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…

Will Mari in his office after hearing the news that he got the fellowship. Taken by fellow Communication Ph.D. student and office mate Matt Bellinger.

The UW Press awarded the Soden-Trueblood Endowed Graduate Publishing Fellowship to Ph.D. candidate Will Mari for the 2014-15 academic year. Mari is the 14th fellow, the first from the Department of Communication, bringing a unique skillset to the position. “I…

Email Privacy: Benjamin Mako Hill published on Slate

Assistant Professor Benjamin Mako Hill enjoys keeping his personal emails private and therefore has run his own email server for almost 15 years. However, when running some tests on his inbox, he found that his email account may not be…

Teaching Teamwork: Randy Beam featured in Provost Report

Professor Randy Beam was featured in a provost report series on trends and issues in higher education that discussed “strategies for helping students understand connections between classroom learning and life after graduation.” Beam was profiled in the “Teaching Teamwork…Explicitly” section…

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