Alumni Features

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Creativity calling

In his day job, Gerardo Ortiz may just be working with a celebrity.Read more
Carl Cannon

The sky is always climbing

Carl M. Cannon (Jour'75), now the Washington bureau chief of Real Clear Politics, recalls how he first landed on the steps of Macky as a student in the former J-school, and how he found his way back more than four decades later.Read more

Emma Kelly

Finding direction in D.C.

When Emma Kelly (StratComm'18) packed two suitcases and a box last January and took a flight to Washington, D.C., she expected to be there for only three months.Read more

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Class notes: Fall 2018

Updates on our exceptional alumni, from the 1946 grad who wrote one of journalism’s most seminal textbooks, to the 2018 grad who is CMCI’s first-ever Department of Information Science alum.Read more

Trending

Casey Fiesler

Trending: Fall 2018

Researchers on today’s trending topics, from building a better #STEMBarbie to tracking an image’s viral journey from #HopeToNope to co-op movement activists who say it’s out with traditional economies and #InWithTheOld.Read more

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Your attention, please

Fifty years after their seminal study on coverage of the 1968 presidential election, the founding fathers of agenda-setting research and CMCI’s Chris Vargo discuss how the media continue to shape what we think about.Read more

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Gallery: Scouting new territory

CMCI’s Ross Taylor puts his photojournalism skills to work documenting a Denver-based, all-female scouting troop of refugees as they camp, climb and splash their way through Colorado and beyond.Read more
Then and Now

Then and Now: Fall 2018

Two students, decades apart, show how technology continues to evolve the way images come to light.Read more

Beyond the Classroom

Erin Willis

Beyond the classroom: Fall 2018

Students think, innovate and create outside classroom walls, from a workshop that bridges the generation gap to a program that lets first and second-year students learn where they live.Read more

Barrett Batson

On the job: Fall 2018

Students discuss their summer internships doing public relations for designer Kendra Scott; producing Denver’s top 6 p.m. newscast, Next with Kyle Clark, at 9News; and digging through data at the technology company Xilinx.Read more

Features

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Symbiosis

After winning CU Boulder Grand Challenge funding, the co-founders of the new Nature, Environment, Science and Technology Studio for the Arts harness the symbiosis of artistic and scientific thinking.Read more
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Divine intersection

Scholars at the Center for Media, Religion and Culture look back through the decades to examine how media, religion and culture converge, from a 1956 box office record breaker to a confession app.Read more

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Keeping an eye on the hurricane

As catastrophes like hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria strike, CMCI’s Leysia Palen and her students in the Department of Information Science turn to millions of Tweets to find ways of improving disaster response around the world.Read more

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Why I give: Alan Rubin (Comm'74)

Alumnus Alan Rubin (Comm’74) uses the lessons he learned as a communication student every single day. That’s why he makes monthly contributions to CMCI, where his daughter is now following in his footsteps.Read more

Scripps fellow Chris Lett examines a carnivorous plant at the CU Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Greenhouse as Tess Additon, greenhouse manager, points out the plant’s unique features. Scripps fellow Elizabeth Royte looks on.

$2.47 million gift to CU Boulder bolsters support for environmental journalism

The Ted Scripps Fellowships in Environmental Journalism have supported more than 100 journalists covering the most complex environmental issues of the day. Thanks to a $2.47 million gift, the program will continue for years to come.Read more

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Dean’s Leadership Society

Donor generosity plays a critical role in the success of College of Media, Communication and Information. We are proud to recognize the inaugural Dean’s Leadership Society, individuals who donated $1,000 or more during our most recent fiscal year.Read more

Letter from the Dean

Lori Bergen

Looking back and moving forward

When I met alumnus Carl Cannon (Jour’75) for lunch in Washington, D.C., last fall, he was still nostalgic for the J-school. I shared my vision for the college and we talked about current faculty research and student projects.Read more