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2018-2019 Department News

New Arrivals Fall 2018:

Broadcast Journalism degree is welcomed into the Journalism & Technical Communication Department

Assistant Professor, Alfredo Sanchez, Broadcast Journalism


Promotions Fall 2018:

Associate to Full Professor Christopher Jennings

Associate to Full Professor Shaun Schafer

Associate to Full Professor Kip Wotkins


May 2017

Professor Kip Wotkins published a new article in Southwestern Mass Communication Journal.  It’s about his experience teaching at Aksum University in Axum Ethiopia last year.  It’s called, "New, Bold and Tenuous: Ethiopian Journalism Education". Aksum University launches its Department of Journalism and Communication. 

Read the article at the Southwestern Mass Communication Journal

March 2017

Professor Shaun T. Schafer spent two weeks as an invited guest instructor at Misr International University, a private university in Cairo, Egypt. During his time there he taught courses, helped review senior projects, and continued working on creating a for-mal relationship between MSU Denver and MIU.

Professor Schafer was also featured on Channel NewsAsia about the threat of fake news. “Information is free and accessible to all, and people just assume that it is of value”, when a lot of it is not true. Shaun warns against recent threats to common trusted news outlets, saying it is destructive to ban a constitutional system of checks and balances.

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