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Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

We are Murrow

The Murrow Symposium

Virtually every spring since 1973, the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University has hosted the Murrow Symposium, an event that brings prominent media figures to the WSU Pullman campus to discuss contemporary issues facing the communication professions and offers current students the opportunity to interact with and seek valuable advice from alumni and communication professionals from across the state of Washington and beyond.

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About the College

Edward R. Murrow is known for taking his audience places they had never been and allowing them to experience things they could never imagine. True to our legacy, the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication is dedicated to providing students—the communications professionals of the future—this same level of inspiration, experience, and real-world education.

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Student Work

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Student journalists connect with rural communities in the region.

Murrow College improves rural news coverage one small town at a time
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Murrow College to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy collegiate wind competition
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Society of Professional Journalists recognizes Murrow, WSU students
The Society of Professional Journalists honored more than a dozen WSU student journalists with its regional 2019 Mark of Excellence awards. Read more Journalism and Media Production, Student Work
Murrow internship provides real-life reporting experience
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Degree Programs


The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication has three distinct academic fields of study in our undergraduate program: Communication & Society, Journalism & Media Production, Strategic Communication.

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The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication Graduate Studies Program offers master’s and doctorate degree programs.

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OSP Scholar Spotlight on Amanda Boyd
The OSP Scholar Spotlight highlights speakers for the NIA Task Force on Minority Aging and Health Disparities subcommittee of the National Advisory Council on Aging. Read more News, Research
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Murrow nets six awards at AEJMC 2016
Faculty and graduate students have a strong showing at the annual conference. Read more Research

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WSU selects Bruce Pinkleton as dean of Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Bruce Pinkleton Murrow College

PULLMAN, Wash. – Bruce Pinkleton has been named dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University following a national search.

Pinkleton, who has served as interim dean since January 2016, will assume the permanent role effective March 15.

“Dr. Pinkleton has an excellent skill set to lead the next chapter in the evolution of the college of communication,” said WSU Provost Daniel J. Bernardo. “He has extensive academic and administrative experience and possesses an impeccable record of scholarly accomplishment.”


KEITH JACKSON: 1928-2018

Keith Jackson

Keith Jackson (Class of ‘54) enjoyed a long and celebrated broadcast career with ABC Sports, lasting more than 40 years.

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JAY ROCKEY: 1928-2018


Jay Rockey (Class of ‘50) was the director of public relations for the 1962 World’s Fair and helped put Seattle on the map.

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