Almeera Anwar: Almeera Anwar is an undergraduate student at the University of Washington majoring in journalism and anthropology. She has worked at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the UW Alumni Association’s Columns Magazine, the Puget Sound Business Journal and multiple hyper-local news outlets. She is also serves as President of the student chapter of the Association for Women in Communications, a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and Chairs the Senior Class Gift Council at UW.
Amber Cortes: Amber Cortes is a radio producer, youth media educator, and journalist. She currently works as a freelance video producer for nonprofits and volunteers at a local radio station, Hollow Earth Radio. You can read some of her thoughts and adventures in the world of digital media on the Flip the Media blog at the University of Washington. Oh! And she also makes sound art and killer omelettes in her spare time.
A.V. Crofts: A.V. Crofts is the former Food Editor for ColorsNW Magazine. She currently serves as the Associate Director of Academic Affairs at the Master of Communication Digital Media program at the UW Communication Department, where her courses emphasize leadership and design in the digital age. She has written for Seattle Magazine, Gastronomica, and Saveur.
Alicia Halberg: Alicia Halberg is a senior at the University of Washington studying journalism, political science, and African studies. She has worked as a freelance reporter for a number of local news outlets as part of her journalism curriculum and enjoys reporting on political issues. When she isn’t reporting or studying, Alicia enjoys following politics. You can find her on Google or Twitter.
Allison Int-Hout: Allison Int-Hout is an undergraduate student at the University of Washington earning a major in journalism and a minor in Spanish. She has interned at the Wenatchee Business Journal in Wenatchee, WA, the Great West Division of the American Cancer Society and also written for several ethnic and neighborhood newspapers in the Seattle area. She serves as the student representative on the UW Department of Communication Alumni Board.
Ana Sofia Knauf: Ana Sofia Knauf is a senior at University of Washington studying Journalism and Germanics. Her work has appeared in hyper-local blog sites as well as City Living and the International Examiner. She is currently working as an Editorial and Video Intern for Seattle Met Magazine. Her ultimate goal as a journalist is to write about those whose stories would otherwise go untold.
Alex Stonehill: Alex is a multimedia journalist whose work has been published by PBS, the Seattle Times, FRONTLINE/World, and the Seattle Weekly. He is one of the founders of the Common Language Project, a nonprofit organization devoted to multimedia journalism that is now housed in the UW Communication Department, where he also teaches entrepreneurial journalism and digital storytelling.
Azusa Uchikura: Azusa Uchikura is a senior at the University of Washington studying Journalism. She was a legislative reporter for Northwest News Network in Olympia for the 2012 legislative session. Her work has been published by NPR and other public radio stations in the Pacific Northwest, Berliner Rundfunk radio station in Germany and TJS radio in California. She is the 2012 Common Language Fellow and will be in Japan to report on the aftermath of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami this summer.
Betsy Hauenstein: Betsy Hauenstein is a student at the University of Washington Master of Communication in Digital Media (MCDM) program. She is both a contributor and editor for Flip the Media, the MCDM blog, and is currently working as a non-profit fundraiser. When she isn’t studying the social implications of technology, you can find Betsy cooking up a storm and taking far too many photos of food and her animals.
Corey Christiansen: Corey Christiansen is a graduate student in the Master of Communication in Digital Media (MCDM) program at the UW Communication Department. Corey is an editor for Flip the Media, the MCDM blog, and works as a Social Media Manager for a marketing agency. He has contributed to several online and print publications for non-profit organizations in the past and serves as a technical resource for the team.
Carolyn Higgins: Carolyn Higgins loves a good story, and finds elections to be a rich trove of them. She is a graduate student in the Master of Communication in Digital Media program at the University of Washington and a regular contributor to the MCDM blog, Flip the Media. Passions include but are not limited to her family, dogs, food, books, art (especially fiber art) and the outdoors.
Celina Kareiva: Celina Kareiva is a freelance reporter and senior at the University of Washington, where she studies journalism and international studies. She’s written for all manner of media and is particularly interested in the human element of storytelling. Her work has been published by the Seattle Times, the Common Language Project, Seattle Weekly and Next Door Media. She currently writes for Real Change and the Times features desk.
