The Hearst Professional-in-Residence program provides fellowships for professionals to visit CU-Boulder each semester and provide helpful lessons and advice to students and faculty. Its purpose is to introduce nationally known, accomplished professionals to our students to enrich their studies.
The program is funded by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.
Angie Chuang is an associate professor of journalism at American University’s School of Communication in Washington, D.C. Her research and teaching focus on race and media. She was an award-winning reporter for The Hartford Courant, the Los Angeles Times and The Oregonian, where she launched one of the first regional newspaper race beats.
Race, Violence and 'Sincerely Yours:' Letter-writing as a narrative response to the news
Michael Brown. Tamir Rice. Vincent Chin. NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos. When news of racially motivated police shootings and hate crimes protests permeated Angie
Chuang’s class on race and journalism at American University, Chuang led her 19 students on an experimental exercise: randomly select one name of someone who lost their life in racially motivated violence, then research and write a personal letter to the deceased. This simple exercise grew into a student-produced, self-published book, “Gasping for Air: Letters About Race and Social Injustice.” Chaung and CMCI Media Studies PhD student D. Ashley Campbelll will read letters from the book and lead a discussion.
Former longtime Denver Post Editor-in-Chief Greg Moore will join the University of Colorado Boulder for the fall semester as a Hearst Visiting Professor of Professional Practice to teach the five-week seminar, “Deadlines and Disruptions: New Issues in the News,” as a 1-credit course to upper-division undergraduates and graduate students enrolled in the college. In addition to the seminar, Moore will partner with faculty to teach sessions in two courses, Principles of Journalism and Digital Journalism, and give several public lectures.
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