Ruha Benjamin speaks at a podium against a black background.

When it comes to tech, think inputs before impacts

March 8, 2024

Princeton professor Ruha Benjamin challenged students to think more critically about technology’s advances—and the people who are left behind and excluded from those benefits.

A crime scene with tape and flashing police lights.

‘A really gutsy piece of journalism’ on police response to the death of a woman in BDSM

March 6, 2024

This year’s Nakkula prize goes to a story that, as one judge put it, “a lot of newsrooms would have run screaming away from.”

Lillian Wentworth, TEDxCU

ImpacTED: How a signature CMCI event creates meaning for careers, community

Feb. 29, 2024

Strategic communication senior Lillian Wentworth has been part of the team breathing new life into TEDxCU.

Ruha Benjamin, in professional attire, speaking before a black backdrop.

Discrimination: It’s not a bug, it’s a feature

Feb. 22, 2024

A leading expert on how discrimination is encoded into technology will visit CMCI to kick off a new center on race and media, along with the college’s Distinguished Lecture Series.

A Matrix-style eye on a screen.

Virtual homesteaders built an internet of ‘little autocracies.’ Is digital democracy doomed?

Feb. 20, 2024

A new book from Nathan Schneider argues that attempts to impose democracy on the internet have failed for cultural and technical reasons. But what if we used it as a tool to solve these problems?

Taylor Swift at a Chiefs game

‘No girls allowed’: What the Taylor Swift backlash says about football and politics

Feb. 8, 2024

This year, the pop megastar has become a regular at Kansas City Chiefs NFL games, but not everyone is happy about seeing her on screen. Teaching Associate Professor Jamie Skerski gives her take on why Swift is facing such a backlash, and how it reflects a boys-only culture in the world of football.

A book open to its center, with the pages curled up to look like hearts.

Labor of love: What romance writing can teach us about thriving in the gig economy

Feb. 6, 2024

Romance authors were early adopters of digital self-publishing. A new book explores how their willingness to experiment and their close networks helped them thrive when the publishing industry shunned their work.

An analog TV with the set turned to snow.

For legacy media studios, streaming has dried up revenue. Can they change the channel?

Feb. 1, 2024

In its ongoing conquest of legacy media studios, the tech industry made use of a very old playbook.

Two students take photos of the crowd during a home football game.

At Sports Media Summit, a chance for students to score a new career path

Jan. 29, 2024

Students will learn how to prepare for a career in athletics at CMCI’s Sports Media Summit, featuring alumni and faculty in the industry.

Coach Prime walks the sidelines during a snowy football game.

Preparing student-athletes for the Prime of their lives

Jan. 22, 2024

NIL has changed the relationship between athletes and the media. As it happens, one NFL athlete was 30 years ahead of the curve.