book, Geopolitics of Representation in Foreign News: Explaining Darfur. Professor Bella Mody, Journalism’s International Media certificate co-director, worked with nine students and several faculty colleagues to focus attention on how the world’s press covered the genocide in Darfur from 2003-2005. Click here for book ordering info / click here to access original student papers
- March 31, 2010: At the Spring 2010 meeting of the International Media Certificate, Professors Robert and Lauri McNown presented a slide show and talk entitled "Memories of Tiananmen Square, China 1989." The McNowns lived in Beijing during the spring of 1989 and witnessed the Democracy Movement. Their presentation included selections from their journals and letters, accompanied by photos of marches and demonstrations at Tiananmen Square (click here for pictures, audio, and sample slides). Dr. Lauri McNown teaches Political Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has taught both in the Political Science Department and the Honors Program at CU. Dr. Robert F. McNown is Director of the International Affairs Program at CU-Boulder and co-director of the International Media Certificate program. He is also Professor of Economics and Faculty Research Associate with the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
- November 3, 2009: The Fall 2009 meeting of the International Media Certificate hosted by International Affairs focused on The Politics of Representation in Slumdog Millionaire and Q & A: The 2009 Academy-Award Winning Film and the Indian Novel (click here for event poster and downloadable audio files). Presenters were Professors Anjali Monteiro and K.P. Jayasankar from the Centre for Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bombay, India. Jointly, Monteiro and Jayasankar have won twenty one national and international awards for their films. Their scholarly publications have appeared in Cultural Studies, Global Civil Society Annual (London School of Economics and Political Science) and other media studies venues. They have held visiting positions at Goldsmith’s College, London, the University of Western Sydney, and most recently, Lahti University in Finland. Monteiro was a Fulbright visiting lecturer in 2007 at the University of California, Berkeley.
- July 2, 2009: Jared Marchildon (website), CU's first International Media Certificate graduate and an International Affairs major co-produced Colombia: Stories That Kill as part of the LinkTV series Latin Pulse. Latin Pulse/Pulso Latino is a bilingual English/Spanish half-hour series providing news and analysis on Latino America through the eyes of Latin American media.
- May 23, 2009: Professor Mody organized a Journalism Studies division panel on Globalizing Journalism: Who, What, Where, Why, How, How Much? at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association in Chicago. Presentations were made by Professors Daya Thussu of Westminster University, Steve Reese of the University of Texas at Austin, Kai Hafez of the University of Erfurt and Bella Mody.
- May 1, 2009: Doctoral student Marco Briziarelli completed an annotated bibliography on Gramsci and the media for the deCastro endowment at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Title: "Gramsci and Consciousness Raising" (click here for PDF file).
- November 13, 2008: Bilbao, Spain: Professor Bella Mody was an invited speaker at the Darfurvisible conference organized by the UN Committee for Refugees in the Basque Province. (Click here for presentation slides)
- April 11, 2008: Liu, Jianqiang, Wall Street Journal - acclaimed reporter speaks on investigative journalism and China's environmental movement.
(Wall Street Article)
(Listen to his speech)
- Jan 23, 2008: Professor Bella Mody spoke to medical students at the University of Colorado's Health Science Center about the role of communication in global health. (Presentation)
- June 25, 2007: Professor Hun Shik Kim presented two research papers at the World Journalism Education Conference in Singapore: "What went wrong? National interest and selective sourcing in air disaster reporting" and "Narratives of peace: Asian news media coverage of conflicts".
- April 16 2007: Professors Anjali Monteiro and KP Jayasankar from the Centre for Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai spoke on "Imagining the Other: On Doing Media and Cultural Studies in India".
- November 2006: Professor Bella Mody led a Quality Assessment team to the Caribbean Institute of Media and Communication at the University of the West Indies.
- October 8-9, 2006: Dr. Sun Xinwei, Director of International Exchange and Cooperation, and Dr. Zheng Shu Guang, Vice President of Research, Shanghai International Studies University visited to explore opportunities for partnerships in Global Media, Environmental Journalism, and International Journalism Education.
- September 25-26, 2006: Deans Tian Zhihui and Zeng from Communication University of China (CUC) in Beijing visited the SJMC. CUC is currently the premiere training ground in China for professional broadcast journalists. Their trip to Boulder follows a visit to their Beijing campus in June by UNESCO Chair Meg Moritz.
- April 7 & 11, 2006: Abikök Riak, Director Grants Acquisition and Management World Vision USA spoke on writing winning international development grant proposals.
- January 30, 2006: Professor Hemant G. Shah, University of Wisconsin Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication spoke on Race, Mass Communication and "Third World" Nation Building. 12-12:50 PM, CU's Armory room 218
- November 30, 2005: Christof Demont-Heinrich successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation titled "English by Popular Demand: American Prestige Press Discourses on Language and Globalization in a Post Cold War World."
- November 25, 2005: Doctoral student, Ildiko Rezmuves presented "Mass Mediated Messages as Means of Creating a Transnational European Identity" at the First European Communication Conference in Amsterdam. Conference program.
- November 14, 2005: Dr. Lynn Schofield Clark, co-director of Teens and the New Media @ Home Project, a five-year research initiative funded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc., presented a paper at the first conference on religion and media in Teheran.
- November 14-15, 2005: Zhengrong Hu, Director of the National Radio and TV Studies Center at the Communication University of China visits: Dr. Hu will lead a colloquium on recent changes in the media in China on November 14, 12-1 p.m. in Armory 218.
- November 3, 2005: The First Genocide of the 21st Century: How Did the World's Media Cover It? Panel presentation to the Sudan Awareness Conference at the University of Colorado Boulder.
- November, 2005: Daniel Grossman, a former Ted Scripps Fellow in Environmental Journalism at CU Boulder won the prestigious annual American Association for the Advancement of Science award for a second time for excellence in online media in science journalism. His winning Web site deals with the wildlife of Madagascar. His previous award was for WBUR Journeys to Antarctica.
- October 25, 2005: Bella Mody was interviewed by the BBC World service radio program Newshour.
- October 12-13, 2005: Peng Hwa Ang, Dean of the School of Communication and Information at the National Technological University of Singapore visits the School of Journalism. Dean Ang will lead a colloquium on Wednesday, October 12, 1-2 p.m. in Armory 218.
- October 17-18, 2005: Rami Khouri, Editor at Large Daily Star Lebanon visits the School of Journalism. Rami will lead a colloquium on October 17 in Armory 218, give a public lecture on Monday 7-9 p.m. in Humanities 150 and speak to news classes on October 18 afternoon.
- September 17-October 2, 2005: Elizabeth Franko, doctoral student in the School of Journalism traveled as a fellow with the RIAS: German-American Journalist exchange to Germany, Poland and Belgium.
- July 28, 2005: Bella Mody presented research on HIV-AIDS communication at the 2005 Conference of the International Association for Media and Communication research in Taipei Taiwan.
- July 18, 2005: Bella Mody presented two papers at the AMIC distinguished forum at the opening plenary sessions of the Asian Media Information and Communication annual meeting in Beijing China.
- April 21-22, 2005: Vincent Mosco, Canada Chair in Communication and Society visits the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC).
- April 4 to May 13, 2005: Intensive, hands-on journalism skills training at SJMC for 15 members of the West Bank media.
- December 2, 2004: James E. de Castro inaugurates the Chair in Global Media Studies at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
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