A Life Dedicated to Improving Public Education Through Family Engagement | Hall of Fame 2019 Inductee: Adie Simmons

“I chose to apply to nonprofit organizations right after graduation, as I felt my work could positively impact others and be a catalyst for societal change. I am a believer in giving back and being part of the community, and…

Bringing Together a Passion for Writing, Public Policy, and Government | Hall of Fame 2019 Inductee: David L. Ammons

Even as a high school student, David L. Ammons (B.A., 1970) knew he wanted to “go to the University of Washington and pursue an education in journalism.” A journalism program for high school seniors gave him the opportunity to spend…

A Legacy of Tenacity, Resilience, and Integrity | Hall of Fame 2019 Inductee: William H. Lord

“You have to be tenacious every single day. You can never give up. I used to preach this relentlessly to the people who worked for me,” says William “Bill” Lord (B.A., Communications, 1971), as he reflects on his philosophy as…

Mexico City Pride Parade

Stepping through the broken glass of a government building, I pushed my camera into a throng of reporters to where a group of masked women was chanting. The reporter I was with, Hazel, had told me to stay back, but…

2019 cohort of Olympia Legislative Reporting Program interns

The Olympia Legislative Reporting Program immerses Communication students in paid, full-time reporting jobs each winter quarter with news outlets covering the Washington State Legislature. Seven of the Department’s most civically-minded students were selected for this opportunity in the 2019 winter…

Coming into Focus in Indonesia

What have I done?? Honestly, I’m not sure what I’ve gotten myself into… ­­— That’s a direct quote from the first two lines of a word document I started the first week of my internship at the Jakarta Globe. Reading…

Reporting what is Important in Bengaluru

My time in Bengaluru is at its end. I could have never imagined how these ten weeks panned out the way they did. The fact that during this time frame I have ridden on the back of both a scooter…

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