In Memoriam: Life of a Newspaper Man, Wallie Funk (B.A. 1948)

Wallie Funk, a self-proclaimed “newspaper man,” spent decades striving to improve the communities where he worked as a publisher, photographer, and local historian. During a career that spanned nearly 40 years, Funk operated and wrote for five community newspapers, including…

Digital Journalism Training through Seattle NewsTrain

What is it? NewsTrain is a full Saturday of cutting-edge training in digital journalism. Attendees regularly rate NewsTrain as 4.5, with 5 as highly useful and effective. Who should attend? Journalists from print, digital and broadcast newsrooms of all sizes,…

Get Behind the Camera: Learn About Video at UW Comm

Have you been looking for opportunities to learn more about visual storytelling? Are you longing to be a video auteur, but have no clue where to start? Great news! The Department offers many opportunities for communication students to learn the…

CCDE Annual Conference Shines Spotlight on “Racial Ecologies”

By Eve Rickenbaker | Graduate Student, College of the Environment On June 2, 2017 I attended the second day of the two-day Racial Ecologies conference held at the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center at the University of Washington. The…

Benjamin Mako Hill Wins Third NSF Grant

UW Communication Assistant Professor Benjamin Mako Hill recently announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded him a third research grant. Dr. Hill said the funds will support his research on anonymity in peer production systems and online public…

Congratulations to the UW Communication Class of 2017

On June 8, 2017, more than 300 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students gathered in The Quad to celebrate receiving degrees from the UW Department of Communication. The students proudly walked across the stage as more than 2,000 friends and family…

New Scholarship Honors PR Professional’s Legacy

Daniel McConnell was never afraid of taking risks. “He’s one of those who knew that life is just a leap of faith,” remembers close friend, Doug Bamford. “He’d tell you to ‘spread your arms and hold your breath and always…

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