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

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

Public Opinion and Polls in the 2020 Presidential Election

The event was organized by the University of Washington’s Center for Journalism, Media and Democracy. Patricia Moy (UW) will moderate. About this Event While polls and public opinion research are essential components of a healthy democracy, they also have come under attack in recent years, particularly for “miscalling” various elections. In October 2020, the CJMD … Read More