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Mapping Injustice

CMCI graduate students worked with the state in their quest to map and track environmental injustice in Colorado. Through digital storytelling, students highlighted communities’ environmental concerns as well as the histories of people living in those places.

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Connecting Through Trauma

Samira Rajabi, assistant professor of media studies, spent years battling a brain tumor. Her experience of trauma and finding support through social media inspired research she hopes will help others.

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#BreakTheScript

Ever felt like your doctor’s questions missed the mark? Carey Candrian (Comm’04; MComm’07; PhDComm’11), associate professor of health communication at the CU School of Medicine, shares why healthcare needs to be reimagined one sentence at a time.

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What's your story?

Personal brands are about building reputation, so how do you build yours online? Parisa Tashakori, a CMCI advertising, public relations and media design instructor, guides students through the process.

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CU Boulder CMCI Scholars Take Top Awards and Present Research at AEJMC 2021

CU Boulder CMCI students and faculty from four departments represented 16 divisions and interest groups during this year’s Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference.

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Making Connections

CMCI recently celebrated the first cohort of students to complete Connections: CMCI Summer Academy, a week-long summer experience that gives high school students a preview of college life and introduces them to current students, staff and faculty.

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Rerooted: An Artist’s Journey

While preparing her master’s thesis, Autumn Tyler (MMediaSt’20) traveled 4,395 miles and took over a thousand photographs of Black LGBTQ+ artists for an exhibit called Roots. Self. Gaze. Now earning her PhD in media studies, Tyler writes that the experience taught her that, in order to move forward and grow, sometimes you must return to your roots.

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Going Digital with Dignity

Renaissance woman, multipotentialite, polymath––however you prefer to say it, Shamika Klassen is the type of person you’ll never find doing just one thing. This summer, she took on yet another project: entrepreneurship. Commemorating both Juneteenth and her grandmother’s 71st birthday, she launched the Tech Chaplaincy Institute on June 19, 2020.

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Strength in Numbers

As an activist and recent graduate from CMCI’s Media and Public Engagement master’s program, Katy Fetters (MMediaSt’19) is harnessing the power of social media to redefine what it means to have a disability.

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Trending: Current Issue

Senior Instructor Jamie Skerski discusses the legacy of #TomboyCulture, Department of Media Studies PhD student Art Bamford shares tips on raising #TechieToddlers, and Scholar-in-Residence Jorge Perez-Gallego helps kids in their quest to go #MiningForKnowledge.

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