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  • Murrow College Hall of Achievement Award class of 2020 announced

    The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication will honor Janie McCauley and Mark Wright as the 2020 Hall of Achievement Award recipients at the Murrow Symposium on March 23 at Washington State University’s Pullman campus. Every year, the Hall of Achievement at Murrow College honors and recognizes outstanding achievements of select graduates.

    Janie McCauley, a 1998 Murrow College graduate, is a journalist for the Associated Press based in the Bay Area, where she covers the San Francisco 49ers, the San Francisco Giants, the Golden State Warriors among her other beats. McCauley joined the Associated Press bureau in Seattle in 2000, where she grabbed attention with … » More …

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  • Murrow College helps launch #iFeelInspired campaign for Washington Consortium for Liberal Arts

    Thanks to support from the Murrow College, the Washington Consortium for the Liberal Arts (WaCLA) officially launched the #ifeelinspired campaign – a statewide outreach effort designed to encourage a re-envisioning of liberal arts through the discovery of one’s own creativity.

    Led by Murrow College Clinical Associate Professor Rebecca Cooney and a rotating team of 13 WSU students representing four liberal arts disciplines, including eight Murrow students, the team utilized $10,000 from the WaCLA PR Campaign Award to design and implement the #ifeelinspired integrated digital marketing campaign.

    “WaCLA promotes the value of a liberal arts education to the people and communities … » More …

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  • Murrow News internships prepare students with legislative reporting experience

    By Kerry Colby, Marketing Coordinator

    Two students from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication began their Murrow News internships in Olympia for the spring semester last month. Daisy Zavala writes for The Spokesman-Review and Cameron Sheppard is writing for the Columbia Basin Herald based out of Moses Lake.

    Since 2011, the Murrow News Service has paired Washington State University students with professional news organizations to provide multi-platform legislative content each spring semester. Murrow News Service content is developed in the journalism classes taught by Benjamin Shors, Journalism and Media Production chair and clinical associate professor with the Murrow College.

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  • Photo of StoryCorp Radio Interview StoryCorps visiting Northwest Public Broadcasting this summer

    By Kerry Colby, Marketing Coordinator

    Northwest Public Broadcasting (NWPB), a community service of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University, is welcoming national nonprofit storytelling organization StoryCorps to record, preserve and share the stories of the Lewis-Clark Valley this summer. 

    NWPB will partner with Innovia Foundation to welcome StoryCorps and their Mobile Tour July 8 through August 7, 2020. In the past, NWPB has hosted StoryCorps tour stops in Pullman/Moscow, Wenatchee, Tri-Cities, Tacoma and Yakima.

    “We’ve all had the experience of listening to a loved one and wishing that we could record the conversation for posterity,” Kerry … » More …

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  • Headshots SHust SStout Murrow College announces two promotions for the start of spring semester

    by Kerry Colby, Marketing Coordinator

    The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University announces the promotion of two current staff members.

    Stacey J.T. Hust will serve as the new Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and College Operations and Sara Stout will become the new Assistant Dean of Student Services.

    Hust most recently served as Chair of the Department of Strategic Communication. In her new role, Hust will be primarily responsible for faculty orientation, development and retention. She will also foster a climate of academic excellence and collaboration while addressing the needs of faculty with … » More …

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  • Ben Pingel Headshot Murrow College professor honored at NCA annual conference

    The Visual Communication Division of the National Communication Association will award Ben Pingel, Clinical Assistant Professor at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication with a top student paper award at their annual conference.

    Pingel will be formally recognized during the NCA’s annual conference this month in Baltimore, Maryland, where he will present two papers.

    Pingel’s top student paper When A GIF is Worth More Than a Thousand Words: Portraying Emotion in CMC discusses the phenomenon of nonverbal communication in the form of memes and GIFs. Through surveys and interviews, the paper explains the meaning behind these popular forms of messaging and their ability to … » More …

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  • working students Murrow students partner with Pullman SD

    Pullman Public Schools Superintendent Bob Maxwell and Director of Communication Shannon Focht have been working with WSU strategic communication students to create informational materials about the Pullman Promise strategic plan, upcoming bonds and levies on the ballot. 

