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Current News

In addition to the MFJS website, you can keep current on University of Denver news and events by watching DU Magazine and the Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences newsletter, expressions.

  • First Year IIC student Mara Waldruff started a new podcast to highlight the stories of minority students on campus. Listen to "The Spoken Tapestry" here
  • MFJS sponsors Dr. Julianne Malveaux as Morton L. Margolin and Estlow Center Distinguished Lecturer during the 2017 Diversity Summit. Read more
  • Associate Professor Derigan Silver was a guest speaker on Fox31 Denver talking about the First Amendment and the role of the free press. Check it out
  • IIC student Carolyn Coles was honored as the graduate winner of the University's Champions of Change award at the 2017 Diversity Summit. Read more
  • IIC student Maureen Maloney and alumnae Katie Cook and Dana Forsberg created a film that was included in the America Heard documentary project! Check out their film, Transitions
  • Associate Professor Derigan Silver was a guest speaker on NPR's All Things Considered, discussing the topic, "What Legal Recourse Do Victims Of Fake News Stories Have?" Hear the segment
  • Associate Professor Adrienne Russell was interviewed for an article titled, "The Tweeting President: How Trump's use of social media is changing the way we get news." Find out more
  • Associate Professor Margie Thompson volunteered at the Karnes family immigration detention center in south Texas and wrote an article about her experiences. Read it here
  • Mass Communications alumna Ellie Sue Schafer (BA '90), special assistant to President Barack Obama and director of the White House visitor's office, was named a Champion in the White House in OUT magazine's 100 most influential people/groups of 2016. Learn more
  • Associate Professor Adrienne Russell was interviewed for an article titled, "How Can we Make Social Media Less Blindingly Awful in 2017." Read the article here
  • Project DU F.I.L.M.'s Happy F-ing Valentines Day was shown at the Denver Film Festival. Find out more.  
  • Associate Professor Adrienne Russell and her Digital Cultures class wrote a guide to protecting your online privacy. Read more
  • Associate Professor Adrienne Russell published her latest book, Journalism as Activism: Recording Media Power.
  • Alumna Danielle Calhoun was featured in DivergeNow for her work with the LAGRANT Foundation. Learn more.
  • Alumnus Conor McGahey (BA '07) is the new voice of the Denver Broncos. Read more. Check out another article here
  • Current IIC student Andrew Repp was featured in DU's AHSS Student Spotlight. Read more
  • Associate Professor Erika Polson released her first book, Privileged Mobilities: Professional Migration, Geo-Social Media, and a New Global Middle Class.
  • South High's Digital Media Club collaborated with DU faculty on a moving presentation revealing student transportation issues, for which they received the Executive Committee of Transportation Solutions Foundation's Transportation Solutions Champion Award. Read the article.  

Here you'll find an archive of news from the Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies as well as feature stories on our students, faculty and alumni.

Departmental News Archive
Faculty News Archive
Student News Archive