Latest news from the Department of Journalism


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Former CU Boulder School of Journalism dean, Del Brinkman, dies at 86

Feb. 23, 2023

Paul Delbert “Del” Brinkman, a longtime journalism educator and former dean of the CU Boulder School of Journalism and Mass Communication, died Sunday, Feb. 19, in Overland Park, Kansas. He was 86.

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Always Scared: Streetsblog NYC wins inaugural Casey Feldman Award for Transportation Safety Reporting

Feb. 22, 2023

The winner of the 2022 Casey Feldman Award for Transportation Safety Reporting is Streetsblog NYC’s story “Always Scared: Dangerous Streets Outside City Schools Threaten Children.” It investigated data from more than 900,000 car crashes, many of which occurred near New York City schools.

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Announcing the Fall 2022 Dean's List

Jan. 3, 2023

Congratulations to all honorees!

A Boulder County home still stands after being burned during the Marshall Fire, which began Dec. 30, 2021. Thousands of homes were damaged or destroyed by the fire. Photo by Anthony Albidrez, Boulder Reporting Lab

Journalism students investigate long-term impacts of the Marshall Fire

Dec. 12, 2022

Seven CMCI journalism students, with the help of established journalists in the field, are shining a light on the undercovered impacts of the Marshall Fire through a recently published investigation.


Casey Feldman reporting award application opens

Nov. 21, 2022

The Casey Feldman Award for Transportation Safety Reporting is open for applications until Dec. 9. The award honors Casey Feldman, a journalism student at Fordham University who was killed in 2009 by a distracted driver.

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Lessons From Abroad

Oct. 25, 2022

Recent journalism graduate Haddie Hill has traveled the globe. Using those experiences, Hill is striking out as a young entrepreneur with big plans to change how the world consumes and produces news.

First Silver and Gold

Buffs Journalism: From 1892 to Today

Oct. 25, 2022

On Sept. 13, 1892, The Silver and Gold made its appearance in the field of college journalism. Explore this multimedia timeline to trace the history of student news—made by students for students—from that first edition to today.

Then and Now

History—As Told by Students

Oct. 25, 2022

The first student newspaper at the University of Colorado launched in 1892. Since then, student coverage has created a colorful record of student life amidst adversity, controversy, levity and the most significant historical events of the 20th and 21st centuries.

The New York Times Style Magazine: “These Literary Memoirs Take a Different Tack”

Sept. 26, 2022

Featuring Megan O’ Grady (Journalism)

Journalist, author, editor, novelist and educator Linda Villarosa

Under the Skin: A Discussion with Linda Villarosa

Aug. 31, 2022

Linda Villarosa (Jour’81) covers race, inequality and public health for The New York Times Magazine. In Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of Our Nation, she tells the full story of racial health disparities in America by revealing the toll racism takes on individuals and public health.