The Bulletin 1/20

UW Department of Communication News & Updates

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---MLK WEEK 2016---

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy of strength, resilience and compassion are a worldwide touchstone of civic responsibility and action. This January, honor his memory and the contributions of all people — past and present — who stand for justice, and join the University of Washington’s MLK Week!

A list of events planned for the week can be found here:

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---Available Internships and Opportunities---

Don't limit your learning experience to just the classroom! High-quality internships and other opportunities are valuable for students to gain experience, skills, and contacts upon entering the job market. Visit the Department of Communication Internships page for the complete list of opportunities that you can take advantage of. Some of our most recent opportunities include:

---Free communication workshops---


Wednesday, January 27th


CMU 302 (Media Lab 1)


Questions? Email


Wednesday, February 3rd


CMU 302 (Media Lab 1)


Questions? Email



UW PRSSA has the following upcoming events:


When it comes to Public Relations, writing is the key to success; what better way to become a master of PR writing than to learn from the very best this Wednesday January 20 in CMU 120.
Ali Kramer, who has worked at top PR firms such as Barokas and Wilson Public Relations, will be teaching us the ins and outs of PR writing. She will also be holding a writing/editing test that is often used in job applications for PR related positions. You will NOT want to miss this workshop.
Check in starts at 6:15pm!


Looking for a way to stand out at your next networking event? Join UW PRSSA for the launch of our professional starter pack which includes a professional grade LinkedIn headshot and a set of personalized business cards. With this starter pack, be prepared to rock any professional networking event or informational interview. Professional head shots will be taken this Friday, Jan 22 at 1pm so be sure to schedule a time that works best for you!

How to order:

1.) Complete the order form located at
2.) Select payment option
3.) Schedule a time to take your headshot(s) with our one and only Creative Director, Alec White, via Doodle Poll:
4.) Be prepared to rock any professional networking event or informational interview the new year brings!


Upcoming events for The Association for Women in Communications:


“Finding an Internship” hosted by Association for Women in Communications
Event Description: Want an internship? Don't know where to start? Check out various job databases and how to vet prospective internship opportunities at this workshop.
Monday, February 1, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, CMU 321


“Interested in saving the world? Join the AWC on their worksite tour of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on January 29th at 3 pm. On the tour, we’ll learn about the Foundation’s philanthropic efforts around the world and how you can get involved. Space is limited, so please RSVP at if you’re interested in attending!”

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---CA$H MONEY---

Hearst Awards nominations!

The UW Department of Communication is now accepting January deadline entries for the Hearst Awards journalism competition in Multimedia News (1/18) and Sports Writing (1/25). Students can win up to $2,500 cash prizes in this journalism competition. Students can submit to these, or any other Hearst category through this entry form: Any entry from a professional publication must also include an emailed statement from the editor of that publication verifying that the piece was the entrant's work with minimal editing. Students must be journalism majors to be eligible in this month’s categories. Please read more about each category's entry guidelines through Hearst.

Enterprise Reporting (1/25) should consist of news, feature or commentary on sports. The work must be from February 1, 2015 to present. Entries are judged on quality of writing and reporting, defined angle, knowledge of subject, clarity, and reporting depth. You may view previous winners in this category here.

Look forward to next month’s categories as well: Picture Story and TV News.

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement. Early recipients worked for civil rights, against McCarthyism and for peace in Vietnam. Recent grantees have been active in the struggle against racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression; building the movement for economic justice; and creating peace through international anti-imperialist solidarity. Applicants must have participated in activities in the US, and there is a strong preference for applicants who plan on working in this country.

The maximum grant available from the Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund is $10,000 per year (from July 1 through June 30). Grants are disbursed to cover each separate semester, quarter or term during which the grantee is attending school. Grants must be used in the year they are awarded and cannot be deferred or carried over. Recipients must reapply each year support is sought. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 1. Applicants will be informed of decisions in July.

More information and the application form can be found here:

---Other amazing news and opportunities!---

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January 22nd, 2016

The second annual race and justice teach-in will be held on Jan. 22nd, from 9:30 to 4:30 pm in the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center. This year's teach-in is entitled The Imperative of Racial Justice Activism in Our Time.

