Frank Wetzel (’50): Retired editor found competition with larger papers ‘part of the fun’

By Amanda Ma – Beginning at age 17, Frank Wetzel (BA, 1950) knew he was made to be a journalist. A trip to the Buchenwald concentration camp at the end of World War II as an infantryman solidified that interest…

Domke begins SAL U series on campaign

The 2012 presidential election is coming up fast, and heated debate over the federal debt and the rise of the Tea Party will play huge roles in the election’s outcome. UW Communication Professor and Chair David Domke, a well-known authority…

CityClub hosts election debates Sept. 18

On Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Town Hall Seattle, Seattle CityClub will host debates with candidates for Attorney General and Secretary of State. Registration is at 11:30 a.m. and the program is noon to 1:30 p.m. Bring your own brown bag…

Department seeks professor for communication ethics

The Department of Communication is seeking a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor to focus on journalism and communication ethics. Journalism and Communication Ethics Journalism and other communication professions are undergoing rapid transformation in response to technological innovation, economic disruption and social…

50 years of Ethnography in Communication

By Amanda Ma – June was an exciting time for some faculty members and PhD graduates of the Department. For three days, Lisa Coutu, Gerry Philipsen, and 14 UW Communication doctorates joined 24 other scholars of Ethnography of Communication (EoC)…

Underwood talks with Crosscut about latest book

Professor Doug Underwood’s latest book, Chronicling Trauma: Journalists and Writers on Violence and Loss (University of Illinois Press), was the topic of a Crosscut article on Aug. 28. Underwood spoke with Robin Lindley about his research on how trauma affected…

The new scoop on political journalism

Excerpted from Columns Magazine. By Derek Belt (BA, ’04; MCDM ’11). The UW Election Eye team had a hunch Colorado could be big for Rick Santorum. The former Pennsylvania senator was gaining momentum in his quest to become the Republican…

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