CMCI students at lunch
CMCI welcomes its largest freshman class yet at CMCI Connect

Sept. 7, 2017

This year’s CMCI Connect event included more than 300 students, all eager to make friends, meet professors and kick off their college careers.

Ariana Freeman and Aaron Montgomery at NABJ 2017
CMCI students participate in NABJ 2017

Aug. 18, 2017

Several College of Media, Communication and Information students and alumni were on hand last week for the annual National Association of Black Journalists convention. The event, held this year in New Orleans, featured presentations and panels from some of the most notable African-American voices in the journalism community, as well...

CU Boulder Center for Environmental Journalism turns 25

Aug. 17, 2017

The University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for Environmental Journalism celebrates its 25th anniversary this month, as well as the 20th anniversary of the Ted Scripps Environmental Journalism Fellowship. The center, established in 1992, has hosted the Ted Scripps Fellowships since the 1997-98 academic year. For more than two decades, the...

Summer Intensive
Incoming CMCI students meet and learn at 2017 pathways summer intensive

July 26, 2017

A group of incoming first-year CMCI students arrived on campus this past week to participate in the annual pathways to excellence in media and communication summer intensive.

Morgan Reno
Morgan Reno: Launching a career with an advertising giant

July 25, 2017

Few companies can boast the type of instant brand recognition that Nike has achieved. Throughout the decades, the sports apparel and equipment giant has produced some of the most iconic advertisements worldwide. None of that intimidates Morgan Reno, a strategic communication major and senior in the University of Colorado Boulder’s...

Ralphie statue
CMCI's advising and internship offices have moved

July 24, 2017

CMCI's advising and internship offices have moved to Folsom stadium. Find them at door #110, right across from the statue of Ralphie and between gates two and three.

Stevens and CMCI alumnus Christopher Bell pose with Stevens’ son after Bell was awarded the Popular Culture Educator of the Year award in the higher education category.
A comic con-versation with a Media Studies professor

July 6, 2017

J. Richard Stevens is an associate professor of Media Studies in the University of Colorado Boulder’s College of Media, Communication and Information, where he studies popular culture, new media theory and digital media skills. He contributed to the book “Articulating the Action Figure: Essays on the Toys and Their Messages”,...

Fake News
Fake news outlets have more media impact than fact-checking outlets

June 20, 2017

In looking at specific types of fake news articles being produced, Vargo and his team found that fake news agendas are becoming more autonomous, meaning their topics are less connected to stories featured by traditional outlets. "They’re more and more often stories that haven’t been trending or haven’t been being talked about," Vargo said. "They’re more original and that’s scary."

Nabil in the Guardian
Nabil Echchaibi featured in the Guardian

June 20, 2017

Media Studies' founding chair opines powerfully on Islam. "My existential crisis as a Muslim man haunts me to the core of my being. Amid the horrendous nihilism of Isis, the dull orthodoxy of self-proclaimed custodians of Islam and the culture of fear in the west which sees everything Muslim as pure evil, I seek an answer to a simple and unasked question: how does it feel to be Muslim today?"

Phaedra Pezzullo
Comm associate professor Phaedra Pezzullo discusses Paris Climate Accord in new article

June 5, 2017

Communication associate professor Phaedra C. Pezzullo’s new article for the National Communication Association’s website takes a deep look at the messages sent in the United States’ recent withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord.