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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:

If anyone knows about changing careers, it’s Charla Bear. A June 2000 UW graduate and Native American journalist, Bear decided to venture toward writing once she realized her degree in architecture wasn’t the right fit for her. Bear received her…

Student working at KIRO nominated for EMMY

Senior journalism major Nicholas Trost has been nominated for a 2010 Annual Northwest Regional EMMY Award along with KIRO Senior Editor and UW Communication alum Gregg Grinnell (’80). Grinnell and Trost, a web content editor at KIRO, submitted VOTE NOW!…

Authors discuss book on saving journalism

“The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution that Will Begin the World Again” Robert McChesney and John Nichols Monday, Jan. 18, 2010 UW Kane Hall 210 6 p.m. We’ve lost the Seattle Post-Intelligencer; daily newspapers are closing;…

Journalist Heather Brooke returns to the office

Communication alumna Heather Brooke helped set the stage for the resignation of England’s speaker of the House of Commons in May. The Seattle P-I spoke with Brooke about her beginnings as a journalist. Brooke credits her investigative journalism techniques to…

Robert Merry: B.A., 1968

Robert W. Merry, publishing executive and author, is President and Publisher of Congressional Quarterly Inc. (CQ), the Washington-based publishing company that specializes in news and information on Congress, politics and public policy. He is the author of “Taking On the…

Interns from the class of 1973 reunited in 1985. From left: Marilyn Hagberg, Betsy Trainor, Alicia Comstock, Nancy Bergh and Elaine Kraft.

Note: The Olympia Legislative Reporting Internship Program students cover the Washington Legislature for a daily newspaper or radio network. They work full time in Olympia during winter quarter. Past employers include The Seattle Times, the Post-Intelligencer, the Oregonian, the Everett…

By MOLLY TALBERT Saadia Van Winkle, a 2003 graduate of the Department of Communication in Journalism, could serve as a role model for any student hoping to use her UW education to break into broadcast journalism. Although she originally feared…

By Michael J. Carter When class of ’64 alumna Ruth Pumphrey graduated with a BA in Communications, women were still a rare sight in newsrooms. So much so that the Longview native went all the way to Council Bluffs, Iowa,…

By Meghan Peters – When natural disasters hit Washington, many are left shaken, distressed and emotionally drained. For Rob Harper, it’s a long day at work – and a way to make a difference. The 1969 broadcast journalism alumnus is…

By Keith Vance Wallie Funk is many things. He’s a journalist, a photographer, a community leader, a father, grandfather and husband. It’s near impossible to pick just one aspect of his life and say, “That’s the most important thing he’s…

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