Please register here for the teach-in.

Journalism Internships in The Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Latin America Summer 2016

The Department of Communication is offering internship opportunities for journalism students for summer 2015 in two locations: (1) English-language newspapers in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, and (2) as an independent journalist covering global health in Nairobi, Kenya. This is an exceptional opportunity for students to gain dynamic journalism experience and to learn about other cultures. The online application is now available on the department website:

Possible locations include: Bangalore, India; Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Amman, Jordan; Freetown, Sierra Leone; Lima, Peru, and Nairobi, Kenya.

Info session Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 2:30 pm in CMU 302

2016 UW Intramural Debate Tournament

The UW Debate Union invites all Communication majors and pre-majors of any type to participate in the 2016 UW Intramural Debate Tournament on February 6 in the Communications Building from noon to 6 p.m. The topic of debate will be “Resolved: The right to free expression must include the right to offend.”

This year’s finalists will receive the opportunity to travel, free of cost, to the French Embassy in Washington, D.C. to participate in the 2016 Lafayette Debates. The winners of the Lafayette Debates receive a study tour in Paris organized by the Embassy of France.

Not only is participation a great experience and resume point, but every competitor will receive a certificate acknowledging their participation and the first through third place entries will receive awards. The final round participants will also help represent the Department of Communication at the 2016 Philipsen Forum Debates in March.

The tournament itself is simple: There will be two rounds of competition.
Speech format will be:
Affirmative Constructive > 4 minutes
Cross-examination > 1 minute
Negative Constructive > 4 minutes
Cross-examination > 1 minute
Affirmative Rebuttal > 3 minutes
Negative Rebuttal > 3 minutes

The schedule will be:
2 p.m. > SEMI-FINALS
3:30 p.m. > FINALS

On February 3, the UW Debate Union will hold a 60-minute clinic on debate at 6 p.m. in CMU 321 to help prepare for the event. Entries to participate must be received by February 4 at 5 p.m. to Adam Anderson at To enter, email your name and major to Anderson – finalists will be asked to provide a proof of major from a transcript or DARS report.

Entries are limited to Communication majors and students who have not yet declared a major at the UW. Team members of either the UW Debate Union or the UW Speech & Debate Society are not permitted to participate in the competition.

Exploration Seminar > Beyond the Berlin War: Culture, Communication, and Representation

Aug 1-31, 2016 (Summer B Term)

The Departments of Communication and Germanics invite students to apply to a summer 2016 Exploration Seminar based in Berlin, Germany. In this four-week course, students will study how Germany’s troubled past shapes individual and national identity, as well as how this past impacts present-day public communication strategies. Field outings will examine representation in the urban landscape, including monuments, memorials, and museums. Students will engage with professionals from various sectors to better understand contemporary political opinion, news, art, film, and advertising. Participants will earn six credits of COM 495/498 or GER 322/399.

The course is open to all students and does not require fluency in German. The application deadline is Friday, January 29.

Queries of interest should be directed to course instructors David Canfield-Budde ( and Patricia Moy (

Light rail is coming to the UW. What does it mean for you?

From the UW Transportation Services blog:

"In a few short months, the transportation world for the University of Washington community is going to be enhanced.

In March, light rail is coming to the UW campus. Sound Transit’s Link light rail system has operated between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and downtown Seattle since it opened in 2009. But in the spring, it will extend to the new University of Washington Station right outside Husky Stadium, as well as to a new station on Capitol Hill.

This will connect the UW campus to downtown and points farther south in a revolutionary way.

A ride downtown from the UW Station will take you just eight minutes. Capitol Hill? That will take four minutes. You can ride straight to the airport in about 45 minutes."

Read the rest of the article here:

Learn about some of the amazing student resources available to Huskies!

The UW has many resources to support your academic work, including study centers, writing centers, and courses dedicated to improving your learning skills. Some centers provide support in all subjects, while others are focused on a particular area of study.

More info can be found here:

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About the Bulletin

Your weekly newsletter on all things Professional Development. Here you will be able to view current internship and job opportunities, Career Kickstart workshops, Exploration Seminars, and other great opportunities and updates through the UW Department of Communication. For more information visit us in CMU 118, the best study space in the Communications building!