    Ben Pingel, clinical assistant professor, said the hope is that the students will create materials that help share the key messages about the bonds and levies. They expect to complete the project by the end of the semester.

    One of Ben’s classes is working on getting out key … » More …

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  • Closeup of U.S. Representative Ilhan Omar. WSU professor leads investigation into Islamophobia online

    The most striking finding concerned the fact that much of the anti-Muslim narrative was driven by a small handful of users, disseminating tweets through throngs of automated bots and sock puppet accounts that concealed the true identity of their owners.

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  • Student running camera during interview Murrow College improves rural news coverage one small town at a time

    On October 4 and 5, 40 journalism students from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University and four students from the University of Idaho will visit 11 communities as part of the 2019 Rural Reporting Plunge project. Through interviews, photos and video, and informal meetings with community members in small towns throughout Washington and Idaho, students learn to report on rural issues in an informed, ethical and collaborative way. 

    The experiential learning project, led by Journalism & Media Production faculty member Lisa … » More …

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  • Daniel Petek Headshot WSU advertising veteran develops nation’s first ECommerce advertising course

    A Washington State University instructor created what he describes as the nation’s first ECommerce advertising class, calling on his 35 years of experience in higher education and even more in the advertising industry.

    Daniel Petek, an instructor at WSU’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, takes an “against-the-grain-approach” to teaching students by presenting real-world challenges and hands-on learning opportunities. Petek developed a semester-long curriculum that created a conduit of employment for Murrow students and delivered an instant pool of potential advertising candidates to Amazon.

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  • ABoyd Headshot OSP Scholar Spotlight on Amanda Boyd

    Dr. Amanda Boyd is an Associate Professor in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University (WSU) and affiliated with the WSU Initiative for Research and Education to Advance Community Health. Dr. Boyd responded to the following questions about her education profile, research and training support from NIA.

    What is your professional/educational background?

    I have an interdisciplinary education including a Master’s degree in Rural Sociology, a Ph.D. in Communication, and a post-doctoral fellowship in Indigenous Studies. Before entering academia, I worked for 8 years in the public relations industry.

    How were you drawn to Tribal Health research?

    I come from a rural … » More …

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  • Photo of windmills Murrow College to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy collegiate wind competition

    The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that Washington State University Everett is one of 12 collegiate teams selected to participate in the 2020 Collegiate Wind Competition.

    Awarded a $20,000 grant by the Department of Energy, an interdisciplinary group of professors at WSU Everett will establish a student team to compete in the fourth biennial Collegiate Wind Competition. The competition will take place at American Wind Energy Association WINDPOWER in Denver, Colorado, June 1–4, 2020. Teams will compete in a series of challenges designed to prepare students for a career in wind … » More …

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  • AEJMC honors Murrow College graduate students

    The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication honored Yan Su and Xizhu Xiao, graduate students in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University, for their research.

    Yan Su, a doctoral student studying emerging technology and political communication at WSU, earned second place in AEJMC’s Top Student Paper Award in the Communication Theory and Methodology Division for his paper titled “A Territorial Dispute or An Agenda Battle? A Cross-National Examination of the Network and Intermedia Agenda-Setting Effects between Newspapers and Twitter … » More …

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  • Erica Austin Headshot Erica Austin, former Vice Provost for Academic Affairs for WSU, returns to Murrow College in January

    Dr. Erica Weintraub Austin, previously WSU’s Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, has announced her intent to rejoin the Murrow College in January 2020. Dr. Austin will return to her role as director of the Edward R. Murrow Center for Media and Health Promotion Research and professor in the Murrow College. 

    Over the past six years, Dr. Austin has applied her interests and skills to the university’s central needs to advance WSU students’ academic progress and achievement. She saw this work as a continuation of her extensive research concerning health … » More …

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  • Murrow College announces seven new hires for the start of fall classes

    The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University announces the addition of seven members to its faculty.

    Matthew Loveless joins the Journalism and Media Production department as a clinical assistant professor and will teach broadcast news classes including the class that produces Murrow News 8. A graduate of Murrow, Loveless returns to campus with 15 years of experience in local television as a news reporter, anchor and sports director. 

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