By Amanda Weber – Betsy Bach (PhD, 1985) “doesn’t take life all that seriously,” but when it comes to her career, her hard work has paid off. Bach is among those being inducted into the Department of Communication Alumni Hall…

Department unveils Center for Local Strategies Research to improve life for communities

The Department of Communication has launched the Center for Local Strategies Research at the University of Washington. Professor Gerry Philipsen and Dr. Lisa Coutu, faculty members in the Department, serve as, respectively, Director and Associate Director of the Center. Philipsen…

Andrew Doughman rides on the back of a motorcycle through a coffee plantation on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya.

During summer 2010, four journalism students worked as intern reporters around the world. Thanks to the Foreign Intrigue Scholarship established by a UW Journalism alum, they were given the chance to be exposed to another culture while gaining a more…

During spring 2010, students taught by Roger Simpson and Jim Simon, assistant managing editor of The Seattle Times, produced stories for Health Intersections, a news site connecting health issues around the globe with health conditions, research, treatment and education in…

If anyone knows about changing careers, it’s Charla Bear. A June 2000 UW graduate and Native American journalist, Bear decided to venture toward writing once she realized her degree in architecture wasn’t the right fit for her. Bear received her…

Chantal Anderson and co-workers in the China Daily Web site newsroom. Photo courtesy of Chantal Anderson

By Chantal Anderson Beijing is a metropolitan city of close to 17 million inhabitants. Reporting and taking photos for China Daily enabled me to dive into the fast-paced, dramatic nature of Beijing. From covering an artist’s community on the outskirts…

Seattle Times publishes editorial from PhD student

Manoucheka Celeste, a doctoral student in the UW Department of Communication, reflects on the images of dead Haitians that have flooded newspapers and television sets around the country in an editorial published in The Seattle Times on Jan. 26. Celeste…

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