Ferguson and Beyond: Race, State Violence, and Activist Agendas for the 21st Century

On Friday, January 23, Director of the Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity (CCDE) Ralina Joseph and Associate Professor in the Department of History Stephanie Smallwood are organizing a teach-in titled “Ferguson and Beyond: Race, State Violence, and Activist Agendas…

Seattle Globalist’s Jessica Partnow and Sarah Stuteville Awarded National Edward R. Murrow

The Seattle Globalist had a great year in 2014, winning an Edward R. Murrow award for their highly acclaimed audio documentary “Generation Putin.” Following the lives of young activists in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Georgia, this hour-long series of radio…

Alum Pete Chiarelli’s ‘terrifying’ move to L.A. leads to screenwriting success

Perhaps most well-known for writing “The Proposal” under the fake name Jennifer Kirby, alumnus Pete Chiarelli (B.A., 1996) found success in Los Angeles, where he moved a couple of years after graduating from the University of Washington. Although the film…

Chat with the Chair: Kathleen Fearn-Banks Reflects on the Second Edition of her book

Kathleen Fearn-Banks, a communication professor with a focus in public relations, sat down to talk with Department chair David Domke about her new book Historical Dictionary of African American Television, 2nd edition (Rowman & Littlfield). The book incorporates the history of…

Associate Professor Ralina Joseph’s Discussion of Race on KUOW

Addressing issues of race is a topic that is at the forefront of headlines these days. The recent police violence against young Black men like Eric Garner and Michael Brown has made race a topic of discussion in all households….

Jackson School professor to deliver colloquium on Jan. 14

On Wednesday, January 14, Assistant Professor Daniel Bessner of the UW Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies will deliver a talk focused on an interesting aspect of communication history: namely, the intellectual trajectory of German-exile Hans Speier throughout the…

Sree Sreenivasan takes a selfie at the Metropolitan Museum with this year’s Career Exploration students when visiting NYC in November.

Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum Sree Sreenivasan will be back in Seattle again – this time to talk about getting the best use out of your time online (and on your phone), how to build more fans and…

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