CMCI has many student clubs and media outlets. Joining them is a great way to get involved, connect with peers and build your portfolio. You’ll have the chance to network and gain hands-on experience from the moment you step on campus.
The CU Independent is an award-winning, student-run 24/7 online news source that offers hands-on experience for people interested in writing, reporting, photography, video production, coding and other forms of multimedia journalism and technology.
An Emmy-winning TV program and video podcast showcasing science research and education at CU and in Boulder.
What’s your independent sound? Roots, Rock, Reggae? Tune to—and volunteer for—CU-Boulder’s Radio 1190/KVCU to learn more about the music and radio business. Students also program and host news/sports programming. Catch the station at 1190AM or online.
Interested in joining? Contact CJ Hibbeln.
Sko Buffs Sports is the University of Colorado’s student-run video production and live broadcast team focusing on reporting the Division I and club sports teams. They also produce a monthly television show which allows students to shoot and edit all of their own footage and write their own scripts. It is a great, hands-on way to learn about broadcast journalism and CU’s athletic organizations. As members of the media, students have access to sporting events and press conferences and conduct interviews with athletes and coaches.
Interested in joining? Contact Sko Buffs Sports.
The Bold is a student-led media organization, providing high-quality content to the student body. Experienced student mentors are there to help collaborate and foster ideas, and professional advisors provide guidance and support. Additionally, The Bold has partnerships with Radio 1190, the campus radio station, and Sko Buffs Sports, a student-led sports broadcasting organization.
Interested in joining? Contact The Bold.
CU News Corps is a capstone course that puts students in an environment to develop the kind of in-depth investigative and explanatory reporting skills necessary to compete and flourish in real-world newsrooms. Offered through the Department of Journalism, CU News Corps works with other media outlets to both pair undergraduate journalism majors and graduate students with working journalists and to distribute student-produced news stories, multimedia work and interactive information to local and national media outlets. Students have won several awards for their reporting from organizations such as the Denver Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.
More than just a for-credit class, NewsTeam Boulder teaches students how to produce a professional-quality newscast. The show runs 30 minutes and airs live twice weekly.
The Ad Club connects students with industry by hosting professionals who visit the campus, touring local ad agencies and making annual networking trips nationwide.
Interested in joining? Contact the Ad Club.
Comprised of 15 CMCI students, CMCI Ambassadors strives to help prospective students during their college search and major discovery process. Ambassadors help with campus visits, student events and outreach and communication efforts. Applications open every spring semester for the following academic year.
Interested in joining? Contact the Ambassadors.
The college’s elected student government offers leadership experiences and the chance to shape CMCI’s founding traditions.
Interested in joining? Contact Student Government.
Design Club is an affiliate of AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) and is focused on all aspects of Design. The club brings students from ATLAS, CMCI and ENVD together in an effort to build a better understanding of design. The goal of the organization is to improve students’ skills and provide opportunities and connections to the world of design.
Interested in joining? DM the organization on their Instagram, @cu_designclub.
Faculty Contact: Dan Ligon
Fosters community for students interested in Information and Data Science. This group hosts both social and academic-based workshops throughout the year. The group is open to all students, both graduate and undergraduate, and you do not have to be a major or minor to join. No experience is necessary.
Interested in joining? Contact Claire O'Brien, the president of the organization.
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is a national public relations organization based on college campuses across the United States. PRSSA incorporates public relations practices by hosting networking events, public speakers at events and resume building sessions.
Interested in joining? Contact PRSSA.
Part of a national organization dedicated to professional education, career services and support and the advocacy of freedom of information. We organize networking workshops and events with Colorado reporters and editors.
TEDxCU is an independently organized TED event organized at the University of Colorado to help further educate and innovate within beautiful Boulder, CO. TEDxCU connects two exceptional communities, the University of Colorado, a world-class institution serving over 30,000 students, and the city of Boulder, a vibrant and diverse community of artists, scientists, creative thinkers, engineers, and more
Organized by CU students and alumni, TEDxCU provides a professional and thought-provoking stage for our speakers to deliver their “Idea worth spreading” and spark intellectual collisions between the two communities.
Interested in joining or giving a talk? Check out their website.
A college honor society that recognizes academic excellence and promotes scholarship in journalism and mass communication. CU Boulder’s chapter was established in 1933. Selection for membership is a mark of highest distinction and honor. Members are chosen by faculty.
Graduate Student Organizations
The CMCI Graduate Student Association serves as an important forum for: developing personal and professional relationships with other graduate students, fostering a sense of community and support, representing the voices of all graduate students through various departments in CMCI, supporting diversity and engaging in service activities, communicating relevant information to the graduate student body and assisting with the recruitment, orientation and integration of incoming and current graduate students.
The Communication Graduate Student Association (CGSA) serves as an advocate for graduate students’ interests and seeks to foster a collegial and engaged academic community in CU Boulder’s Department of Communication.