The University of Colorado at Boulder School of Journalism and Mass Communication awarded $60,000 in research grants to three faculty teams for future projects.
The school awarded the largest grants to professors Paul Daugherty, Nabil Echchaibi, Stewart Hoover, Marguerite "Meg" Mortiz and Brett Robbs. The group received $29,000 to produce a pioneering documentary film called Muslims in the Mountain West, which will detail the lives of Muslims as they settle in the plains and mountain regions of the United States. Graduate student Suzanne Popovich will also work on the project.
Additionally, professors Janice Peck and Liz Skewes received $19,000 for their project comparing the quality of journalism provided by newspapers, blogs and Internet aggregators. Professors Rick Stevens and Tom Yulsman received $12,000 for their climate change Web site, which aims to be the first comprehensive, interactive and scientifically sound site of its kind.
Members of the Dean's Advisory Council evaluated the submitted proposals.
Photos from School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Nabil Echchaibi.