The Bulletin 2/4

UW Department of Communication News & Updates

---Department of Communication Open House!---

Join us to learn more about programs, classes, internships, and resources for Communication majors!

Friday, February 5

  • 2:30pm Event begins (at CMU 118)
  • 2:40pm Welcome and Department Overview (Ekin Yasin) (CMU 120)
  • 2:45-2:55pm Session I: Start Now to Make Your Career Plans (Randy Beam) (CMU 120)
  • 2:55-3:05pm Session II: Building Community Beyond the Classroom (Carmen Gonzalez) (CMU 120) 3:05-3:18pm Session III: Communication Library & Technology Resources (Jessica Albano and Evan Swope) (CMU 120)
  • 3:18-3:25pm Session IV: Best Way to Stay On Track and Graduate On Time (Felicia Ishino) (CMU 120) 3:25-3:35pm Introduction of Student Clubs (CMU 120)
  • 3:35-4:00pm Connect with Faculty, Student Clubs and More (CMU 118)

RSVP here:

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Los Angeles Career Exploration trip

Are you interested in pursuing a career in Los Angeles after graduation? We’ll meet with Communication professionals for three days and two nights of career exploration, networking, and getting to know what it would be like to work and live in LA.

Applications are open: January 28 - February 15
Travel Dates: April 14-16
Cost to Students: $100 to cover all expenses, including airfare, food, hotels, etc.
Apply here:

Watch videos from past trips:

Pizza lunch with Wendy Carrillo!

Wendy Carrillo is the West Coast anchor/producer at First Look Media’s, an international social-news site that covers conflict and protest culture. She joined First Look Media in December of 2014 to help launch

In addition, she is the host and executive producer of “Knowledge is Power,” an award winning Public Affairs program on Los Angeles radio station KPWR targeting Latinos 18-34. She is a regular contributor to Huff Post Live, The Young Turks’ The Point, various NPR affiliates, CNN Latino and Pivot’s Take Part Live.

12:30 P.M.



Mentor Lunch Visit with alum Cameron Johnson!

Join us this Wednesday, February 10th as we welcome Cameron Johnson who has had an impressive career since his time at UW. Areas of experience include Community Engagement Program Manager at Microsoft, business owner, Operations Director at Tiger Global, and now Asia General Manager at Sigmatex High Technology Fabrics. Check out his LinkedIn.

When: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM (PST) Where: The University of Washington Club - 4020 E Stevens Way Seattle, WA 98195
Register here:

---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, February 24th


CMU 302 (Media Lab 1)


Questions? Email

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Podcasts are on the rise, and radio veteran Steve Scher is here to teach you how to share your story with your voice. He will be teaching two six-hour Saturday classes where you will learn about the medium, the equipment, and how to develop a story for your own podcast.

When: February 20 & March 12 (9 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.)

Where: Communications Building, Room 302
*Audition CC is the audio program that will be used for class on the lab computers. You are welcome to bring your own laptop if you own the software – please indicate that you are doing so in the registration form.

Cost: $50 for alumni, $100 for general public, free for students!
Registration is required; there is a limited number of spots:


Your Voice, Your Story: The Podcast As the Future of Radio

Upheaval in the media continues. Where traditional media fractures and loses audience, new media carves out niches and captures fans.

Radio stations once controlled the air, but AM lost its audience and FM is struggling.

Podcasts are on the rise. Independent journalists, artists, activists and intellectuals are crafting new forms and revitalizing familiar formats. Authors speak directly to their readers. Comedians explore their craft. Historians teach. Urbanists wander the streets, microphones in hand. Audio artists find sound and story everywhere.

Yet all this new work is based on a core principle. Tell the audience a tale in a way that touches the head and the heart.

In this two-week workshop we will listen to these new storytellers and explore the new distribution channels. We will analyze the approach to story, learn the basic tools of recording and editing audio and practice the art of audio production. At the end of the workshop you will have crafted your own story and know how to put it in front of an ever growing audience.

Questions? Please email Erica Thompson at

---Communication student club news!!!---


Upcoming events for the Society of Professional Journalists:


SPJ UW's first meeting of winter quarter! We're excited to have Seattle Times photojournalist Erika Schultz joining us for the second half of the meeting, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Schultz is a Seattle Times staff photographer who has won many awards, including being recognized by the Society of Professional Journalists, and was part of the Seattle Time's Pulitzer Prize winning team for Breaking News Reporting.
All are welcome -- you don't have to be a member of SPJ or a journalism student to attend.

