The third annual Mimesis Documentary Festival will be held in Boulder from Tuesday, Aug. 2, to Sunday, Aug. 7. The festival, which is open to the public and University of Colorado Boulder community, is hosted by the College of Media, Communication and Information’s Center for Documentary and Ethnographic Media (CDEM).
During the racial reckoning that rose in 2020, Assistant Professor Danielle Hodge launched a new course, Race, Anti-Black Racism and Communication. Two years later, her work continues to bridge disciplines and change the lives of students.
In 1922, Ralph L. Crosman became the first head of the newly formed Department of Journalism at the University of Colorado. In a career marked by innovation and leadership, Crosman was an advocate for students and for improving journalism education.
As the crisis in Ukraine continues, TikTok has become a primary outlet for spreading information, causing some to refer to the conflict as TikTok's first war. Casey Fiesler, an assistant professor of information science, discusses the role TikTok is playing in the Ukraine crisis.
Women’s history snapshot: Lucile Berkeley Buchanan graduated in 1918 but wasn’t allowed to walk across the stage with other graduates because she was Black. History overlooked Lucile Berkeley Buchanan, the first African American woman to graduate from the University of Colorado. A dogged CU journalist brought her back to the fore. Tipped off by a newspaper story, Polly McLean, a CU Boulder associate professor of media studies, spent years exhuming Buchanan’s story and, finally, correcting history.
In a study published in January, researchers Ellen Simpson and Bryan Semaan, both with the College of Media, Communication and Information, analyzed how people who identify as LGBTQ adopted and experienced TikTok. They found that, while the participants enjoyed some aspects of the platform, they never quite felt at home using it.
Adam McKay's new movie uses science fiction and comedy to explore elements of our current society—but it's not alone. Could we be in a new golden age of sci-fi entertainment? CU Boulder Today spoke with CMCI's Rick Stevens to find out.