Samira Rajabi

Connecting through trauma: How social media can support survivors

Feb. 10, 2022

Samira Rajabi, assistant professor of media studies, spent years battling a brain tumor. Her experience of trauma and finding support through social media inspired research she hopes will help others.

Zoe Fleming

Analyzing and explaining why complex issues exist

Dec. 22, 2021

With a dual degree in communication and sociology, Zoe Fleming is adept at analyzing and explaining why complex issues exist, in an effort to solve them. Fleming is CMCI's December 2021 William W. White Outstanding Graduate, awarded to the student with the highest GPA in the college.

Photo of roses and notes at King Soopers memorial

A lens toward healing: Community reflection and curation Dec. 14

Dec. 13, 2021

Focusing on the therapeutic act of building community through the power of documentary, collaborative portraits by Assistant Professor Ross Taylor will be on display. Also, attendees are invited to share their images at this event, offering a place for reflection, story-generating and healing after the Boulder King Soopers shooting in March.

gavel and camera

Through the lens of the law: Interpreting video evidence in the digital age

April 20, 2021

Sandra Ristovska is undertaking the first rigorous publicly engaged research project to address the intricacies of “seeing” in court, systematically examining the use of video as evidence in state and federal court trials in criminal, immigration and American Indian law.

Lina Takahashi

Class of 2019: Lina Takahashi

May 3, 2019

The College of Media, Communication and Information’s outstanding graduate will head to Stamford, Connecticut, this summer to work with NBC Sports as an Olympics production fellow.

Joy Barber

Class of 2018: Upending racialized stereotypes in news media

May 10, 2018

As part of her studies, Joy Barber focused on the roots of the racialized stereotyped criminal as presented in TV news. As a journalist, she plans to represent minorities in the positive light they deserve.

Leo Borasio

Class of 2018: Strategic communications, anthropology graduate marches to his own beat

May 8, 2018

Ask Leo Borasio about his time as a student and he'll tell you it was pretty straightforward. Probe a bit deeper, and he'll mention his internship-turned-job at a startup, his recent trip to LA, or digging up ancient artifacts across the Southwest.

a keyboard displaying the words "fake news"

Fake news outlets have more media impact than fact-checking outlets

June 19, 2017

Fake news websites had about twice as much influence on the media landscape as fact-checking websites did, according to new research by the College of Media, Communication and Information.

Ozell Williams at Folsom Field

Class of 2017: Tumbling toward a bright future

May 12, 2017

Ozell Williams may be walking at this spring’s graduation ceremony, but he tumbled his way there. Now he hopes to leave behind a legacy at CU that will inspire future students and athletes.

Nathan Moses (left) and Jake Hurwitz (right)

Class of 2017: Entrepreneurs revolutionize business education

May 8, 2017

When Jake Hurwitz and Nathan Moses met, neither predicted they’d wind up as business partners. The two have teamed up on Eyesight Collective, a video series aimed at helping student entrepreneurs gain business skills by learning from industry leaders.