Latest news from the Department of Journalism


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Thoughts and prayers? In mass shootings, reporters need to think compassion and care

Dec. 11, 2023

There’s no playbook for covering mass shootings. But that may soon change, as Elizabeth Skewes studies how the media can tell the right story—by being more considerate to victims and survivors.

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Broadcast icon, an ‘incredible ambassador’ to CU, honored with alumni award

Nov. 2, 2023

Colorado news legend Kim Christiansen has been an icon at CU’s annual alumni awards—and now she’s one of the stars. This year, she was recognized with the Alumni Recognition Award.

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‘A dream come true’: New faculty bring experience, enthusiasm to CMCI

Aug. 17, 2023

From thought leadership in high-tech fields to owning successful small businesses, CMCI’s newest professors are poised to create incredible impact.

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Paper trail: With impressive research output, CMCI becoming ‘one of the best-represented programs’ at influential media conference

Aug. 16, 2023

CMCI earned seven Best Paper Awards at the 2023 AEJMC conference in the college’s continued strong showing at this influential event.

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Is it Times for limits on A.I. and the news?

Aug. 14, 2023

A CMCI expert explains why The New York Times is preventing ChatGPT from scraping its site—at the same time The Associated Press signed a deal with OpenAI.

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Journalists from top media outlets headline new class of Scripps fellows

July 11, 2023

The incoming Ted Scripps Fellows in Environmental Journalism at CU Boulder bring experience from the world’s most prestigious media outlets and include reporters, producers, documentary filmmakers and more.

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This just in(novation): NSF grant is good news for researchers studying journalism, recommender systems

July 6, 2023

A CMCI researcher is part of a team that received a $2 million National Science Foundation grant to study how recommender systems shape the news we see online.

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Driving change: Transportation safety journalists encouraged to apply to 2023 Casey Feldman Award

July 6, 2023

The competition honors the memory of Feldman, a journalism student who was killed by a distracted driver in 2009.

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Pages for the ages: CMCI magazine honored for centennial celebration

June 21, 2023

CMCI Now earned a bronze Circle of Excellence Award from CASE for its fall 2022 edition, which offered a look back at the founding—and impact—of the Department of Journalism.

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Announcing the Spring 2023 Dean's List

May 26, 2023

CMCI students who have completed at least 12 credit hours of CU Boulder course work for a letter grade in any single semester and achieve a term grade point average of 3.75 or better are included on the Dean’s List. They receive a notation on their transcript and a letter from CMCI Founding Dean Lori Bergen. Congratulations to all honorees!