A self-proclaimed technology geek and news junkie, Brett Atwood, clinical associate professor and integrated strategic communication director, 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 Billboard.com, 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!”
Atwood has traveled most of the world, too, exploring much of Europe and Asia before accepting a position in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. After eight years on the Pullman campus, Atwood relocated to the Everett campus in 2014.
Bio authored by Katie Shadler, Class of 2017