“Ever since I decided to major in journalism at the UW, I have been interested in political reporting because it really gets to the essence of why journalism is meaningful in democracy."
— Katie Schmidt ('11)
Sheriff's Office PIO offers advice, internship
Sgt. Cindi West—“middle name ‘Wild,’” she joked—stopped by a journalism class earlier this summer to speak about covering police, crime and other beats in the field. West is the public information officer for the King County Sheriff’s Office, a position she has held for eight months. She replaced longtime PIO John Urquhart, who retired. Read more >>
Excerpted from Columns Magazine. By Derek Belt (BA, '04; MCDM '11).
The UW Election Eye team had a hunch Colorado could be big for Rick Santorum. For 72 hours before the GOP primary, an intrepid crew of six students and two faculty from the UW Department of Communication fanned out across the Centennial State. Read more in Columns >>