Latest news from the Department of Journalism


NPR: Pat Ferrucci: How Does The Language Of Sports Journalism Reveal Racial Biases?

March 28, 2019

That's the voice of Pat Ferrucci on the TED stage. Pat teaches journalism at the University of Colorado.

USA Today: 13 were murdered in Binghamton, NY, in 2009. Why has the world forgotten?

March 27, 2019

"The narrative of the story did not resonate with the mainstream," said Angie Chuang, an associate professor of journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder, who has studied the media reaction to Binghamton's mass murder. "It was very much a perception of immigrants killing other immigrants."

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Mongabay founder to discuss environmental journalism at CU Boulder campus

March 18, 2019

The founder of Mongabay, one of the most successful environmental journalism startups in the world, will join journalists this Wednesday, March 20, for the panel, “Global Environmental Journalism: Under Siege or Dawning Anew?”

Colorado Daily: NBC’s Savannah Sellers to deliver CU Boulder spring commencement address

Feb. 25, 2019

Savannah Sellers, a University of Colorado alumna and co-host of NBC's Snapchat show "Stay Tuned," will deliver the spring commencement address, the university announced this week.

Discover: Plastered! Images from space show just how much snow has accumulated in large parts of the U.S. West

Feb. 25, 2019

After a shocking dearth of snow last year, the Sierra Nevada mountains of California and Nevada truly have been getting plastered, helping to build up the snowpack that millions of people depend on for water.

Colorado Sun: Plunkett: The awful lessons of Goodloe Sutton, racism and hate

Feb. 24, 2019

A strong editorial can change things. Its power comes from the fact it represents a voice far greater than any one individual. Writing editorials isn’t the same as other types of writing. Reading them puts you in a different state of mind. Chuck Plunkett, former Denver Post editorial page editor, directs the CU News Corps program within the journalism department at the University of Colorado Boulder. @chuckplunkett

CU Independent: Ted Scripps fellows discuss their lives as environmental journalists

Feb. 22, 2019

This year’s Ted Scripps fellows in environmental journalism held a panel, titled “Journalism in the Age of Distraction,” at the University of Colorado Boulder about their careers.

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NBC ‘Snapchat generation’ news host tapped as 2019 commencement speaker

Feb. 19, 2019

Alumna Savannah Sellers (Jour'13)—correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC and co-host of Stay Tuned, NBC’s Generation Z news brand—will deliver the university’s May 9 commencement address at Folsom Field.

Daily Camera: Scholarship fund drive launched in memory of Camera editor Kevin Kaufman

Feb. 14, 2019

A scholarship drive has been launched to honor the memory of Kevin Kaufman, the longtime executive editor of the Daily Camera, who died Sunday after a months-long battle with cancer. Scholarship funds will support an ongoing journalism scholarship to the College of Media, Communications and Information at the University of Colorado in Kaufman's name and honor.


Investigation into deaths of mentally ill prisoners wins 2019 Al Nakkula Award for police reporting

Feb. 13, 2019

A series illuminating the deaths of mentally ill people in jails throughout the country—often under horrific and preventable circumstances—is the winner of the 2019 Al Nakkula Award for police reporting.