Journalism class circa 1910s–1930s. Source: Charles F. Snow Photograph Collection.

Journalism Through the Decades

One hundred years ago, the University of Colorado approved a new Department of Journalism and launched its first four-year journalism degree program. This year, CMCI launched an effort to explore its own heritage—and to uncover how the past impacts journalism education today.

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Rethinking Plastic

Of all the troubles in the world, why should single-use shopping bags and straws concern you? Ask Associate Professor Phaedra C. Pezzullo, who spells out the chilling ramifications of plastic use in her new podcast and book.

First Silver and Gold

Buffs Journalism: From 1892 to Today

On Sept. 13, 1892, The Silver and Gold made its appearance in the field of college journalism. Explore this multimedia timeline to trace the history of student news—made by students for students—from that first edition to today.

Then and Now

History—As Told by Students

The first student newspaper at the University of Colorado launched in 1892. Since then, student coverage has created a colorful record of student life amidst adversity, controversy, levity and the most significant historical events of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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‘Every Story Is Important’

In the 1970s, Juan Espinosa (Jour’74) embarked on a journalism career that has spanned a lifetime and documents key moments in Colorado history. In May 2022, CU Regents awarded Espinosa with an honorary doctorate degree for outstanding achievement in the field of journalism.

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Finding the Right Fit

Years of preparation in classes, internships and student clubs helped CMCI alumna Sophia Bragaglia leap into one of the top advertising agencies in the world after graduation. Now, she’s applying the skills learned from majoring in strategic communication and economics in her new job as a data strategist.

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Building Bridges

During the racial reckoning that rose in 2020, Assistant Professor Danielle Hodge launched a new course, Race, Anti-Black Racism and Communication. Two years later, her work continues to bridge disciplines and change the lives of students.

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Getting a Seat at the Table

The College of Media, Communication and Information is launching a brand-new degree program this fall: The Master of Arts in Corporate Communication. Designed for the working professional, the program and its faculty experts will assist corporate communicators as they pursue the next step in their careers.

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Stitch, Strut, Slay the Runway

Sometimes all it takes to bring a community together is a lesson in sewing and the catwalk. In collaboration with local partners, CMCI Assistant Professor Steven Frost used fashion design to help LGBTQ teens celebrate their own identities through a new program, Slay the Runway.

The sun sets on Boulder during the evening of Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, the day after 8.2 inches of snow fell across the county and helped stem the rapid spread of the Marshall Fire.

Inside the Boulder Reporting Lab

Stacy Feldman moved to Boulder in April 2020 to join the Ted Scripps Fellowship in Environmental Journalism at CMCI. As the COVID-19 crisis intensified, she realized she wasn’t getting the information she needed from the local news. So, she started something new, the Boulder Reporting Lab, and decided to reinvent the modern news model in the process.