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…

Chat with the Chair: Andrea Otanez details the Olympia Legislative Reporting Internship Program

Journalism lecturer Andrea Otanez talks about the ins and outs of the Olympia Legislative Reporting Internship Program – a program that the Department of Communication has offered annually for more than four decades. Otanez is going into her second year…

Rethinking Prosperity Event: Shaping a new narrative for a new economy

Join Rethinking Prosperity at the UW Center for Communication and Civic Engagement for this live call event: SHAPING A NEW NARRATIVE FOR A NEW ECONOMY A conversation with David Korten and Otto Scharmer facilitated by Charles Holmes; via conference call…

Founder of Thrive Causemetics Karissa Bodnar (right) poses with the company's model Lauren Lichon, who has alopecia. Lichon said she had given up on finding lashes that work for her and is thrilled with Bodnar's product.

On her second attempt to get in to the University of Washington, Karissa Bodnar (B.A., 2011) thought long and hard about why she wanted to go to the UW. She wrote that she would give back to the world by…

President of AWC continues long tradition of UW Comm connection

The Association for Women in Communications (AWC) has a longstanding connection with the UW Department of Communication – in fact, it was created by seven UW female journalism students in 1909. After recruiting five more women, they formed the Alpha…

NCA celebrates 100 years in Chicago, where association was formed

The National Communication Association (NCA) is hosting its Centennial Convention from November 20 to 23 in Chicago, where the founders formed the association in 1914 (then named the National Association of Academic Teachers of Public Speaking). This year’s theme, “The…

From Rodney King to Michael Brown: Media’s Impact on the Portrayal of Black Males

A forum discussion titled “From Rodney King to Michael Brown: Media’s Impact on the Portrayal of Black Males” is being held on November 14 at the Ethnic Cultural Center (Unity Room) from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Presented by the Minority…

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