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IM Certificate News

The latest news and events related to the International Media Certificate Program at CU Boulder.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012: Save the date for IM Certificate Fall Event!

The mandatory-attendance Fall Event will be held on Tuesday, October 16th. Check back for more information!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012: IM Certificate Spring Event

The Spring International Media Certificate event featured Dr Piya Sorcar. Dr Sorcar spoke on "How a CU Journalism Alum is working on a Global Crisis in 70+ Countries."

Sorcar graduated in 2001 with three undergraduate degrees from CU Boulder (Journalism, Business and Economics), completed a PhD from Stanford, launched and was listed by MIT's Technology Review in 2011 as one of the Top Twenty Innovators under 35.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011: IM Certificate Fall Event

The Fall 2011 International Media Certificate Event, "Into the Wild--A Case Study in International Multimedia Backpack Journalism," featured Jody Jenkins.

Jody Jenkins

Jenkins is the award-winning co-director of "American Jihadist," until recently an editor at France 24, and currently a CU Boulder Scripps Fellow. Click here for audio of the event.

Thursday, March 31, 2011: IM Certificate Spring Event

lecture crowd

The Spring 2011 IM Certificate event featured Adel Iskandar of the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Communication, Culture, and Technology Program at Georgetown University. Iskandar is a scholar of Arab media who grew up in Kuwait and Egypt. His publications include Al Jazeera: The Story of the Network that is Rattling Governments and Redefining Modern Journalism and Edward Said: A Legacy of Emancipation and Representation. Iskandar is currently at work on two volumes about the role of new media and dissidence in the Arab world, and is starting an NGO in Egypt to bring media development to disadvantaged youth. His talk was entitled "Of Streets, Beats, and Tweets: The Role of Social Media, Satellite Television and Popular Culture in Fomenting Revolution in the Middle East." Click here for audio.

four students baklava

Iskandar's lecture was preceded by dinner in the lobby of the Humanities building, catered by a local Middle Eastern restaurant. Academic advisors and staff of JMC / International Affairs made a brief presentation regarding tips and "best practices" for completing the Certificate in International Media. Click here to download the Powerpoint presentation.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010: Announcement

Fall-Spring 2010-11 admissions to the International Media Certificate to
continue as scheduled: CU Boulder has started a process to explore
restructuring the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The results will be known by Spring 2011. In the meantime, the Provost's office has confirmed that admissions to Journalism and Mass Communication will continue this Fall and Spring. Therefore, the joint International Affairs and Journalism certificate in International Media will also be receiving applications. All admitted students will be guaranteed access to courses required to complete their certificate requirements. Our deadlines for new applications are October 19 and March 15.

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010: IM Certificate Spring Dinner

The Spring 2010 IM Certificate Dinner event featured Professors Lauri and Robert McNown (right) presenting "Memories of Tiananmen Square, China 1989." The McNowns lived in Beijing during the spring of 1989 and witnessed the Democracy Movement. Selections from their journals and letters were accompanied by photos of marches and demonstrations at Tiananmen Square. The event was catered by a tandoori style Indian restaurant in Boulder (left).

Sample Slides from Presentation: (click here)

Downloadable Audio of Event: Part 1 / Part 2 / Q&A

Thursday, April 23, 2009: IM Certificate Spring Dinner!

This year's ongoing and newly-admitted IM Certificate students gathered at our favorite Nepalese restaurant in downtown Boulder for dinner and discussion of global media issues. Professor Tom Yulsman (center), director of the Center for Environmental Journalism at CU Boulder, gave a presentation and Q&A about the science, policy, and media aspects of climate change.



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