Named for its most famous alumnus, The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University is highly regarded among professionals, educators, and students. It has won several national and regional Emmys for student-led television productions. It consistently ranks among the nation's best for television news education and for its public relations sequence. The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication is the only program in the Northwest that offers sequences in six communication fields: advertising, broadcasting, communication, communication studies, journalism, and public relations. The college offers the only comprehensive broadcast program in the state of Washington. It is one of only a few programs in the nation that airs a daily, student-produced television newscast.
With a diverse faculty and student body, The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication is noted for combining professional skill building and theory. Students enrolled in the College have opportunities to use some of the latest technology available to the communications industry, including computer labs and research rooms with special one-way observation windows, a director’s booth, four edit suites, and a 175-seat auditorium that expands into a digital TV studio. Much of the technology is located in a three-story addition to the Murrow College that opened in 2004.