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Media, Film & Journalism Studies


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Scholarly and Creative Work

In addition to teaching, our faculty make scholarly and creative work a top priority. Check out some of the recent scholarly and creative work to come out of the Media, Film & Journalism Studies department.

Scholarly Publications

  • Renee Botta is working on a chapter for Lynn Schofield Clark and Erika Polson's book on Media and Class.
  • Lynn Schofield Clark is working on a book on Media and Class for Routledge with Erika Polson.
  • David Coppini has published a new article:
    • Coppini, D., Alvarez, G., Rojas, H. (2018). Entertainment, News, and Inequality. How Colombian media shape perceptions of income inequality and why it matters. International Journal of Communication, 12, 1651-1674.
  • Christof Demont-Heinrich is working on a book chapter on media imperialism.
  • Erika Polson is working on a book on Media and Class for Routledge with Lynn Schofield Clark.
  • Derigan Silver has published a new book chapter and is working on an article. His textbook, Mass Media Law, has been accepted for another edition.
  • Margie Thompson is working on her book, which is under contract.

Creative Work

  • Jeremy Dehn is working on a feature film project tentatively titled "Beasts Undiscovered"
  • Sheila Schroeder co-wrote and produced DU Project F.I.L.M.'s second film, Scary Lucy, which has recently received the following accolades:
    • Premiered on Thursday, May 10 at the Mayan Theatre to an audience of 300. 
    • Official Selection for the Cinema Systers Film Festival
    • Official Selection for the Glitter Oklahoma LGBTQ Film Festival
    • Short Script Finalist for the California Women's Film Festival
    • Official Selection for the Out Here Now Kansas City LGBT Film Festival
    • Official Selection for the North Carolina Gay & Lesbian Film Festival



  • The Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies is the proud recipient of the 2018 University of Denver Community Engaged Department of the Year award!
  • Renee Botta will present a paper at the International Communication Association's conference in Prague this summer.
  • Renee Botta will assist Project WASH in founding a women-run clinic in Haiti this summer.
  • Lynn Schofield Clark attended a the Mobile Socialities Symposium in Lund, Sweden, with Carlos Jimenez and Erika Polson.
  • Lynn Schofield Clark has been collaborating with IRISE postdoc Angel Hinzo, and the two of them have an article being published this summer, two papers accepted for two international conferences, and will be presenting their work to two DU graduate classes this spring.
  • Carlos Jimenez received a DAIS award for a study called "Self-documenting the Everyday Life of Day Laborers" which is a collaborative study with Associate Professor Marty Otañez in the University of Colorado Denver's Department of Anthropology. The proposed project examines, through visual and mobile phone research strategies, the livelihoods of day laborers in the Denver Metro Area.
  • Carlos Jimenez attended the Mobile Socialities Symposium in Lund, Sweden, with Erika Polson and Lynn Schofield Clark.
  • Andrew Matranga hosts a podcast, Sticker Stories
  • Erika Polson attended a conference in Lund, Sweden, with Carlos Jimenez and Lynn Schofield Clark.