Latest news from the Department of Journalism



Al Nakkula Award now accepting entries

Jan. 3, 2017

The national writing contest recognizes outstanding 2016 law enforcement reporting. The first-place prize is $2,000. The award will be presented at Denver Press Club’s annual Damon Runyon dinner, on March 31, 2017. Entries are due Feb. 12, 2017.

Graduates await their degrees.

Photos: CMCI celebrates winter graduation

Dec. 16, 2016

More than 100 students gathered with their families and faculty members on Dec. 16, 2016 to celebrate their graduation from CMCI. View photos from the ceremony.

The Online Pacemaker Award

CU Independent wins collegiate journalism’s preeminent award

Dec. 7, 2016

CU Boulder’s student news site, CU Independent, is one of four student news sites to receive the 2016 Online Pacemaker award from the Associated Collegiate Press.

Google News Lab Logo

CMCI joins newly created Google News Lab University Network

Dec. 2, 2016

Professors and students are about to get a new level of support when using Google apps in their work. CMCI is part of the newly created Google News Lab University Network.

Forms of Media

Research: Native advertising raises ethical concerns, suggest interviews with journalists and advertising, PR executives

Nov. 18, 2016

Native advertising's very effectiveness can make it deceptive and endangering to journalistic credibility, say a group of journalists and advertising and public relations executives interviewed by CMCI researchers.

A student in the Radio 1190 studio

Radio 1190 hits the FM airwaves

Nov. 10, 2016

The student-run radio station is now broadcasting on both AM and FM channels in Boulder.

Mitch Utterback

Journalism grad student finds new calling back on the battlefield

Nov. 10, 2016

As an officer in the U.S. Special Forces, Mitch Utterback spent years deployed in conflict zones. Now, he’s training to return abroad as a war correspondent.

Students watch the Colorado U.S. Senate debate from the 9News newsroom.

CMCI students fact check the election for Denver Post and local TV

Nov. 2, 2016

Journalism students in an investigative reporting class have been writing hard-hitting fact checks, getting a real sense of the challenges facing reporters as they cover a contentious election year.

Old Main on the CU campus, with the Flatirons in the distance.

Journalism department seeks four new faculty members

Sept. 26, 2016

The Department of Journalism in CMCI invites applications for four tenure-track open-rank faculty positions, beginning August 2017.

Frank-McCain Headshots

CMCI lecture series to feature journalist Thomas Frank, commentator Meghan McCain

Sept. 12, 2016

CMCI, the Center for Western Civilization, Thought and Policy and BoulderTalks are presenting two talks this fall as part of a CMCI lecture series highlighting diverse political perspectives from media professionals and public intellectuals.