by Michael Trevis on April 20, 2015
Professor Derek Johnson.

Communication Arts Professor Derek Johnson is the recent co-recipient of the Outstanding Young Scholar Award from the International Communication Association’s (ICA) Popular Communication Division.  

by Michael Trevis on April 13, 2015
Professor Sara McKinnon (left) and Professor Maurice Gattis (right).

In collaboration with Madison-based nonprofit GSAFE, UW Professors Sara McKinnon and Maurice Gattis recently released a report entitled "Scho

by Michael Trevis on March 09, 2015

In the last few years, crowdfunding has exploded in popularity. Sites like and provide easy-to-use platforms for people to create campaigns to fund creative projects. Such projects range from new inventions, to video games, to films, and more. Each campaign sets a fundraising goal that must be met in order for the campaign to receive the money at all.

by Sara McKinnon on March 06, 2015

Liminal Creatures 

by Michael Trevis on February 13, 2015

On Wednesday, February 18, the Advertising and Communications Career Fair 2015 will be held in Varsity Hall, Union South, from 4:00-7:00pm.

by Michael Trevis on February 04, 2015
Dickey Chapelle holds a still camera, crouched and primed to take a photograph. A military tank is in the background.

Last year, Milwaukee freelance journalist Martin Hintz contacted the Department of Communication Arts for research assistance. A prolific author, Hintz plans to write a biography on the pioneering war photojournalist Dickey Chapelle. The nearby Wisconsin Historical Society hosts the Dickey Chapelle archive, so he sought out Communication Arts and its graduate students. 

by Michael Trevis on January 13, 2015
Jill Soloway

On Sunday, Communication Arts alumna Jill Soloway won her first Golden Globe. Soloway walked away from the ceremony with the Golden Globe for Best TV Comedy or Musical for her show Transparent

by Michael Trevis on January 06, 2015
Professor Lea Jacobs

Communication Arts Professor Lea Jacobs, who is currently Associate Vice Chancellor for Arts & Humanities, has published her fourth book, Film Rhythm after Sound:

by Michael Trevis on December 19, 2014
Four students sit at a table with one sitting on either end while two mediate in the middle.

One of the Communication Arts courses Assistant Professor Sara McKinnon teaches is CA 671 - Communication and Social Conflict. Throughout the semester, her students put on mock conflicts in class and take turns mediating the conflicting parties. To find out more about mediation, I visited one such session and asked Professor McKinnon a few questions. 

Can you talk a bit about what mediation is?

by Michael Trevis on December 15, 2014
CA 100 speech contest fall 2014 winners with Professor Steve Lucas.

On the evening of December 10, the top 21 persuasive speakers enrolled in the fall semester of Communication Arts 100 competed in the CA 100 Speech Contest.