Where: CMU 242 Graduate Seminar Room
When: Saturday, February 6, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Register here:

The first half of the evening will be a regular SPJ UW meeting -- everyone is welcome to come by and learn more about the club. Erika Schultz will arrive at 5 p.m. We hope to see you there!

---Financial resources---

The LAGRANT Foundation

The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) will award 20 ethnically diverse minority undergraduate students will receive scholarships of $2,500 each. Students must be attending four-year accredited institutions in the U.S. and majoring in the fields of advertising, marketing, communications, or public relations.

Program Description:

The scholarship recipients will receive a trip to Atlanta where they will participate in career building activities. This includes a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two day-long career development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception. During these activities, students will have the opportunity to meet industry professionals, network and gain exposure to the advertising, marketing and public relations world.

Scholarship recipients will receive a trip to Atlanta where they will participate in career building activities including a welcome dinner with a keynote speaker, two daylong career & professional development workshops and a scholarship & donor recognition reception.

Undergraduate (current freshmen, sophomores, juniors and non-graduating seniors ONLY!) applicants meeting the following criteria and completing the application will be considered for The LAGRANT Foundation (TLF) scholarship in the amount of $2,500:


  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Must be a member of one of the following ethnic groups: African American/Black, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American/Alaska Native
  • Must be a full-time student at a four-year, accredited institution within the U.S., carrying a total of 12 units or more per semester/quarter
  • *Must have a minimum of 2.75 GPA (if you do not meet this requirement, please see the application checklist below)
  • MUST major in a field of study that has an emphasis on advertising, marketing or public relations
  • Must have at least one year to complete his/her degree from the time the scholarships are awarded in June 2015
  • If chosen, the applicant MUST attend TLF’s scholarship activities to receive the scholarship. The applicant must make a one-year commitment to maintain contact with TLF to receive professional guidance and academic support

Apply online here:

The Peter Agris Memorial Scholarships

Journalism and communications majors at the graduate and undergraduate level who are of Greek American heritage may apply for annual scholarships given in the amount of $5,000 in memory of Peter Agris, the late founder and publisher of The Hellenic Chronicle. The non-renewable grants have been offered by the Alpha Omega Council of New England and the Agris family since 1993.

Criteria for candidates includes: Greek American heritage; U.S. citizenship; current full-time enrollment as a journalism or related communications major at the graduate or undergraduate level in an accredited college or university in the United States; active participation in school, community, church organizations; minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need.

Candidates may visit the scholarships' website on Facebook ~ The Peter Agris Memorial Journalism Scholarships ~ and download an application on the Alpha Omega Council's website at

The following items must be returned by email to or by mail to The Peter Agris Memorial Journalism Scholarships Committee, c/o Nancy Agris Savage, 9 Nonesuch Drive, Natick, MA 01760 by no later than March 1, 2016: 1) completed application; 2) current transcript; 3) required essay and 4) copies of any published articles or other professional materials that would enhance the application.

Questions may be directed to

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:

Hearst Journalism Awards

The UW Department of Communication is now accepting February deadline entries for the Hearst Awards journalism competition in TV News (2/1), Photo Picture Story/Series (2/8), and Multimedia Enterprise (2/27). 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 non-UW 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, except Photo Story/Series. Please read more about each category's entry guidelines through Hearst.

Photo Picture Story/Series (2/8) should consist of a series or story of up to 15 images on any subjects. All photographs must have been taken during the September 1, 2014 through present time frame. Photos are judged on quality, storytelling, versatility, consistency, human interest, news value, originality, editing, writing, and reporting. You may view previous winners in this category here.

Multimedia Enterprise (2/27) is for entries consisting of multimedia work for an online audience using visual storytelling techniques, including explanatory and investigative journalism across any topic. Each entry must have at least three substantial components of writing, photos, audio, video, animation, interactivity, Flash, graphics, or data visualization. Entries must not consist primarily of video. The work may be from September 1, 2014 through present. View previous winners in this category here.

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

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.

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

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