Paul Voakes

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    CU journalism school to close June 30: Read critics' take on why it's a bad idea

    Bruce Benson.​Last August, CU journalism school dean Paul Voakes insisted that reports about the impending death of the J-school were hysterical and premature. Not anymore. Yesterday, at the urging of CU prez Bruce Benson, regents voted for a shutdown by a 5-4 vote -- one closer than anticipat ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    CU journalism school possible-closure headlines went from premature to inaccurate, dean says

    Paul Voakes.​Nothing gets journalists more hysterical than perceived attacks on journalism. It's no surprise, then, that an announcement the University of Colorado at Boulder was considering discontinuing its journalism school in favor of a new media entity prompted big play for panicky pieces ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    Denver Post and 9News vet Amy Herdy's journalistic mission to Pakistan

    Amy Herdy. Journalist Amy Herdy has jumped from place to place in recent years. Her first job in this market was as a reporter for the Denver Post -- but she left that position to take a behind-the-scenes role at 9News, as documented in the 2007 Message column "Life Swap." From there, she shifted ... More >>

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    April 15, 2008

    Ethically Dubious CU Prof Michael Tracey to Lead Ethics Symposium

    University of Colorado Boulder journalism professor Michael Tracey, a co-star in the April 10 Message column about CU's Campus Press publication and its fight for independence, wouldn't be many people's first choice to lead a discussion about ethics. He is, you'll recall, the man behind several obje ... More >>

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    April 10, 2008

    CU's Campus Press Fights for Independence

    A contentious faculty meeting points to independence for CU-Boulder's student newspaper — but at what cost?

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    April 9, 2008

    Campus Press Documents, Part 2: The Voakes Report

    The April 10 Message column refers to a report by Paul Voakes, dean for the School of Journalism & Mass Communications at the University of Colorado Boulder, about the Campus Press, CU’s student-operated online newspaper. The de facto investigation into the Press following its publication of “If ... More >>

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    March 13, 2008

    If It's War Max Karson Wants...

    A controversial column by firebrand student Max Karson sparks bureaucratic wrangling and political infighting at CU-Boulder.

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    February 28, 2008

    CU Hires Three Pulitzer Winners

    Some of newspapering's best and brightest are trading journalism for academia — including three Pulitzer winners hired at CU.

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    February 27, 2008

    The Latest Max Karson Brouhaha Keeps Building

    CU student and inveterate controversy magnet Max Karson has made plenty of headlines in recent years for his satirical writings and attention-getting stunts, as this February 21 More Messages blog outlines. However, his latest contretemps, spurred by a piece entitled "If It's War the Asians Want..." ... More >>

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    February 21, 2008
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    December 14, 2006


    CU student journalists feel they were kept in the dark about changes at their publication. Talk about a real-world lesson.

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    October 12, 2006

    Made for Each Other

    The Karr fiasco is over, but Michael Tracey's quest for unlikely suspects in the Ramsey case goes on and on.