On April 21, 1922, the University of Colorado Board of Regents voted to form the Department of Journalism and to create a four-year journalism degree program. Their decision harnessed the journalistic efforts already on campus and formed the foundation of 100 years of journalism education to follow.

Looking back over those decades, we can’t help but feel proud of the journalistic grit shown by our students and alumni—in the face of terrible tragedies; while fighting for equality; amidst the biggest historical events of the 20th and 21st centuries—and of the work of their guides, our admirable faculty and staff. Though it has taken many forms over 100 years, our pursuit of journalistic excellence has been unending and continues today with the College of Media, Communication and Information.

The stories below are a small part of our history, and we plan to share more over the next year. Our celebration will continue in our magazines, events on campus, multimedia projects and social media channels. Stay tuned!

As we celebrate this anniversary with you, our community, we hope to hear your stories and to see you, whether in person or virtually. Mostly, we hope you join us in honoring a century of journalism education, our accomplishments and our dreams for what the next century of journalism can hold!