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Corey Murata: Corey Murata is a graduate student in the Master of Communication in Digital Media (MCDM) program and a librarian in the University of Washington Libraries. Corey has a great interest in politics, especially at the State and local level. Corey is looking forward to working with the team to find and tell the stories of the 2012 campaign.
David Domke: David Domke is a former journalist with The Orange County Register and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He is now a Professor and Chair in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington. He is the author of two books, including (with Kevin Coe) The God Strategy: How Religion Became A Political Weapon in America (updated edition 2010). In 2006 he was named the Washington state Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Doralicia Garay: A journalist with more than 10 years of international experience. Currently completing a Master's program at the University of Washington.
Daniel Thornton: Dan Thornton is a filmmaker, educator and journalist. He currently edits the Flip the Media Blog at the University of Washington and his latest film "Welcome to Doe Bay" will be premiering at the 2012 Seattle International Film Festival.
Derek Walker: Derek Walker is a graduate student in the Master of Communication in Digital Media (MCDM) program at the UW Communication Department. He works as a videographer, content producer and interactive media designer. As a multimedia story teller, Derek is excited to delve into the realm of political discourse.
Eric Burgess: A graduate student at the University of Washington, Burgess is in his final quarter of the Master of Communication in Digital Media program. He presently holds the title of Sr. Community Manager at Banyan Branch, a local full service social media agency.
Elizabeth Hunter: Elizabeth Hunter is a student at the University of Washington Master of Communication in Digital Media (MCDM) program. She has been published by the Common Language Project, Seattle Globalist, and the Four Peaks Review. She currently writes about digital media and social justice issues for the MCDM blog, Flipthemedia.
Elizabeth Wiley: Elizabeth Wiley is a graduate student in the Master's of Communication of Digital Media program at the University of Washington. She has a background in sports communications at the collegiate and Olympic levels, has spent all but nine months of her life in Washington State, and has a passion for social media and the online world. She feels a deep connection to the Pacific Northwest and cares about how politics that impact the region.
Ilona Idlis: Ilona Idlis is an undergraduate journalism major and political science minor. She is an AmeriCorps Jumpstart tutor and an officer of the Young Democrats, UW chapter. Having only worked at school publications in the past, Ilona is very excited to contribute to the Seattle Times and watch the election unfold in person.
Jason Gilmore: Jason Gilmore is an advanced doctoral student at the University of Washington. His research focuses on political communication across cultures. His dissertation looks at how U.S. presidents have employed ideas of American exceptionalism in speeches at home and abroad and how those messages affect America’s national image.
Joe Howell: Digital communications specialist in the HR arena who is passionate about employer branding and what makes a company a unique place to work. Dabbling in lots of fascinating projects and initiatives in my spare time like the 2012 Election and R-74! World traveller who makes his home on Orcas Island, WA.
Jill Oviatt: Jill Oviatt is a former print, radio, and TV journalist and has reported on elections in both Canada and the Philippines for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). After working as a senior communications consultant and crisis communications trainer around the world, she now heads up communications for a global health research institute in Seattle and is pursuing a Master of Communication in Digital Media (MCDM) at the University of Washington. Jill is dedicated to powerful storytelling, accountability, transparency, and her latest passion, a 2006 Vespa.
Katelin Chow: Kat Chow is an undergraduate at the University of Washington with a passion for multimedia storytelling. In the past, she’s freelanced for various Seattle news outlets and hyper-local blogs. She's also worked with KOMO News, NBC Olympics, UWTV and The Daily of the University of Washington. Currently, Katelin is a food columnist and calendar editor for the Seattle Weekly, and also works with The Seattle Times' online team.
Kirsten Johnson: Kirsten Johnson is a junior at the University of Washington studying Journalism. She has written for The Seattle Times, The Issaquah Press and several other hyper-local news outlets in the greater Seattle area. She currently works as Greek Beat Reporter at The Daily of the University of Washington and as an Editoral Intern for MSNBC's breakingnews.com.
Kristine Kim: Kristine Kim is an undergraduate at the University of Washington studying journalism and economics. She has written for a number of ethnic and hyper-local publications as part of her studies, and also writes for the University of Washington's Law, Societies & Justice department website.
