Latest news from the Department of Journalism


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Photos: Spring 2023 Graduation Celebration

May 26, 2023

Students, their families, friends and CMCI faculty gathered last week to celebrate graduating. At CMCI's Recognition Ceremony May 12, 2023, nearly 700 students crossed the stage, accepted their diplomas and became alumni. In total, more than 800 bachelors, master’s and doctoral students completed their degrees.

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2023 William W. White Outstanding Seniors by Department

April 27, 2023

William W. White Outstanding Seniors are chosen by department faculty to recognize academic merit, professional achievement and service to the college.

Izzy Fincher: CMCI Outstanding Graduate

Class of 2023: Isabella Fincher

April 24, 2023

Izzy Fincher found multiple ways to meld her love of writing with her passion for music. Her hard work in academics has led to her being named CMCI’s William W. White Outstanding Graduate Award.

Illustration courtesy of ProPublica

2023 Al Nakkula Award winner: Secret 911 call analysis

April 6, 2023

ProPublica reporter Brett Murphy is the winner of the 2023 Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting.

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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.

Illustration: Martin Schapiro

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.