MCDM alum Alvin Singh on the grounds at Nelson Mandela’s funeral

MCDM alum Alvin Singh on the grounds at Nelson Mandela’s funeral

Alvin Singh (M.C., 2009) has been living in South Africa for the past two years serving as Strategic Communication Advisor to the African Union Diaspora Forum. He is founder of the ARS Media Group, editor of Unchain Africa Press, a…

Words from the Chair

Words from the Chair

For decades, the University of Washington’s communication program offered one of the nation’s premier student debate groups. Students participated in friendly intra-department competitions, held public performances for locals around the Northwest, traveled to collegiate competitions and often won, and deeply…

MCDM grad Kirk Mastin remains loyal to film, career booming

MCDM grad Kirk Mastin remains loyal to film, career booming

MCDM graduate Kirk Mastin (M.C., 2009) has always been interested in art since he “could pick up a pen,” but little did he know he would leave the photography business several times before giving it one last shot. Before joining…

UW Comm shines at the 99th Annual NCA Convention

UW Comm shines at the 99th Annual NCA Convention

The National Communication Association’s (NCA) 99th Annual Convention was last month in Washington D.C., where several of the UW Department of Communication graduate students and alumni received great honors for their successes. Below is a list of awards received by…

Ralina Joseph writes about Oprah, published on Flow

Ralina Joseph writes about Oprah, published on Flow

Associate Professor Ralina Joseph was published on Flow, an online journal of television and media studies, about how although progress has been made to eliminate racial and gender discrimination, even Oprah Winfrey still publicly deals with these issues. “Winfrey describes…

Professor Matt McGarrity published in The Chronicle of Higher Ed

Professor Matt McGarrity published in The Chronicle of Higher Ed

In The Chronicle of Higher Education, Professor Matt McGarrity writes about his experience teaching a public-speaking Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) last summer. Although the amount of participants for his course decreased from 120,000 to about 9,000 throughout the 10-week…

Seattle Globalist and UW Comm offer Startup Media Workshops

Seattle Globalist and UW Comm offer Startup Media Workshops

The Seattle Globalist is partnering with the UW Department of Communication to offer “Startup Media Workshops” designed for online media makers. On three Saturday’s throughout winter quarter, Seattle Globalist journalists will teach motion graphics, crowd funding, and online writing in…

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