Private documentary screening “Rising from Ruins” Feb. 5

Friends of the MCDM and members of the UW community are invited to attend a free screening of MCDM Director Hanson Hosein’s latest documentary film, “Independent America: Rising from Ruins.”  Hosein is showing the film as part of his “Storytelling…

Learn from The Digital President on Jan. 15

Facebook. Twitter. Mybarackobama.com. Text messaging. The President-elect used all of these digital tools to devastating effect in the 2008 election. How did he do it? What strategic lessons can we learn from Barack Obama’s high-tech campaign? How might he deploy…

Jaime Herrera: From intern to state representative

By Will Mari – Rep. Jaime Herrera, R-Ridgefield, may be new to the state Legislature, but she isn’t new to politics. “My route was a little non-traditional,” she admitted. The 2004 alumna grew up in Hockinson, in Clark County, not…

photo via the Los Angeles Times

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the UW alumni publication Columns magazine recognized 100 notable alumni, including several Communication graduates. The selection committee chose famous, fascinating or influential living graduates. Communication graduates included: Laura Chang: B.A., ’84 Timothy Egan: B.A.,…

Faculty Awards Fall 2008

Faculty Awards Professor W. Lance Bennett is the 2008 recipient of the James D. Clowes Award for the Advancement of Learning Communities. The honor recognizes Bennett’s wide-ranging and innovative projects through the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement. Associate Professor…

Hanson Hosein at the camera

The world premiere of my film, Independent America: Rising from Ruins, was scheduled to occur on the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Rising from Ruins recounts the courageous, emotional experiences of the local businesspeople who quickly returned…

Mercer Island caucus

In the first week of January 2008, 16 University of Washington journalism students and I set out to cover this year’s presidential campaign. We decided to go new media, adopting a mode of journalism that mixed traditional reporting practices of…

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