Autumn presenting

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.

Shamika Goddard

Going Digital with Dignity

Renaissance woman, multipotentialite, polymath––however you prefer to say it, Shamika Goddard 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.

Machuu Pichu

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.

High heel on soccer ball

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.

Piano keys

Dimensions of Data

To information science doctoral student Jordan Wirfs-Brock (MJour’10), data points on a graph and cascading notes on a piano can tell similar stories.

Madonna

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.

Hurricane radar image

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.

Como Fue poster

From Cuba to America, and back again

An immigrant’s story becomes a cultural journey for CMCI students.

Trending: Spring 2018

Now trending: Reporters are awarded for uncovering a racial bias in pedestrian citations, students participate in a cutting-edge course on an advertising trend that's revolutionizing the industry, and a librarian and graduate student team up to improve Wikipedia articles about female artists.

Zoe with dogs

Racing to deadline

Flagging down a bush plane in the middle of the Yukon, grad student Zoë Rom (MJour'18) discovers that in journalism, learning on the fly is half the fun.

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