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Alumni Updates

  • Maureen (Pacheco) Maycheco (MA in IIC, '13) has launched a brand-new podcast through One K Creative (a creative agency out of Boulder, Colorado). The podcast is called Good and Social - a series of conversations with social and environmental innovators from across industries. The goal is to share stories about movers and shakers, risk takers, activists, business owners, and nonprofit leaders who are turning ideas inside out and industries upside down. From International CEO's to local Brewery Owners, meet some incredible people who are bucking the system for the sake of being better. Listen on iTunes at here. Listen on Google Play here.
  • Christianne Hedtke (BA '04) is a staff writer on Netflix's "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina," a retelling of "Sabrina the Teenage Witch." Find out more about the show.
  • Andy Black (MA '00) is a writer/executive story editor for season 3 of Narcos.
  • Paul Keables (BA '07) is a writer for Seasons 1 and 2 of National Geographic's MARS series.
  • Jim Danger Gray (BA '03) will be an executive producer for the "Game of Thrones" prequel. Read more.

FACULTY updates

  • Lynn Schofield Clark:
    • Worked on The Summer Youth Media Mentoring Project again this summer, which brought together 10 junior high aged young people with 10 undergrads, grad students and faculty from MFJS and the Graduate School of Social Work. The young people, all of whom were selected by staff of the Bridge Project, have now produced their stories and were involved in exhibiting them for decision-makers, community leaders, and policymakers this fall.
    • Published an article for the London School of Economics and Political Science's Parenting for a Digital Future section titled, "Banning kids from having smartphones misses the point." Read the article.
    • Was featured in the University of Denver's Engaging Ideas video series, discussing "How the under-18 generation is redefining news." Watch the video.
  • David Coppini:
    • Will be an affiliate with the Center on American Politics at DU, with a research award to study urban-rural polarization in the US.
    • Received a Faculty Research Award to study media coverage of immigration in the US.
    • Presented a paper on political tolerance at the annual AEJMC (Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communications) conference.
  • Christof Demont-Heinrich conducted research for, and wrote, a book chapter for an edited volume entitled "Media Imperialism: Continuity and Change." The chapter focuses on differences between cultural and linguistic imperialism and globalization of culture/English perspectives in media, global communication and sociolinguistic studies. He illustrates their usefulness via an analysis of the comparative presence of English on Spotify, the world's most popular digital music distribution platform. The book will be published within the coming months.
  • Nadia Kaneva was interviewed by about the MA in Media and Public Communication program. Read the interview.
  • Cover of Trace Reddell's new book, "The Sound of Things to Come"Trace Reddell's book "The Sound of Things to Come: An Audible History of the Science Fiction Film," is now available from the University of Minnesota Press.
  • Sheila Schroeder:
    • Was featured in OutFront magazine for her work telling LGBTIQA+ stories in her classes and with projects such as Project DU F.I.L.M. Read the article.
    • Was featured in the June issue of the AHSS newsletter, expressions. See more.
  • Derigan Silver:
    • Is the new Director of DU's Center for Innovation in the Creative and Liberal Arts (CILCA).
    • Was interviewed for an article on Net Neutrality in The Morning Consult. Read the article.


Creative Projects

Scary Lucy , the second short comedy produced by Project DU F.I.L.M., led by Dr. Sheila Schroeder, has been accepted to multiple film festivals since its premiere in May. Find out more about Scary Lucy .

  • Film – Festival Acceptances
    • Outreels Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, November 2018
    • Film Girl Film Festival, Milwaukee, WI, October 2018
    • Out on Film: Atlanta LGBT Film Festival, Atlanta, GA, September 2018
    • Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival, September 2018
    • Broad Humor Film Festival, Venice Beach, CA, September 2018
    • FM LGBT Film Festival, Fargo/Morehead, ND, September 2018
    • North Carolina Gay Lesbian Film Festival, Durham, NC, August 2018
    • Damn These Heels, Salt Lake City, LGBTQ Film Festival, July 2018
    • Kansas City LGBTQ Film Festival, June 2018
    • Cinema Systers Film Festival, Paducah, KY, May 2018

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