News from the Department of Media Studies.


Celebrating our graduates!

Class of 2024: William W. White Honorees

William W. White Outstanding Seniors are chosen by department faculty to recognize academic merit, professional achievement and service to the college. The Outstanding Graduate award honors the CMCI student with the highest overall GPA in their graduating class.

Bianca Perez

Class of 2024: Bianca Perez

A CMCI graduate’s working-class upbringing has given her a unique perspective on tech, wage theft and exploitation, which she’s bringing to an Ivy League doctoral program.

An analog TV with the set turned to snow.

For legacy media studios, streaming has dried up revenue. Can they change the channel?

Feb. 1, 2024

In its ongoing conquest of legacy media studios, the tech industry made use of a very old playbook.

Two students take photos of the crowd during a home football game.

At Sports Media Summit, a chance for students to score a new career path

Jan. 29, 2024

Students will learn how to prepare for a career in athletics at CMCI’s Sports Media Summit, featuring alumni and faculty in the industry.

Coach Prime walks the sidelines during a snowy football game.

Preparing student-athletes for the Prime of their lives

Jan. 22, 2024

NIL has changed the relationship between athletes and the media. As it happens, one NFL athlete was 30 years ahead of the curve.

Fall colors on campus

Announcing the fall 2023 Dean's List

Jan. 10, 2024

A celebration of the CMCI students who have qualified for inclusion on the Dean’s List for the fall.

Steven Frost in front of a Pride flag he created that's on display in the CU Art Museum.

For professor and textile artist, real-world voices offer purls of wisdom

Oct. 26, 2023

Weaving is a fitting love of Steven Frost, whose work as an artist and professor is all about tying seemingly disparate things together.

Rick Stevens speaks at a conference table, surrounded by GI Joe and Transformers action figures.

Stand-up comics: At Fan Expo, exploring how superheroes reflect, inform cultural values

Aug. 1, 2023

CMCI’s unique media studies programs are challenging students to become critics of culture and “kind of as evangelists” for improving society.

The city of Boulder and CU campus as the sun comes up.

Twitter’s twilight? As social landscape shifts, a chance for cities to rethink tech’s role in creating community

July 20, 2023

The Aug. 8 conference will explore how technology can be used to encourage stronger community development.

our beautiful campus

Announcing the Spring 2023 Dean's List

May 26, 2023

CMCI students who have completed at least 12 credit hours of CU Boulder course work for a letter grade in any single semester and achieve a term grade point average of 3.75 or better are included on the Dean’s List. They receive a notation on their transcript and a letter from CMCI Founding Dean Lori Bergen. Congratulations to all honorees!