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In building trust at work, is there room for Zoom?

Sept. 26, 2023

Zoom’s CEO said remote work limits trust and innovation, but CMCI experts said such tools can be effective—if applied correctly.

The aftermath of the Boulder floods of 2013. A damaged road is in the foreground as debris churns through the creek.

At the X-roads: Twitter’s ‘devolution’ may affect response to next major storm

Aug. 29, 2023

The 2013 flood in Boulder struck at a time when social media was beginning a major shift away from the altruism seen in previous disasters.

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Paper trail: With impressive research output, CMCI becoming ‘one of the best-represented programs’ at influential media conference

Aug. 16, 2023

CMCI earned seven Best Paper Awards at the 2023 AEJMC conference in the college’s continued strong showing at this influential event.

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Is it Times for limits on A.I. and the news?

Aug. 14, 2023

A CMCI expert explains why The New York Times is preventing ChatGPT from scraping its site—at the same time The Associated Press signed a deal with OpenAI.

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.

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This just in(novation): NSF grant is good news for researchers studying journalism, recommender systems

July 6, 2023

A CMCI researcher is part of a team that received a $2 million National Science Foundation grant to study how recommender systems shape the news we see online.

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For brands, when it comes to Pride month, you’re either in or you’re out

June 7, 2023

Thought leaders say when brands try to please everyone, they vex everyone. Instead, identify your customer and cater to that audience.

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Information science professor wins educational research award

May 10, 2023

Ricarose Roque, assistant professor in the Department of Information Science was recognized by the American Educational Research Association for her work focusing on technology and education.

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How ‘patient influencers’ may be misleading patients on prescription drugs

March 16, 2023

A new study sheds light on the growing phenomenon of “patient influencers,” confirming they work closely with pharmaceutical companies and routinely provide advice about drugs to followers.

Video footage can play a crucial part in cases such as the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols.

How video evidence is presented in court can sway juror perception

Feb. 17, 2023

Video footage can play a crucial part in cases such as the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols. Depending on how the evidence is presented, among other factors, jurors can perceive events in a video in different ways. CU expert Sandra Ristovska explains on The Conversation.