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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.

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.

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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.

Illustration by Josh Cochran for the Coloradan

Life after death on the Internet

March 16, 2018

Assistant Professor Jed Brubaker wants to make death "a little bit kinder to people." A founding member of the Department of Information Science, Brubaker helped develop Facebook’s Legacy Contact to enable users to determine the postmortem fate of their profiles.

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Trending: Fall 2017

Our scholars take on fake news, forecast the flu and discuss religious messages in the media.

Timeline

Then and Now: Fall 2017

Explore the historic milestones that formed the changing landscape of media, communication and information.

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Untangling data

A professor’s curiosity leads to a new area of nonprofit research.

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Trending: Summer 2017

CMCI faculty take on buzzworthy issues.