Gina Neff shines among engineers as innovation team awarded $200k

Associate Professor Gina Neff was honored with a 2015 Innovation Award from the University of Washington worth $200,000 over two years for a collaborative team to foster new levels of student engagement and understanding, especially through active learning. She won…

Chat with the Chair: LeiLani Nishime pairs research and teaching with community project

Associate Professor LeiLani Nishime’s focus of research and teaching is on mainstream representations of Asian Americans. A timely subject with the premiere of the ABC sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat” (which Nishime points out is the second ever TV show…

Seattle Globalist’s Jessica Partnow and Sarah Stuteville Awarded National Edward R. Murrow

The Seattle Globalist had a great year in 2014, winning an Edward R. Murrow award for their highly acclaimed audio documentary “Generation Putin.” Following the lives of young activists in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Georgia, this hour-long series of radio…

Photos by Ilona Idlis.

  Last April, in partnership with the UW eScience Institute, Assistant Professor Benjamin Mako Hill led a series of free Community Data Science Workshops for novices interested in learning basic computer programming and building and analyzing data from online communities….

African American Themes in Television: Kathleen Fearn-Banks’ Newly Updated Second Edition

To understand the media’s narrative of African Americans in this country, one fascinating component would be to gather and document the types of roles and presence that African-Americans have had and continue to have within television. In the Historical Dictionary…

Chat with the Chair: Andrea Otanez details the Olympia Legislative Reporting Internship Program

Journalism lecturer Andrea Otanez talks about the ins and outs of the Olympia Legislative Reporting Internship Program – a program that the Department of Communication has offered annually for more than four decades. Otanez is going into her second year…

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…

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