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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Media, Film & Journalism Studies

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Faculty & Staff

Andrew J. Matranga, MA

Andrew MatrangaOffice Location: Media, Film & Journalism Studies Building, Room 103A


About: Andrew Matranga is a versatile media educator and media professional with more than a decade of experience in the classroom and in the field. His teaching is focused on digital journalism and editorial design. He is the creator of the first journalism course in the country that focuses on cannabis and how to report on America's "New Normal." He's been featured in local and national news as a source on cannabis reporting and media education.

Matranga has a wealth of practical knowledge when it comes to user experience, content production, change management, and social media, all crucial elements that can be applied to any modern-day journalism effort. Andrew's current project on campus involves The Clarion, DU's student-produced news outlet, and the shift to a digital-first model for editorial production and content distribution.

Student Hours, Fall Quarter 2020: By appointment only. Text me at 303-917-5017 to schedule. 

Selected Classes: 

  • MFJS 2140: Newswriting & Reporting
  • MFJS 2240: Online and Visual Journalism
  • MFJS 3170: Data Journalism
  • MFJS 3201: Digital Graphic Design
  • MFJS 3310: Advanced Newswriting and Reporting
  • MFJS 3501: Web Design & Content Development
  • MFJS 3900: Topics in MFJS – Star Wars and the Power of Franchise
  • MFJS 3900: Topics in MFJS – Cannabis Journalism
  • MFJS 3900: Topics in MFJS – Data Visualization & Analytics


  • MA, University of Colorado, Boulder (2005)
  • BS, Syracuse University (2002)

Selected Publications: 

  • Matranga, A.J. (2005). "The Folk Devil Goes Digital: Taping and Trading Live Music in the Digital Age"

Selected Accomplishments:

Website:  Andrew Matranga

Find out more about Andrew from his Faculty Spotlight article, featured in the Winter 2018 issue of the MFJS Newsletter: Faculty Spotlight: Andrew Matranga.