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Each quarter, we distribute a newsletter that includes information about our faculty, staff, alumni, students and events.

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Fall 2018 Newsletter

Lynn Schofield Clark Headshot Chair's Corner:
Fall 2018
"This fall has been so busy!," seems to be the refrain of the moment in the Department of Media, Film, and Journalism Studies. 


Photo of the marquis at the Mayan Theatre, reading "DU Presents Scary Lucy, Buchele & Burris" Feature Stories:
On the Set of Scary Lucy
If someone had told me two years ago when I had first decided to study film that my first filmmaking experience would be on the set of Scary Lucy, I wouldn't have believed them.

Kelly Hill stands with two colleagues outside in a park during World Refugee Day. Students Complete Summer Internships Across the US
Every summer, students from all majors within the Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies flock to internships. After completing their internship work in Summer 2018, three of our students told us more about where they worked and the projects they completed.


Logo for the Colorado Media ProjectColorado Media Project: Bringing Local News Back to Locals
In an age of declining trust in news and an overreliance on social media, news – especially local news – around the country has been suffering. Colorado, too, has felt the effects, but a project has come together in search of how to bring local news back to Coloradoans.


Lauren DeCarvalho Faculty Spotlight:
Lauren J. DeCarvalho
Dr. Lauren J. DeCarvalho, an assistant professor in the department of Media, Film, and Journalism Studies, began working for the University of Denver this fall. She currently teaches Introduction to Film Criticism and Experimental Film/Video Theory and Production.

Vincent De La Torre Headshot Alumni Profile:
Vincent De La Torre
Vincent De La Torre is not afraid to address the hard issues.His film, Trails of Hope and Terror, a project that spanned seven years, discusses the reasoning behind and the politics surrounding immigration, and seeks to unravel the historical events that have led to its current state.


MFJS Showcase MFJS Showcase:
Students and Faculty Continue to Achieve
MFJS students, faculty, and alumni are up to some exciting things. Read more about our recent achievements.


Alum Moses Brewer speaks to a class at MFJS Featured Story:
Inclusive Excellence at DU: From Past to Present
A recent MFJS graduate explores DU's complicated relationship with the concept of Inclusive Excellence over the years. 


Logos for Denver Through My Eyes Featured Story:
Denver Through My Eyes Brings Youth Voice to City Officials
High school and junior high aged students often wish that political decisionmakers would just listen to them. And some political decisionmakers say they would like to hear more often from young people. 


Headshot of Alexander Heffner Featured Event:
Real News Day
On Monday, October 1 and Tuesday, October 2, the Ed and Charlotte Estlow International Center for Journalism and New Media and the Department of Media, Film and Journalism Studies welcomed Alexander Heffner to campus for the 26th anniversary Anvil of Freedom lecture.


Audience members wait in the Mayan Theatre for the premiere of Scary Lucy to begin Upcoming Event:
Documenting the World: DU Alumni Reflect on Their Careers in Documentary Filmmaking
One of the highlights of the Film Studies & Production major at MFJS is its alumni. Graduates of the program have gone on to a variety of careers – in filmmaking and in related professions – all over the world.



Past Newsletters

Our faculty, students and alumni are always making headlines. Use these resources to keep track of all of the great things happening in the department.