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From spending more than 50 years in the local newspaper business to anchoring at Boston’s top broadcasting network, our journalism alumni have shown a commitment to the field and to the community. Read their stories:

Celebrating the 2017 Communication Alumni of Distinction

Every year, the UW Department of Communication honors outstanding alumni who are making a difference in their careers and out in their communities by inducting them into the Department’s Alumni Hall of Fame. We also recognize the exceptional work of our…

2017 Alumni of Distinction Honorees Announced

Every year, the UW Department of Communication honors outstanding alumni who are making a difference in their careers and out in their communities by inducting them into the Department’s Alumni Hall of Fame. We also recognize the exceptional work of…

“If You Ask, I Will Go” | Dolores Eyler Enters COM Hall of Fame

“Everyone has a story to tell,” Dolores Eyler (B.A., 1971) muses, when asked what students should know when they decide to become communicators. And during Eyler’s decades and country-spanning journalism career, she has worked tirelessly to tell hundreds of them….

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…

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…

UW COM Students and Faculty Honored by SPJ Western Washington

The Society of Professional Journalists Western Washington announced eight gala award winners and four scholarship winners for 2017. Honorees include one Department faculty member, one graduate alumna, and at least three current Communication students from the UW. The Evergrey, founded…

Former Daily Editor Awarded Pulitzer Fellowship

The Columbia Journalism School recently awarded Nicole Einbinder (B.A. 2016) one of its five annual Pulitzer fellowships. Graduates selected for this prestigious honor receive grants to travel, report and study abroad. Nicole Einbinder, a recent graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate…

Alumni Bryan Monroe to Keynote COM Graduation

The Communication Department is honored to welcome Bryan Monroe (B.A. 1987) back to the University of Washington as this year’s Graduation Keynote Speaker. Monroe is the Verizon Chair and professor at Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication (Klein…

PRNDI Names Alumna Phyllis Fletcher “2017 Editor of the Year”

Phyllis Fletcher (M.C. 2011), managing editor of the Northwest News Network, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of PRNDI’s Editor of the Year award. PRNDI is celebrating 2017 as the “Year of the Editor.” The editor of the year…

Barbara Tanabe: Communicating Responsibly

UW Communication Alumna Barbara Tanabe (B.A. 1971) understands the power of storytelling and giving a voice to those whom society might otherwise render silent. After graduating from the University of Washington, Tanabe worked for KOMO-TV, becoming one of the first…

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