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Class of 2022: Honors and Distinction Graduates


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Celebrating a century of journalism at CU

April 18, 2022

One hundred years ago, the University of Colorado Board of Regents voted to form the Department of Journalism and create a four-year journalism degree program. Visit the Department of Journalism’s centennial celebration website to learn more about the history of journalism education at CU and to share your own story!

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Meet Ralph Crosman, CU’s first head of journalism

April 14, 2022

In 1922, Ralph L. Crosman became the first head of the newly formed Department of Journalism at the University of Colorado. In a career marked by innovation and leadership, Crosman was an advocate for students and for improving journalism education.

9News: “Portrait exhibit honors people impacted by King Soopers shooting”

March 21, 2022

Featuring Ross Taylor (Journalism)

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Injustice in juvenile courts: Investigative series wins 2022 Al Nakkula Award

An investigative reporting series into the juvenile justice system in Rutherford County, Tennessee, won the 2022 Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting. Produced by Nashville Public Radio’s Meribah Knight and ProPublica’s Ken Armstrong, the series revealed systemic injustice, sparked reform and demonstrated expert reporting on a secretive system.

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CMCI faculty member documents community rebuilding after 2021 King Soopers shooting

March 14, 2022

Professor Ross Taylor turns a lens toward healing as the Boulder community recovers from last spring’s tragedy.

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After 100 years, university recognized a pioneer

March 8, 2022

Women’s history snapshot: Lucile Berkeley Buchanan graduated in 1918 but wasn’t allowed to walk across the stage with other graduates because she was Black. History overlooked Lucile Berkeley Buchanan, the first African American woman to graduate from the University of Colorado. A dogged CU journalist brought her back to the fore. Tipped off by a newspaper story, Polly McLean, a CU Boulder associate professor of media studies, spent years exhuming Buchanan’s story and, finally, correcting history.

The Denver Post: “Emotional new art exhibition focuses on people directly affected by the King Soopers shooting”

Feb. 17, 2022

Featuring Ross Taylor (Journalism)

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NBC’s Tom Costello to give commencement address

Feb. 9, 2022

CMCI alumnus Tom Costello (Jour'87), an award-winning journalist and Washington correspondent for NBC News, has been selected to address the class of 2022 and campus community at the in-person commencement ceremony on May 5.

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CMCI Reflects on Black History Month 2022

Feb. 7, 2022

CMCI Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lisa Flores reflects on the history of Blacks and African Americans in the United States—encapsulated in the song, “Lift Every Voice and Sing”—and urges us to bring that history forward both during, and beyond, Black History Month.