About News Corps

What is CU News Corps all about?

CU News Corps is a class in Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Colorado aimed at providing student-produced news stories, multimedia work and interactive information to Colorado and national media outlets.

CU News Corps launched as a class in Fall 2012 and found a way into Colorado media by focusing on political television ads aired on the top four Denver TV stations. During the previous summer, the corps originated providing coverage of the Aurora Shooting as well as wildfires across the state. You can read more about what the summer team did by clicking here.

The course was created by University of Colorado at Boulder journalism instructor Sandra Fish. With help from I-News Network and Fish’s many years of experience in reporting and exploring media’s ever-changing ways, students have gained real-life experience through reporting and data gathering.

Who is CU News Corps?

The CU News Corps is made up of graduates students and advanced undergrads in the Journalism & Mass Communication program at the the University of Colorado. Former CU-Boulder journalism instructor Sandra Fish led the Corps in its first year.

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Jeff Browne took over from Fish in August 2013. In addition to CU News Corps, Browne serves as co-coordinator of dLab for the Journalism & Mass Communication program. He has 23 years experience as a journalism teacher and administrator, most recently at the University of Kansas, where he was a lecturer in multimedia journalism for the School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He also served as the executive director of the Kansas Scholastic Press Association and as the director of the Kansas Journalism Institute. For 10 years, Browne worked in Student Media at Colorado State University, first as adviser to the daily student newspaper, then as director of Student Media. He also taught journalism and English at Smoky Hill High School in Aurora, Colo., and he worked as a reporter and columnist at daily newspapers in Florida.

Katharina Buchholz will assist Browne. Buchholz earned her master’s degree in 2013 from CU-Boulder, with a concentration in professional newsgathering. She interned at The Denver Post in 2013, and has devoted much of the past year to the Colorado Gun Dialog Project.


Lars Gesing is a first-year master’s student in the JMC program and concentrates on professional newsgathering for online, print and broadcast news. He is originally from Germany and worked for various media and news outlets in his home country before coming to the U.S. in 2013. He got his undergraduate degree in sports journalism.

Jake Kincaid is a senior journalism major, with a concentration in news-editorial. He’s a triple major who will graduate in May 2014 with majors in journalism, anthropology and psychology. He is interning at The Colorado Daily and has been published in the Boulder Weekly. He is an avid ice climber and outdoorsman. Jake is from Northbrook, Ill., a suburb of Chicago.