Lance Bennett’s Connective Action on ‘The Conversation’

On September 29, 2014, Professor Lance Bennett delivered a public lecture on his recently published book “The Logic of Connective Action” at the University of Sidney. The lecture, which was part of an Australian Political Studies Association plenary session, was…

Ph.D. student Sam Woolley

Professor Phil Howard, Ph.D. student Sam Woolley, and two scholars from the iSchool (Professor David McDonald and graduate student Norah Abokhodair) won an Early-concept Grant for Exploratory Research (EAGER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to track and understand political…

Scott Macklin (far left) poses with the Black Student Union and faculty advisors of Chief Sealth International High School after the club’s premiere of “Riffing on the Dream.”

The UW campus is finally starting to buzz and bustle with the arrival of fall quarter, but Comm Lead’s Scott Macklin has had anything but a sleepy summer. The Associate Director spent the past months sharing his time and media…

Communication Leadership Launches “Storytelling & Content Strategy” Online Certification Program

In today’s interconnected world, every company is a media company and the demand for strategic digital communication has skyrocketed. To meet this growing need, the Communication Leadership graduate program is launching an online Storytelling & Content Strategy Certificate Program in…

Screen Summit winners Scott Wilson, Molly O’Donnell and Aparna Das pose together after their presentations.

Last month, the Communication Leadership graduate program crowned another year of growth, new partnerships and innovation with a revamped Screen Summit celebration. The annual event showcases student work and invites the community at large to engage with Comm Lead students,…

Comm Department awards $118,000 to exceptional students

In two end-of-the-academic-year award ceremonies, the UW Department of Communication presented students with certificates worth more than $118,000 in total. These students have proven to be exceptional in the areas of journalism, research, communication, public speaking, and ethics. “This is…

Thirteen Comm Lead students participated in the inaugural Screen Summit public speaking competition, presenting TED-like talks on a diverse array of topics.

From sexual violence and discrimination in India and drug problems in America, to digital storytelling and Greek myth—these are just some of the topics Communication Leadership students tackled with practiced precision at the inaugural Screen Summit Competition last Sunday. Facing…

Two UW Comm professors awarded for outstanding dissertations

Matthew Powers and Mako Hill each received awards for outstanding dissertations. Both joined the UW Department of Communication faculty at the beginning of this academic year in September 2013. “It’s an honor, really. Several friends and colleagues precede me in…

Sociologists François Cooren (left) and Daniel Dayan discuss the finer points of Gabriel Tarde’s argument with director Elihu Katz (off-screen) between takes.

The International Communication Association (ICA) took over the Emerald City last weekend for its 64th annual conference. The five days of programming drew over two thousand scholars from more than 40 countries, and a number of gatherings were hosted by…

Matt McGarrity receives Toastmasters’ Communication and Leadership Award

Senior Lecturer Matt McGarrity was given a Communication and Leadership Award from the District 2 Toastmasters, a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. This award is the highest recognition a…

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