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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Media, Film & Journalism Studies


Faculty & Staff

Andrew J. Matranga, MA

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

Phone: 303-871-4690

Email:  [email protected]


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.

Areas of Focus

Digital storytelling; maps and GPS; journalism; critical/cultural studies; social media; strategic communication; data visualization; cannabis journalism.


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

Selected Accomplishments

Author of "The Folk Devil Goes Digital" Taping and Trading Live Music in the Digital Age."

Andrew has joined the Community Advisory Board for Rocky Mountain PBS for FY2018.

To learn more, please explore his workspace, his classroom and his consulting lab.