Journalists Won’t Get the ‘Fake News’ Story Right: They Need Help

What follows is the beginning of a jointly-authored post by Adrienne Russell, Mary Laird Wood Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington, and Lynn Schofield Clark, Professor and Chair of the Department of Media, Film and Journalism…

UW Students, Faculty, and Alumni Honored at 2017 NCA Reception

Department colleagues, friends and supporters gathered last month in Dallas for the UW Communication Annual NCA Reception. NCA’s 103rd Annual Convention celebrated “Our Legacy, Our Relevance.” According to Ronald L. Jackson II, NCA First Vice President, the convention presented “compelling…

CCCE Programs Going Strong in September

The Center for Communication and Civic Engagement (CCCE) is dedicated to understanding communication processes and media technologies that facilitate positive citizen involvement in politics and social life. Recently, CCCE Director Lance Bennett announced several updates to the center’s programming, including…

Benjamin Mako Hill Wins Third NSF Grant

UW Communication Assistant Professor Benjamin Mako Hill recently announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded him a third research grant. Dr. Hill said the funds will support his research on anonymity in peer production systems and online public…

COM Faculty and Alumna Published at CHI 2017

Communication Leadership alumna Samantha Hautea and Department assistant professor Benjamin Mako Hill recently had their research published at CHI2017 – the premier international conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Their paper tackled the complex intersection of privacy, data collection, and the youth who find themselves at the…

The Mind, Body, Communication Connection

It is a common chant heard throughout childhood: “stick and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” As they mature, many an adult learns that this playground adage is anything but true. Words have a unique…

Five Years on Scratch: A New Youth Programming Dataset

The Nature publishing group journal Scientific Data recently published the research of two Department faculty, Assistant Professor Mako Hill and Affiliate Assistant Professor Andrés Monroy-Hernández, who is also a Researcher at FUSE Labs, Microsoft Research. Scientific Data’s publication of a…

Kirsten Foot Receives NCA 2016 Outstanding Book Award

Communication Professor Dr. Kirsten Foot is the recipient of the National Communication Association’s Organizational Communication Division 2016 Award for Outstanding Book. According to the Awards Chair, Dr. Foot’s book, Collaboration Against Human Trafficking: Cross-Sector Challenges and Practices, “offers many important…

Sharing the Story of an Unlikely Hero

Communication Leadership student Zac Murphy traveled to Cambodia in 2015 with the Belgian organization APOPO. His mission? To document an extraordinary story about rats, casting the typically villainized vermin in a more heroic light. Thanks to the generous support of…

Faculty and Graduate Students Answer “Communication’s Civic Callings”

The UW Department of Communication had a strong showing in Philadelphia at the National Communication Association’s (NCA) 102nd Annual Convention. This year, participants demonstrated “how mass and mediated communication is uniquely situated to engage audiences and communities in various forms…

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