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No shot: Why we won’t pull the trigger on gun control

May 20, 2024

Following years of high-profile shootings, communications expert and researcher Chris Vargo expected to find rising public salience around gun control. He didn’t.

Emily King Kinsey in front of Boulder Flatirons

Is communication around climate change just hot air?

April 22, 2024

A researcher’s experience in advertising, marketing and public relations gives her a unique angle to study organizational communications and policy around climate impact and awareness.

Kate Chambers poses with her prizes at the Addy awards

In design, finding creative excellence outside her comfort zone

April 11, 2024

Before winning a statewide best-in-show award, Kate Chambers was among the more experienced students in her master’s cohort. Her success, she said, came from professors who pushed her to try new things.

Princeton Professor Ruha Benjamin

When it comes to tech, think inputs before impacts

March 12, 2024

In a distinguished lecture series, Princeton Professor Ruha Benjamin challenged students to think more critically about technology’s advances—and the people who are left behind and excluded from those benefits.

Students hold up a red X, of the TEDx logo, at an involvement fair booth

ImpacTED: How a signature CMCI event creates meaning for careers, community

Feb. 23, 2024

Strategic communication senior Lillian Wentworth has been part of the team breathing new life into TEDxCU. Join the signature event on March 2.

Book pages shaped into hearts

Labor of love: What romance writing can teach us about thriving in the gig economy

Feb. 9, 2024

Romance authors were early adopters of digital self-publishing. A new book by Christine Larson explores how their willingness to experiment and their close networks helped them thrive when the publishing industry shunned their work.

Analog TV in a retro 1970s style living room

For legacy media studios, streaming has dried up revenue. Can they change the channel?

Feb. 7, 2024

An expert from the College of Media, Communication and Information notes that, in its ongoing conquest of legacy media studios, the tech industry has made use of a very old playbook.

Artist's interpretation of the U.S. capitol building with a crack own the middle

As election season approaches, journalism needs a look in the mirror

Jan. 16, 2024

Mike McDevitt, a professor of journalism at the College of Media, Communication and Information, shares ideas for reporters looking to stop authoritarianism and advocate for democracy.

AI-generated image of Mickey Mouse robbing a steamboat at gunpoint

The mouse is out and running loose on AI

Jan. 9, 2024

Generative artificial intelligence tools and copyright law are intersecting in the 1928 “Steamboat Willie” cartoon featuring Mickey Mouse. Associate Professor Casey Fiesler, an expert in tech ethics, says it’s just the start.

Megan Solis

The (doll) face of a tech giant

Dec. 18, 2023

Megan Solis, a CMCI student, created a mascot for HP that went viral on social media during her internship. She won the company's prestigious InternStellar award for her creative efforts.