About CJMD

Who We Are

The Center for Journalism, Media and Democracy (formerly The Center for Communication and Civic Engagement) is dedicated to understanding communication processes and media technologies that facilitate democracy. CJMD is located in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington. Students and faculty at the center work together on original research, educational programs, and public engagement.

Our Mission

Our mission is to advance understanding of the role journalism and media play in democratic societies. Through research, teaching, and public engagement, we explore connections between public institutions, the press, and digital platforms with the aim of identifying the threats and opportunities to quality information, robust engagement, government accountability, and core democratic values.