Kirsten Foot’s Team Produced a Toolkit for Journalism on Human Trafficking

Dr. Kirsten Foot, the Dart Endowed Professor of Trauma, Journalism, and Communication, has released an open-access Toolkit for Hope-Based and Solutions-Oriented Journalism on Human Trafficking. Dr. Foot co-produced the Toolkit with Deborah Pembrook, Sharan Dhanoa, and Dr. Nicole Dahmen, with contributions from Department members Meg Spratt and Tommy Ferguson, as well as journalists, human trafficking … Read More

UW Communication Alum Receives $1 Million National Science Foundation Award

Alexa Bednarz (UW Communication, 2012) spent seven years working in Global Health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation before founding her own social enterprise, Eco-Shelter Inc. Eco-Shelter is increasing access to affordable and sustainable building materials for low-income consumers in emerging markets. Their pilot product, the Eco-Roof Panel, is made from resin-coated bamboo mats … Read More

Note from the Chair

“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.”  — Laura Ingalls Wilder Dear Friends, I hope you’re enjoying some old-fashioned fresh air and sunshine this spring. I don’t need to tell you that it has been a difficult couple of years, and that many of our shared challenges have yet to … Read More

Introducing Megan Buxton

We are happy to introduce our new Outreach and Alumni Relations Manager, Megan Buxton! Megan received her Bachelors of Arts in Communication from Boise State University and completed her Masters in Education at Texas State University. She has worked in Alumni Relations and/or Annual Giving at nonprofits and institutions including Texas State University, Southwestern University, … Read More

UW Com Welcomes Assistant Professor Dr. Yuan Hsiao

UW Com is delighted to welcome Dr. Yuan Hsiao as our newest Assistant Professor. Hsiao will offer courses in Political Communication and Communication Technology & Society. In addition to his teaching, Hsiao is a researcher, a sociologist, and an activist. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from National Taiwan University, Hsiao received his PhD … Read More

Media Choices And Biases In Online Information

ABOUT THE EVENT The abundance of media options is a central feature of today’s information environment. The currentmedia landscape is extremely decentralized, with information simultaneously flowing through manyparallel channels (i.e., the web, social media, TV). In this talk I will discuss recent research in which wetackle the challenge of measuring news exposure in a complex … Read More

For the Black Girls Who Don’t Code: Tracing the Black Feminist Technoculture

ABOUT THE EVENT Coding has been positioned by many as a corrective or missing tool to usurping the racism that has precluded Black women’s inclusion in the digital revolution. However, Black girls and women have long possessed the technological expertise necessary for the future. In this talk, Steele traces a Black feminist technoculture, beginning long … Read More

Technology of the oppressed: Inequity and the digital mundane in favelas of Brazil

ABOUT THE EVENT Nemer draws on extensive ethnographic fieldwork to provide a rich account of how favela residents engage with technology in their everyday lives. Their stories reveal the structural violence of the information age. But they also show how those oppressed by technology don’t just reject it, but consciously resist and appropriate it, and … Read More

Something is Rotten in the United States of Denmark

The Transatlantic Bad Influence of American Political Rhetoric and its Rhetorical Remedies ABOUT THE EVENT Although Donald Trump himself is no longer in the White House, Trumpism has far from disappeared. On the contrary, the impact of its braggadocious populism is felt in political cultures beyond the United States, including Denmark. While US culture has … Read More

UW Communication Hosts Dr. Moran Yarchi, Visiting Professor 2021-22

The Communication Department is delighted to host the accomplished scholar Dr. Moran Yarchi as a visiting professor. Dr.Yarchi has been teaching in the UW Communication Department since Autumn 2021. She is a Senior Lecturer at the Sammy Ofer School of Communications at Reichman University in Israel. Dr. Moran Yarchi is an award winning scholar who … Read More