Lucas Anderson: Lucas Anderson is a student at the University of Washington and a new media-obsessed multimedia journalist. Starting in the hyper-local blog scene, his photos, videos and written stories can be found on news websites small and large throughout Seattle. He currently works as a photographer at Seattle Met Magazine and is the Photo Editor at The Daily of the University of Washington. Additionally, he volunteers as a photography mentor at Youth in Focus and interns at the Seattle Digital Literacy Initiative.
Linda Jacobson: Linda Jacobson is a graduate student in the Master of Communication in Digital Media (MCDM) program at the UW Communication Department. Combining her interest and prior studies in Political Science and current focus on digital media, she looks forward to contributing to The Seattle Times.
Lisa Kennelly: Lisa Kennelly is a graduate student in the Master of Communication in Digital Media (MCDM) program at the University of Washington. A former sportswriter at the Newark Star-Ledger turned social media strategist for a Seattle public relations agency, she has served as the reporter for a hyperlocal neighborhood news site and publishes a personal food and travel blog.
Lauren LeMieux: I am a senior journalism major at the UW. Reach me on twitter @LaurenLeMieux
Lindsey Meeks: Lindsey Meeks is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on gender, political communication, and news coverage. Prior to returning to graduate school, Lindsey worked in PR and marketing in Austin, TX.
Lisa Strube-Kilgore: Lisa Strube-Kilgore is a senior at the University of Washington studying communications, journalism, and English literature. She is passionate about visual arts, and is fascinated with the intersection of design and narrative. She loves to create, loves telling stories, and loves finding new ways to do both. When she's not studying or working, she's generally either asleep or reading something.
Lara Underhill: Lara Underhill is a graduate student in the Master of Communication in Digital Media (MCDM) program at University of Washington. Lara currently works as a media relations professional and has previously worked as a producer at KIRO-TV in Seattle and WINK-TV in Fort Myers, Fla. She earned a journalism degree from University of South Carolina.
Melanie Eng: Melanie Eng is an undergraduate at the University of Washington studying journalism, international policy and global communications. She has covered immigration, health care and and social activism as a student reporter, and is a former arts + culture intern for Seattleite magazine.
Jessica Partnow: Jessica is a radio journalist and a cofounder of The Seattle Globalist, housed in the University of Washington's Department of Communication, where she teaches journalism. Her latest project is Generation Putin (http://seattleglobalist.com/generation-putin), an hour long special on young people and political change in the former Soviet Union.
Rachel Crick: Rachel Crick is a Social Documentary Photographer who is pursuing her Masters in Digital Communications at the University of Washington. Currently, Rachel is working on two documentary projects, as well as book/art installation showcasing multi-racial children.
Stephanie Kim: Stephanie Kim is a senior at the University of Washington majoring in journalism and political science. She has worked with The News Tribune in Tacoma and also with The Seattle Times in Olympia, where she reported on the 2012 legislative session. She enjoys using multimedia components to tell a story. Her first multimedia piece was published through Next Door Media.
Thor Tolo: Thor Tolo is an Emmy winning broadcaster with 18 years of major market experience. He earned his Master of Communication in Digital Media degree from the University of Washington while anchoring news for KOMO Newsradio. Before his four-year run as host of Live from Seattle, Thor anchored sports for NBC affiliate WKYC-TV in Cleveland, co-hosted one of America's first sports-as-entertainment morning shows (WKNR), anchored the 62-station Minnesota Vikings Radio Network, and hosted a nightly talk show for the world’s first radio station (KDKA) in Pittsburgh – where he freelanced for CBS affiliate KDKA-TV and Fox Sports.
Will Mari: Will Mari is a second-year Ph.D. student in the University of Washington’s Department of Communication, and studies media history and journalism. He’s written for The Seattle Times, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Geekwire.com, The Huffington Post and the UW Daily. Will went on the road with his departmental chair, David Domke, and covered the 2008 presidential campaign, in Texas, Idaho, Indiana and Washington State. He’s eager to get out and report on the ground again for his colleagues and friends from the Northwest.