Communication Alumni Hall of Fame member Terry Tazioli talks with fellow Hall of Fame members Tony Angell and Timothy Egan along with other authors on TVW’s “Well Read.” “Well Read” is a popular weekly television program for those who love…

Mimi Pierce with her dog, Sophie.

This past fall, the Department had the pleasure of visiting with alumna Mimi Pierce, and hearing about her recent venture into the world of nonprofits. A longtime advocate for the arts and education, Pierce is spearheading the development of the…

After 25 years in business, alumna still helping companies communicate

By Erica Thompson – “Helping project teams communicate.” That’s the slogan for Communication Resources Northwest, an organization started by alumna Meg Winch (B.A., 1984). In many industries, it’s standard practice for companies to compete with each other to “win” projects…

Jennifer McClearen, left, a graduate student in the Department of Communication, talks with undergraduate honors student Sean Wong about his research project, "A.S. Roma, Seattle Sounders and Female Soccer Fans: A Study of Fandom."

By Kristina Bowman – This year’s honors students will research topics including the reinforcement of bipartisanship in the media, speech codes in an urban community, Internet pornography and others. The students presented their research topics on Wednesday to faculty and…

Alum’s career in journalism spans many mediums

By Erica Thompson – Floyd McKay (Ph.D., 1995) has worn many hats throughout his career, and he says that the progression has been natural. “I think journalism is an area in which you can move, not only from one medium…

Joanne Silberner interviews a Haitian woman while covering a story about cancer in developing countries.

Almost a year ago, freelance public radio reporter and artist-in-residence Joanne Silberner was awarded a $12,000 grant by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to investigate how cancer is affecting people in developing countries. A veteran health reporter, Silberner used…

The journalism program is offering two one-credit workshops this winter. The first is on photojournalism and the second is on using description in nonfiction writing. Enrollment is limited to 15 students in each workshop. Journalism majors have priority through the…

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