Lori Bergen

Here’s to the next 100 years

This year, we’re celebrating the centennial of the Department of Journalism, established April 21,1922, by the Board of Regents. As we have explored archival documents dating to the 1920s, it’s been fun to go through photos and see the changes in technology (and fashion!) over the past 100 years.

Gaming controller

#GamingForGood

Assistant Professor Jolene Fisher has spent seven years studying how digital games can be used as a tool for strategic communications. Enter the International Committee of the Red Cross. Its game plan: to transform a video game built around killing into one focused on saving lives.

Illustration of face emojis on a phone

#MentalHealthApps

Associate Professor Stephen Voida wants to help people improve their mental health. With the help of students and research partners, Voida is creating a smartphone application to do just that.

a plant sprouts from Monday on a 2022 calendar

Mission for Change

In 2022, the climate-action organization Mission Zero partnered with CMCI for the first time, donating $25,000 to further climate-focused work in the college. Faculty and students undertook seven grant projects, tackling climate issues through innovative storytelling.

globe illustration

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.

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.

Freight train in Otero

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.

Clouds

The Sound of Healing

Sean Winters, a lecturer in the Department of Critical Media Practices, is part of a team of developers creating a new virtual reality experience with a unique purpose: helping patients undergoing medical treatment.

Danielle Hodge

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.

Faculty Now

Faculty Now: Fall 2021

Updates from our all-star faculty of professors, researchers, producers and innovators for fall 2021.

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