CJMD Spotlight: When Journalists Run for Office — The Effects of Journalist-Candidates on Citizens’ Populist Attitudes and Voting Behavior

Join the CJMD and Cristian Vaccari, Professor of Political Communication at Loughborough University, for a discussion on The Effects of Journalist-Candidates on Citizens’ Populist Attitudes and Voting Behavior. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/when-journalists-run-for-office-tickets-135618541709 About this Event: January 20, 2021 || 12 PM (pst) || Zoom This … Read More

Celebrating Our 2020-21 COM Scholars

On January 12, 2021, the UW Department of Communication will honor students with scholarships worth nearly $142,000 in total. These students have proven to be exceptional in the areas of journalism, research, communication, and rhetoric. Department of Communication students can receive awards because of generous gifts from our alumni and friends. Each scholarship has a … Read More

CJMD Presents a Conversation with Jorge Ramos

Journalism + the U.S. Presidential Election Monday, October 26, 2020 The 2020 U.S. Presidential election is fast approaching. The work of independent journalists in helping audiences understand the stakes of the moment has rarely been more important. To help make sense of this crucial moment, we hosted a virtual conversation with Jorge Ramos. The renowned … Read More

Media and Politics in the U.S. Presidential Election

In October 2020, the Department of Communication relaunched the Center for Communication and Civic Engagement as the Center for Journalism, Media and Democracy (CJMD). The relaunch reflects significant shifts over recent decades in media and politics and evolving efforts to understand contemporary democracy as it is being shaped by digital-era communication cultures, tools, platforms, policies and practices. … Read More