COM Graduation 2021 Keynote Translators

We are so grateful to the UW student translators who worked with the Department of Communication to enable us to share our 2021 graduation keynote with non-English-speaking attendees from Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Spanish-language households. Mandarin Chinese Translators: Pei-Yu (Angela) Liao ● UW Senior studying Psychology and Education● Incoming Harvard Graduate Student● Native Mandarin Chinese … Read More

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COM 2021-2022 Scholarships Application Now Open

Attention all Communication and JPIC undergraduates: Thanks to generous donations from our alumni and friends, the Department of Communication is able to award a number of scholarships every year. The application for these awards is NOW OPEN — one application for nearly 30 scholarships! Apply Here: http://bit.ly/21-22UWComSch Applications due by Friday, June 4 at 11:59 pm (PDT) These … 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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Comm Lead Program Welcomes New Leadership

At the start of the new year, the Communication Leadership graduate program welcomed new leaders, Gretchen Ludwig and Dr. Ekin Yasin. As the program’s new Associate Director, Ludwig joins the program just six months after Dr. Yasin took the helm as Director, bringing a fresh perspective to the leadership team. These are exciting changes as … Read More

COM Alumni “Ask Me Anything”

Recognizing that many of our Communication students are set to graduate into one of the most precarious job markets in history, the COM Outreach and Advising teams partnered with select alumni to help our students grow their professional networks and polish their job search skills. Our Alumni AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) Zoom sessions were an … 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

Paul Meyer: A True Friend of Communication

Paul Meyer knew what it was to “Be Boundless.” Meyer, who passed unexpectedly in April 2020, graduated from the University of Washington with an undergraduate degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in Public Administration. An energetic and generous supporter of the University of Washington, his love for the institution is evident in his … Read More