Chat with the Chair: Kathleen Fearn-Banks Reflects on the Second Edition of her book

Kathleen Fearn-Banks, a communication professor with a focus in public relations, sat down to talk with Department chair David Domke about her new book Historical Dictionary of African American Television, 2nd edition (Rowman & Littlfield). The book incorporates the history of…

Associate Professor Ralina Joseph’s Discussion of Race on KUOW

Addressing issues of race is a topic that is at the forefront of headlines these days. The recent police violence against young Black men like Eric Garner and Michael Brown has made race a topic of discussion in all households….

Jackson School professor to deliver colloquium on Jan. 14

On Wednesday, January 14, Assistant Professor Daniel Bessner of the UW Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies will deliver a talk focused on an interesting aspect of communication history: namely, the intellectual trajectory of German-exile Hans Speier throughout the…

Sree Sreenivasan takes a selfie at the Metropolitan Museum with this year’s Career Exploration students when visiting NYC in November.

Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum Sree Sreenivasan will be back in Seattle again – this time to talk about getting the best use out of your time online (and on your phone), how to build more fans and…

Photos by Ilona Idlis.

  Last April, in partnership with the UW eScience Institute, Assistant Professor Benjamin Mako Hill led a series of free Community Data Science Workshops for novices interested in learning basic computer programming and building and analyzing data from online communities….

Ferguson Forum: From Rodney King to Michael Brown

On Friday November 14, 2014, prior to the grand jury verdict, Minority Leaders in Communication (MLC) and the emerging Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity (CCDE) held a panel forum discussing recent events in Ferguson, MI surrounding the death of…

African American Themes in Television: Kathleen Fearn-Banks’ Newly Updated Second Edition

To understand the media’s narrative of African Americans in this country, one fascinating component would be to gather and document the types of roles and presence that African-Americans have had and continue to have within television. In the Historical Dictionary…

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