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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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  • Yoon Joo Lee Yoon-Joo Lee Selected as Scripps Howard Foundation/AEJMC Visiting Professor Grant Recipient

    Yoon-Joo Lee, Associate Professor of Media Analytics and Advertising at Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, has been selected as one of two Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professor in Media Ad Sales Program 2019-20 grant recipients.

    Lee will serve as this year’s visiting professor in media ad sales and will have the opportunity to study for two weeks this summer at WEWS in Cleveland, OH. She will particularly work with advertising sales that support social media and/or digital marketing, taking updated skills and knowledge back to their schools to share with their students this fall. The second phase of the program funds … » More …

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  • MOE hero image Society of Professional Journalists recognizes Murrow, WSU students

    WSU students won top awards for best television newscast, daily newspaper, online reporting, photography, sports reporting, news reporting, videography, and editorial cartooning, among other awards. The Daily Evergreen – an independent student organization – won four first-place awards, and Murrow 8’s newscast won three first-place awards. Students in the Murrow College’s Backpack Journalism Program received two first-place awards for their reporting from Argentina.

    “These awards are a testament to the incredible work of student journalists at Washington State University, both within the Murrow College and across the university,” said Ben Shors, chair of the Journalism and Media Production Department in the Edward R. Murrow College … » More …

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  • Rebecca Cooney Headshot Rebecca Cooney Wins Oaks Academic Technology Award

    Rebecca Cooney, a clinical assistant professor in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, is the winner of the 2019 Oaks Academic Technology Award. The annual award is sponsored by Academic Outreach & Innovation (AOI).
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  • LUCREZIA PAXSON Headshot Murrow College Professor Lucrezia Cuen Paxson Among 2019 Smith Grant Awardees for SOAR Program

    Lucrezia Cuen Paxson, Clinical Assistant Professor at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, is part of the interdisciplinary team awarded the Samuel H. and Patricia W. Smith Teaching and Learning Grant from the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. The grant of $7,000 was awarded to the team today to support their proposal entitled “STEM-Oriented Alliance for Research (SOAR): An Educational Model for Interdisciplinary Project-Based Learning”.

    Engineering, communication and business students are working together at WSU Everett under a merged coursework project launched this spring by Lucrezia Cuen Paxson, clinical assistant professor at the Edward … » More …

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