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2017-2018 Department News

New Arrival Fall 2018:

Broadcasting is coming to Journalism & Technical Communication Department

Retirement Spring 2017:

Professor Robert Amend, Video Production

Promotion Fall 2017:

Associate to Full Professor Lisa Ortiz

Department Chair - Associate Professor Shaun Schafer

Award Spring 2017:

SPJ Educator of the Year - Associate Professor Shaun Schafer


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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