2019 cohort of Olympia Legislative Reporting Program interns

The Olympia Legislative Reporting Program immerses Communication students in paid, full-time reporting jobs each winter quarter with news outlets covering the Washington State Legislature. Seven of the Department’s most civically-minded students were selected for this opportunity in the 2019 winter…

Coming into Focus in Indonesia

What have I done?? Honestly, I’m not sure what I’ve gotten myself into… ­­— That’s a direct quote from the first two lines of a word document I started the first week of my internship at the Jakarta Globe. Reading…

Reporting what is Important in Bengaluru

My time in Bengaluru is at its end. I could have never imagined how these ten weeks panned out the way they did. The fact that during this time frame I have ridden on the back of both a scooter…

Finding the Way Back from Zero in Jordan

He took his eyes off the road and wrote on a sheet of paper. The weather was nice, and I could feel the wind finding its way through the individual strands of my hair as I rolled down the window….

Announcing the 2019 Alumni of Distinction Honorees

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…

CDSC members plus affiliates and guests at UW April 2019. From left to right the people in the picture are: Jeremy, Nate, Charlie, Kaylea, Sejal, Jonathan, Emilia, Mako, Morten, Jim, Isaac, Salt, Abel, and Sayamindu

In exciting news, Assistant Professor Benjamin Mako Hill’s research group, the Community Data Science Collective (CDSC), recently received a grant for nearly $500,000 from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The CDSC is an interdisciplinary group made of up of faculty…

Welcome Our New Department Chair

The Department of Communication is delighted to welcome our new chair, Dr. Christine Harold. In the letter below, Dr. Harold shares more about this transition in her own words. The faculty, staff, and students wish her the best, and look…

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