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

Comm Lead Graduate Enacts Meaningful Change in Hometown

Ryan Quigtar is putting his communication leadership skills to work, enriching the lives of those in his hometown of Renton, Washington. He is a 2018 graduate of the Master of Communication in Community and Networks, part of the department’s Communication Leadership program. This one-of-a-kind degree teaches students “the collaborative skills necessary to manage change, recognize … Read More

CJMD Spotlight: News for the Rich, White, and Blue

When: November 18, 2021, 2:30 to 4 p.m.Where: CMU 126 Nikki Usher, PhD, will discuss her new book, News for the Rich, White, and Blue: How Place and Power Distort American Journalism. The book considers how larger structural inequalities and political tensions in American life are instantiated through and by the news media. Dr. Usher argues … Read More

Welcome Back!

Welcome Back, Huskies! The faculty and staff of the Department of Communication welcome you back to campus! We are all so impressed by your resilience and grateful for your compassion over these many months. The power of ethical, inclusive, and effective Communication has been brought into sharp focus during this time, and we are delighted … Read More

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: 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