Public Speaking Center fosters student success

Coming into COM 220, a course on public speaking offered by the Department of Communication, William Ray was confident, having had four years of experience of debate in high school. However, he found that public speaking was different from debate….

By Amanda Weber – Returning to the Communications Building was like a flashback for Andrea Heuston (BA, 1997). Heuston had come back to her old stomping grounds to participate in a panel for Professional Development Week on Jan. 27: “Turning…

Olympia reporting interns for 2011 are, from left, Tiffany Vu, Katie Schmidt, Janelle Kohnert, Brianna Butterfield, Joanna Nolasco, and David Krueger.

It’s easy to take news media for granted, especially when it comes to the coverage of politics. The time-consuming process of delivering political news is deeper than what meets the eye and several Department of Communication students are finding out…

Professor analyzes anti-human-trafficking movement

Associate Professor Kirsten Foot hopes her latest research will help prevent and abolish human trafficking through a two-pronged study: by mapping the anti-trafficking activities of hundreds of organizations representing multiple sectors, and by analyzing multi-sector collaboration. Foot, Associate Professor in…

By Amanda Weber Budget concerns have been part of the economic landscape for awhile now. At the University of Washington, it is critical that those who lead determine the best ways to work around these deficiencies without cutting into the…

The UW News Lab class listens to alumnus Ryan Priest ('09) talk about his work as a communication specialist for Sigma Chi Fraternity.

“I hesitate to call it journalism. It’s writing and it’s reporting but it’s much more about PR,” said Ryan Priest, a 2009 journalism graduate of the University of Washington Department of Communication. Priest works as a communication specialist for Sigma…

Citizen Initiative Review uses cross-section of voters to clarify implications of ballot measures

John Gastil, Kathy Cramer Walsh, and Katherine Knobloch have been evaluating panelists’ opinions on the review. Since July, Professor John Gastil has been knee deep in the study of deliberative democracy working on the Citizen Initiative Review for the state…

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