Banner image: The headquarters of the Internet Research Agency, a troll farm, in St. Petersburg | Credit: VOA
In politics and pandemics, Russian trolls use fear, anger to drive clicks

March 26, 2020

“We found that fear and anger appeals work really well in getting people to engage,” said lead author Chris Vargo, an assistant professor of Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design.

Students with grandparents
PRSSA students urge peers to #FlattenTheCurve

March 20, 2020

Anna Ritz, president of CU’s Public Relations Student Society of America chapter, shared a picture of herself with her elderly grandfather. “I may not show symptoms or get sick,” she wrote, “but that doesn't mean he won't get sick.”

Casey Fiesler in her office.
Fanfiction Rising

Feb. 25, 2020

How the once-obscure literary genre is giving voice to the voiceless and inspiring a new, more diverse generation of computer scientists.

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Have a course alert? Don't panic, try something new! Stop by our upcoming advising pop-ups on March 5 or 19 to learn more.

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How social media makes breakups that much worse

Feb. 14, 2020

Imagine flipping through your Facebook News Feed on Valentine’s Day and spotting a notification that your ex is now “in a relationship.” Scenarios like these are real and not uncommon, according to a new CU Boulder study exploring how breaking up is even harder to do in the digital age.

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See Kate Fagan, Phillip Lindsay at CU's Inclusive Sports Summit

Feb. 6, 2020

CMCI alumni Kate Fagan (Comm'03) and Phillip Lindsay (Comm'17) are the keynote speakers for this year's Inclusive Sports Summit on Feb. 26. The event will explore identity, privilege, inclusion and diversity within sports and recreation. This is free and open to the public.

Nathan at KGNU
Nathan Schneider: Seeding scholarship across popular and academic writing

Feb. 5, 2020

Schneider is an assistant professor of media studies in the College of Media, Communication and Information and a journalist who writes about religion, technology and democracy.

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From CMCI Now: More Than a Game

Feb. 3, 2020

“The highlights of my career have been when events I’ve produced—and intimately been involved in—have united people and a region, more than the game itself,” says ESPN's Vice President of Production Jay Rothman (Jour’84).

Solar Arcade
Fiske exhibits let you visit the sun without burning your feet

Jan. 31, 2020

CMCI PhD student Minso Kim was the designer and project manager for the second of those exhibits, an installation dubbed the Solar Arcade. She wanted her project to dive into the strange behavior of the sun’s contorting magnetic fields.

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What to look for in this year’s Super Bowl ads

Jan. 31, 2020

This year’s Super Bowl ads cost a whopping $5.6 million per 30-second spot. Kelty Logan, associate professor of advertising in the College of Media, Communication and Information (CMCI), says these are the key trends to look out for.

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