In Memoriam: Life of a Newspaper Man, Wallie Funk (B.A. 1948)

Wallie Funk, a self-proclaimed “newspaper man,” spent decades striving to improve the communities where he worked as a publisher, photographer, and local historian. During a career that spanned nearly 40 years, Funk operated and wrote for five community newspapers, including…

Congratulations to the UW Communication Class of 2017

On June 8, 2017, more than 300 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students gathered in The Quad to celebrate receiving degrees from the UW Department of Communication. The students proudly walked across the stage as more than 2,000 friends and family…

New Scholarship Honors PR Professional’s Legacy

Daniel McConnell was never afraid of taking risks. “He’s one of those who knew that life is just a leap of faith,” remembers close friend, Doug Bamford. “He’d tell you to ‘spread your arms and hold your breath and always…

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…

Former Daily Editor Awarded Pulitzer Fellowship

The Columbia Journalism School recently awarded Nicole Einbinder (B.A. 2016) one of its five annual Pulitzer fellowships. Graduates selected for this prestigious honor receive grants to travel, report and study abroad. Nicole Einbinder, a recent graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate…

Celebrate Alumni Eddie Pasatiempo and the Honorable Norman Rice at Awards of Excellence ceremony

Eddie Pasatiempo Department of Communication almunus, has received the Alumni Association’s Distinguished Service Award, and the Honorable Norman Rice, Evans School and Department of Communication, has received the Alumnus Summa Laude Dignatus Award. Celebrate Mr. Pasatiempo’s and Mr. Rice’s outstanding…

Alumni Bryan Monroe to Keynote COM Graduation

The Communication Department is honored to welcome Bryan Monroe (B.A. 1987) back to the University of Washington as this year’s Graduation Keynote Speaker. Monroe is the Verizon Chair and professor at Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication (Klein…

PRNDI Names Alumna Phyllis Fletcher “2017 Editor of the Year”

Phyllis Fletcher (M.C. 2011), managing editor of the Northwest News Network, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of PRNDI’s Editor of the Year award. PRNDI is celebrating 2017 as the “Year of the Editor.” The editor of the year…

Barbara Tanabe: Communicating Responsibly

UW Communication Alumna Barbara Tanabe (B.A. 1971) understands the power of storytelling and giving a voice to those whom society might otherwise render silent. After graduating from the University of Washington, Tanabe worked for KOMO-TV, becoming one of the first…

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