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  • May 10 2012: 14 Journalism and Mass Communication majors and 6 International Affairs graduates received the International Media (IM) certificate at the Spring 2012 commencement. International Media Certificate graduate Dana Elaine Anderson also received the award for Outstanding Undergraduate in Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) from Professor Bella Mody, co-founder of the IM certificate program.

Dana Anderson earned a GPA of 3.96, the highest GPA of any graduating JMC undergraduate. This Colorado native transferred to CU as a sophomore from Pennsylvania where she was a Global Studies major. At Lehigh, she represented a women's non-governmental organization from India at the UN in New York so she naturally applied for our International Media certificate when she got here.

Dana went to high school in Sydney, Australia and in Colorado: she credits her study habits and writing skills to her Australian school where she was required to submit typed notes on readings every week. In Colorado, she was on the high school track and cross country teams.

Dana heard last month that she had won a highly competitive national fellowship from The Modern Story to spend the next 6 months in Hyderabad, India teaching multimedia skills to low-income public school students. She plans to return and apply to law school.

Dana's father, Mark Anderson, also specialized in International Relations at CU. He graduated with a B.A (with distinction) in Political Science in December 1982.

  • March 14, 2012: 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. Click here for photos of the event.
  • November 30, 2011: Kristen Leigh Painter, master's degree candidate at CU-
    Boulder, successfully defended her MA professional project on obstetric fistula
    in Uganda. Obstetric fistula is a reproductive health issue that disproportionately impacts the world's poorest populations. Kristen spent two months reporting and gathering her content in the summer of 2010, which she then turned into a web-based, multimedia project. Her committee was chaired by Professor Bella Mody, CU's International Media certificate co-director, and supported by Professor Meg Moritz and Professor Rick Stevens. The project's URL is:
  • October 26, 2011: Jody Jenkins, Award-winning co-director of "American Jihadist," editor at France 24, and CU Boulder Scripps Fellow, spoke at the International Media Certificate Fall 2011 event. Jenkins spoke about his experiences as a print and broadcast journalist overseas. Click here for audio of the event.
  • October 13 2010: Jared Marchildon, the first CU graduate with an International Media Certificate, earned chapter co-authorship in the just-released new book, Geopolitics of Representation in Foreign News: Explaining Darfur. Professor Bella Mody, Journalism’s International Media certificate co-director, worked with nine students and several faculty colleagues to focus attention on how the world’s press covered the genocide in Darfur from 2003-2005. Click here for book ordering info / click here to access original student papers
  • March 31, 2010: At the Spring 2010 meeting of the International Media Certificate, Professors Robert and Lauri McNown presented a slide show and talk entitled "Memories of Tiananmen Square, China 1989." The McNowns lived in Beijing during the spring of 1989 and witnessed the Democracy Movement. Their presentation included selections from their journals and letters, accompanied by photos of marches and demonstrations at Tiananmen Square (click here for pictures, audio, and sample slides). Dr. Lauri McNown teaches Political Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has taught both in the Political Science Department and the Honors Program at CU. Dr. Robert F. McNown is Director of the International Affairs Program at CU-Boulder and co-director of the International Media Certificate program. He is also Professor of Economics and Faculty Research Associate with the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
  • November 3, 2009: The Fall 2009 meeting of the International Media Certificate hosted by International Affairs focused on The Politics of Representation in Slumdog Millionaire and Q & A: The 2009 Academy-Award Winning Film and the Indian Novel (click here for event poster and downloadable audio files). Presenters were Professors Anjali Monteiro and K.P. Jayasankar from the Centre for Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bombay, India. Jointly, Monteiro and Jayasankar have won twenty one national and international awards for their films. Their scholarly publications have appeared in Cultural Studies, Global Civil Society Annual (London School of Economics and Political Science) and other media studies venues. They have held visiting positions at Goldsmith’s College, London, the University of Western Sydney, and most recently, Lahti University in Finland. Monteiro was a Fulbright visiting lecturer in 2007 at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • July 2, 2009: Jared Marchildon (website), CU's first International Media Certificate graduate and an International Affairs major co-produced Colombia: Stories That Kill as part of the LinkTV series Latin Pulse. Latin Pulse/Pulso Latino is a bilingual English/Spanish half-hour series providing news and analysis on Latino America through the eyes of Latin American media.
  • May 23, 2009: Professor Mody organized a Journalism Studies division panel on Globalizing Journalism: Who, What, Where, Why, How, How Much? at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association in Chicago. Presentations were made by Professors Daya Thussu of Westminster University, Steve Reese of the University of Texas at Austin, Kai Hafez of the University of Erfurt and Bella Mody.
  • May 1, 2009: Doctoral student Marco Briziarelli completed an annotated bibliography on Gramsci and the media for the deCastro endowment at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Title: "Gramsci and Consciousness Raising" (click here for PDF file).