UW Communication 2021 Graduation Celebration

Greetings to all UW Department of Communication graduates, families, and friends! While we weren’t able to gather on our beautiful campus for a traditional ceremony, the Department planned a special virtual graduation celebration (see below for ways that you can still participate). The Class of 2021 endured extraordinary circumstances, and we were grateful to celebrate … Read More

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CJMD Spotlight: Public opinion in U.S. broadcast news

In this Spotlight by the UW Center for Journalism, Media, and Democracy, Dr. Kathleen Beckers discusses how public opinion is portrayed in U.S. broadcast news: Social and political issues make up the lion’s share of news coverage, drawing individuals’ attention to public opinion and policy implications of these issues. However, in recent years, public opinion … Read More

COM Spring 2021 Colloquia

From ‘Permit Patty’ to ‘Karen’: Black Rearticulations of Racial Humor Featuring Dr. Raven Maragh-Lloyd In the third COM Spring colloquium, Dr. Raven Maragh-Lloyd will discuss two related case studies to explore how Black publics online have shifted racial humor as a resistance strategy to respond to white femininity and its deployment of the police state. … Read More

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After Democracy: A Conversation with Zizi Papacharissi || CJMD Spotlight

In March 2021, the CJMD hosted a conversation with Zizi Papacharissi about her new book: “After Democracy: Imagining our Political Future” (Yale University Press). The book draws on original interviews conducted with citizens of more than thirty countries to explore what democracy is, what it means to be a citizen, and what can be done … Read More

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COM Colloquium: Indigenous Journalism, Cooperative Media

In this presentation, acclaimed journalist Tristan Ahtone discusses approaches to cooperative reporting and newsroom organizing as tools to restructure the way news organizations operate and subvert long-standing journalism values that rely, and thrive, on racism, colonialism, capitalism, and nationalism: About the speaker:Tristan Ahtone is a member of the Kiowa Tribe and is editor-in-chief at the Texas … Read More

2021 Scheidel Lecture: Horror Noire — Blacks in American Horror

In March 2021, the UW Department of Communication was thrilled to welcome acclaimed academic practitioner Dr. Robin Means Coleman to deliver the 2021 Scheidel Lecture. Dr. Coleman expanded on themes from her book Horror Noire: Blacks in American Horror from the 1890s to Present and her eponymously titled 2019 documentary Horror Noire, to engage the … Read More

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

POSTPONED || COM Colloquia: Media Studies as Community Engagement

Join us for our first Winter COM colloquium, featuring Dr. Khadijah Costley White New Date to Be Announced || 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM (PST) About this Event In this riveting presentation, Dr. White discusses approaching communication and cultural studies as political and civic engagement through community-based research. Drawing on scholars such as Herbert Marcuse, … Read More

Introducing the Center for Journalism, Media and Democracy

Dear friends of UW COM, We wanted you to be the first to know some exciting news: next week, we will launch the new Center for Journalism, Media and Democracy. This relaunch happens at an unprecedented moment in history when the importance of journalism and media for democracy have never seemed more apparent—and that relationship … Read More