The Al Nakkula Award
The annual Al Nakkula Award is sponsored by the University of Colorado Journalism & Mass Communication program and the Denver Press Club. It is named in honor of the late Al Nakkula, a 46-year veteran of the Rocky Mountain News whose tenacity made him a legendary police reporter and is presented each year to a reporter for outstanding accomplishment in police reporting. » See the current and past winners.
In honor of Ralph L. Crosman, one of the most distinguished faculty members and administrators in the history of CU Journalism & Mass Communication, and of the University of Colorado. Professor Crosman’s outstanding service was acknowledged when in 1937, the year the program was elevated to the status of a college, he was named its first director. He served in that post until his death in 1948. In 1952, to celebrate the memory of Crosman’s courage and leadership,former students, friends and colleagues organized the Crosman Memorial Fund that, among other things, permitted CU Journalism & Mass Communication to establish this lecture series. Watch the 2014 talk by Nick Couldry and see a list of past lecturers here.
Hearst Professional-in-Residence Program
Funded by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Hearst Professional-in-Residence program provides fellowships for veterans of the print and broadcast media to visit CU-Boulder each semester and provide helpful lessons and advice to students and faculty. Its purpose is to introduce nationally known, accomplished journalists to our students to enrich their journalism studies. » See past visitors