Consensus or controversy: Ceccarelli is awarded for tackling this heated debate

Is the question of global warming really a controversial issue or is it just framed as such by politicians, and the like, even though the majority of scientists agree on the facts? UW Communication Associate Professor and Associate Chair Leah…

Bennett Speaks On Societal Change via New Media

On December 15, Professor Lance Bennett delivered a keynote address at Tsinghua University, Beijing, at an International Symposium on the Future of Global Communication and Journalism Education: “Changing Media, Changing Societies: New Challenges for Journalism Education.” He also delivered a…

Jennifer McClearen, left, a graduate student in the Department of Communication, talks with undergraduate honors student Sean Wong about his research project, "A.S. Roma, Seattle Sounders and Female Soccer Fans: A Study of Fandom."

By Kristina Bowman – This year’s honors students will research topics including the reinforcement of bipartisanship in the media, speech codes in an urban community, Internet pornography and others. The students presented their research topics on Wednesday to faculty and…

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Debate moderator Jim Lehrer speaks prior to the Presidential Debate at the University of Denver, in Denver, Colorado.

Featured in a Seattle Times article, senior lecturer Matt McGarrity comments on the presidential candidates’ performances, from the Oct. 3 debate. While McGarrity believes the debate moderator Jim Lehrer lacked control of the discussion, he said it may have led…

Workers had unions, now they have parties

The San Jose Mercury News published an article on faculty member Gina Neff’s book, “Venture Labor: Work and the Burden of Risk in Innovative Industries.” Columnist Chris O’Brien spoke with Neff who is on sabbatical and living in New York,…

Fiore-Silfvast innovates on information

Last December, Communication graduate student Brittany Fiore-Silfvast won a Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant from the National Science Foundation for her proposal, “The Informationalization of Healthcare: Shifting Subjectivities, Organizational Forms, and Ways of Knowing in the U.S. and India.” Last year, she traveled…

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…

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…

Department unveils Center for Local Strategies Research to improve life for communities

The Department of Communication has launched the Center for Local Strategies Research at the University of Washington. Professor Gerry Philipsen and Dr. Lisa Coutu, faculty members in the Department, serve as, respectively, Director and Associate Director of the Center. Philipsen…

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