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Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Brett Atwood

  1. Associate Professor
  2. Professor of Practice
LocationWSU Everett 411



A self-proclaimed technology geek and news junkie, Brett Atwood has immersed himself in the world of multimedia content through his work as a website editor, content strategist, and former print and online journalist.

From Rolling Stone to Billboard, Atwood has written for major publications and has created media content through Amazon, RealNetworks, and Linden Research, Inc. He has co-founded different sites online, including the Second Life Destination Guide and Rolling Stone Radio. As a co-founding editor at, he interviewed Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Shania Twain, and Bjork. He also has a love for the obscurity in the form of cult and ephemeral cinema of the ’70s.

“Most of it has been forgotten by the masses,” he said. “In most cases, that’s probably a good thing, but there are also some real underappreciated classics!”

Bio authored by Katie Shadler, Class of 2017

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  • Master of Arts, 2006, Communication – University of the Pacific, Stockton, Calif.
    Thesis: The Role of Rap and Hip-Hop Music in Value Acceptance, Identity Formation and Product Consumption. Kenneth Day, adviser.
  • Bachelor of Arts, 1990, Broadcast & Electronic Communication Arts – San Francisco State University, San Francisco, Calif.

Classes Taught

  • COMJOUR 333 – Reporting Across Platforms
  • COMSTRAT 310 – Digital Content Promotion
  • COMSTRAT 312 – Principles of Public Relations
  • COMSTRAT 383 – Media Strategies and Techniques for Public Relations
  • COMSTRAT 476 – Consumer Insights and Branding
  • COMSTRAT 563 – Professional Digital Content Promotion

Research Interests

  • Digital Marketing
  • AI
  • Metaverse Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Journalism
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