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…

Words from the Chair

One of the best things about being a Department Chair is that I get a good sense of the scope and quality of research, teaching, and service contributions by all of our faculty, staff and students. I can see much…

Four Peaks TV Set to Air on NWCN

Many exciting changes are underway for Four Peaks TV, created in conjunction with the MCDM. Dubbed a monthly current affairs show, Four Peaks TV connects to creatives, activists, entreprenuers, and storytellers from the Pacific Northwest. This year brings more student…

The Long Ride Home” screening, May 15

Recent alumnus Brett Bowker (B.A., 2010) is bringing us his first film as a producer and cinematographer called “The Long Ride Home.” The film premiered last year at the Seattle International Film Festival earning a ‘Best of Fest’ selection, and…

Communication Leadership Screen Summit

This June, we are hosting the third annual networking event to showcase the amazing work students have done and continue to do in the MCDM. The third annual MCDM Screen Summit will be held on Friday, June 14th, from 6PM…

If Tragedy Strikes: Professionals mentor students in campus shooting simulation

What should we Tweet? What can we tell the public? Should we release the shooter’s name? Has the victim’s family been notified? Where’s the press conference? Is the shooter dead? Are students safe? Should we show photos of a dead…

AWC membership drive has begun

Are you graduating soon? The Association for Women in Communications, Seattle Professional Chapter offers a peer mentoring group for specifically for those just starting out in the work force. You are welcome to attend our Emerging Professionals Affinity Group to…

Undergrad Deanna Isaacs to shoot documentary

Learning about different cultures, English, writing, and science are all interests of journalism student Deanna Isaacs; and she found a way to bring them all together by producing documentaries. Isaacs began writing for The Daily after becoming a journalism major….

MCDM Program launches ‘Let’s Have Dinner and Talk about Death’ project

It sounds controversial, right? Well that’s kind of the point. The UW Master of Communication in Digital Media (MCDM) program announced the official launch of Let’s Have Dinner and Talk about Death, “a project created to foster proactive and constructive…

Senior Lecturer Mike Henderson retires after 19 years

When students think about UW’s journalism program, one particular lecturer comes to mind. This educator is Mike Henderson, known for his unique sense of humor and ability to impart knowledge to students, thereby creating better writers. After a 19-year tenure,…

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