Tayler Shaw

Class of 2021: Tayler Shaw

May 4, 2021

When she first arrived at CU Boulder from her nearby hometown of Littleton, Tayler Shaw was deeply shy. She overcame that fear by taking journalism classes, which forced her to talk to strangers and showed her the beauty in sharing their stories. Now a senior, Shaw is well known as a student leader in the college. With majors in both Journalism and Spanish for the Professions, along with minors in Leadership Studies and Anthropology, Shaw is the Department of Journalism’s William W. White Outstanding Senior.

Megan Cunninghame

Class of 2021: Megan Cunninghame

May 3, 2021

Senior Megan Cunninghame spent her time at CU Boulder exploring the ways media shape culture, politics and social structures. Highlights included working as a political marketing intern while studying abroad in the Czech Republic and overcoming her longtime fear of public speaking. Her experiences have taught her to collaborate more effectively, overcome cultural barriers and think critically about the way she interacts with information and people online. With a major in Media Studies, a minor in Political Science and a certificate in International Media, Cunninghame is the Department of Media Studies’ William W. White Outstanding Senior.

Emily Reno

Class of 2021: Emily Reno

April 29, 2021

Senior Emily Reno came to CMCI from Lake Oswego, Oregon, and found herself on her own for the first time. Luckily, during her years at CU Boulder and CMCI, she found a support system of great friends, roommates and professors who helped her make the most of her college years and encouraged her to finish strong. With a major in Strategic Communication focused on public relations and a minor in Business, Reno is the Department of Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design’s William W. White Outstanding Senior.

Chuck Plunkett

Why news matters: Film spotlights instructor's fight to save local journalism

April 28, 2021

“There is nothing like a big, strong local newsroom to watch out for corruption and hold the government accountable,” says Chuck Plunkett, who joined CU Boulder in the Fall of 2018, as the director of the capstone program for journalism students in the College of Media Communication and Information. “When newspapers die, so does democracy.”

photo of judge's gavel and camera by Sangeun Shin

Through the Lens of the Law

April 21, 2021

With the award of a $108,000 Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Scholars and Society Fellowship, Assistant Professor Sandra Ristovska is undertaking the first rigorous publicly engaged research project to address the intricacies of “seeing” in court. Working in partnership with the American Bar Association’s Scientific Evidence Committee, her project will systematically examine the use of video as evidence in state and federal court trials (1990-2020) in criminal, immigration and American Indian law.

Harsha at convention

CMCI Professor Elected President of the American Academy of Advertising

April 13, 2021

Harsha Gangadharbatla, associate professor of advertising at the College of Media, Communication and Information, is the newest president of the American Academy of Advertising (AAA) and the first University of Colorado Boulder professor to earn the title. Established in 1958, AAA’s mission is to provide a platform for its academic and professional members to exchange ideas that are relevant to the field of advertising. The organization has over 600 advertising scholars and professionals dedicated to advancing advertising knowledge and education globally.

Blindfolded Lady Justice against a computer screen

Intervention! How Ethical Speculation Could Prevent Future Tech Trouble

April 9, 2021

For the next chapter in her career, Assistant Professor Casey Fiesler––who studies technology ethics, internet law and policy, and online communities––will launch a five-year research project on ethical speculation in technology design. Her work will be supported by a $549,513 CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation––one of the most prestigious awards given to faculty in the early phases of their careers.

Daniel Zender, special to ProPublica

CMCI Now: ProPublica’s Series on NYPD Impunity wins 2021 Al Nakkula Award

April 8, 2021

ProPublica’s 10-part series “The NYPD Files” is a searing investigation into how the country’s largest police department maintains impunity from public oversight and the toll that impunity takes on the city’s civilians––especially those who are marginalized and most at risk. The series is the winner of this year’s Al Nakkula Award for police reporting, co-sponsored by The Denver Press Club and CMCI.

CMCI grad students

Celebrating Graduate Student Appreciation Week

April 7, 2021

Happy Graduate Student Appreciation Week from CMCI and CU Boulder!

Max Gannett

Max Gannett: CU Boulder Student Employee of the Year Runner-Up

April 1, 2021

As CMCI Peer Career Coach, Max has earned the respect of his fellow students, staff and faculty. He is an excellent guide for students who seek him out for resume help, internship searches and more.

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