Tag Journalism

UW scholars receive major funding to study polarization and civic renewal

July 22, 2019

Journalism and mass communication researchers have received $1 million from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to create a center that will expand a study of state and regional communications systems.

UW among recipients of grants from Evjue Foundation

June 5, 2019

The charitable arm of The Capital Times has announced that its directors have approved $1,812,000 in grants, including $370,500 to the UW for more than two dozen projects and programs during the coming year.

Science journalist Mandavilli is UW–Madison writer in residence

April 2, 2019

Apoorva Mandavilli, founding editor of an autism news site will be on campus visiting classes, working with students, faculty and staff, and getting reacquainted with UW–Madison, which is also her alma mater.

2019 Shadid award for journalism ethics goes to Miami Herald

March 21, 2019

The award, named for UW–Madison alumnus and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Anthony Shadid,  honors the difficult ethical decisions journalists make when telling high-impact stories.

Bortin’s landmark in journalism saw Russia open up

January 8, 2019

UW–Madison alumna Meg Bortin went from being a non-journalism major to becoming a correspondent and editor at Reuters and the International Herald Tribune. In 1992, she helped found the first independent English language daily newspaper in Russia: The Moscow Times.

Panel discusses media after the midterms

November 9, 2018

Visiting journalist David Folkenflik was part of an expert panel Wednesday discussing this week's election.

Discussing science journalism in the era of fake news

October 25, 2018

Laura Helmuth, the fall 2018 UW–Madison Science Writer in Residence, had a lively discussion with other panelists about "Science Journalism in the Age of Fake News" Wednesday at Steenbock's on Orchard in the Discovery Building.

Could computers help close partisan divides?

August 8, 2018

Researchers are using artificial intelligence to develop a comprehensive picture of how people communicate about politics, and how those conversations are shaped by media, social networks and personal interactions.

Away with words: Emoji help brands communicate with customers

July 24, 2018

A UW–Madison professor's research examines how emoji are used to convey meaning and emotion in written communications, especially on social media. Her favorite? The eye roll.

UW programs among Evjue Foundation award recipients

May 23, 2018

The charitable arm of the Capital Times is providing $370,500 for 30 campus projects and programs in the humanities, science, the arts, health, media and more. The foundation was established by William T. Evjue, the founder and longtime editor of the Madison newspaper.

Climate reporter Gillis is UW–Madison Science Writer in Residence

April 17, 2018

Justin Gillis twice traveled to Antarctica to chronicle ice sheets in danger of collapsing, covered the conference that created the Paris climate accord and was the principal author of the New York Times climate-solutions series “The Big Fix.”

Popular podcast course teaches there’s more to the medium than the latest buzzworthy show

March 7, 2018

The course not only exposes students to a variety of podcasts, but also teaches them to think critically about sound and gives them hands-on experience with manipulating audio.

ABC News’ David Muir, America’s most-watched anchor, to be spring commencement speaker

February 21, 2018

Muir is known as a tough and principled reporter whose exclusive interviews generate global headlines — a “Gen X Walter Cronkite,” as Vanity Fair magazine put it.

Panel to discuss health care policy, ethics and journalism

November 21, 2017

Three experts will engage with the public and foster understanding of the ethical decisions journalists and policymakers face.

The Atlantic’s Ed Yong visits UW as fall science writer in residence

September 26, 2017

You might think having his first book land on Mark Zuckerberg’s bedside table would be recognition enough for a career science writer, but impressing Facebook’s founder is just one of his many accomplishments.

Sykes will discuss ‘Conservatism in the Age of Trump’

September 12, 2017

Author and former radio talk show host Charlie Sykes will visit UW­–Madison as part of the Wisconsin Writer in Residence program.