“Prepare to Be Unprepared”: Alumna Rhea Panela, Broadcast Journalist

“Prepare to Be Unprepared”: Alumna Rhea Panela, Broadcast Journalist

Rhea Panela (B.A., 2017) is a proud first-generation Husky, and a passionate storyteller. Currently, she works as a multimedia journalist for KTVZ NewsChannel 21, the NBC/CNN/FOX/CW affiliate in Bend, Oregon. A former staff writer for The Daily at the UW,…

UW Communication Digital Graduation Celebration  

UW Communication Digital Graduation Celebration  

Welcome UW Department of Communication graduates, families, and friends!  Here you will find important information about the Department of Communication’s Digital Graduation Celebration, the event program, and more: Marching Order This year, the University of Washington (and by extension the…

Nancy Rivenburgh

Professor’s New Book Shares Ideas for Sustainable Cities

UW Department of Communication Professor Nancy Rivenburgh, and urban strategist and consultant Patricia Chase, are co-authors of “Envisioning Better Cities: A Global Tour of Good Ideas.” The book takes readers on a world tour of useful, feasible, and novel ideas…

Meet UWCOMM’s 2020 Olympia Reporters

Meet UWCOMM’s 2020 Olympia Reporters

The UW Department of Communication is thrilled to welcome three community-driven and ambitious student journalists to the 2020 Olympia Legislative Reporting Program cohort. The program immerses students in paid, full-time reporting jobs each winter quarter with news outlets covering the…

Continuing a Legacy | Outstanding Early Career Award: McCall Hall

Continuing a Legacy | Outstanding Early Career Award: McCall Hall

“Since I was a kid, I wanted to be the Oprah of sports,” says McCall Hall (B.A., 2010), who has harnessed her passion for sports into a rewarding career. Hall is a legacy graduate of the University of Washington; her…

Anjuli Brekke

COM Graduate Students Attend Annenberg Summer Doctoral Institute

This summer, UW Department of Communication graduate students—Meshell Sturgis, Marcus Johnson, and Anjuli Brekke—attended the fourth annual USC-UPenn Annenberg Summer Doctoral Institute on Difference in Media and Culture. This week-long interdisciplinary workshop brings together exemplary doctoral students and faculty members…

“It’s about Crafting Your Own Journey” | Alumni Award for Excellence in Mentoring: Dawn Cheung

“It’s about Crafting Your Own Journey” | Alumni Award for Excellence in Mentoring: Dawn Cheung

“I like talking to people, and helping others has always just been a part of who I am,” says Dawn Cheung (B.A., 2013), reflecting on her passion for mentorship. Currently, Cheung is a pre-professional career coach at the UW Career…

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