Skip to main content Skip to navigation
Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Media Services

Murrow News 8 and the Murrow News Service provide hands-on experience for Journalism & Media Production students at Murrow College. Learn all about these experiential learning opportunities in the journalism and broadcasting fields!


About Murrow News 8

Murrow News 8 is a nightly newscast produced, written, anchored and crewed entirely by students from The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. Murrow News 8 is Pullman’s only nightly newscast and is broadcast on Cable 8, Monday through Friday at 7 pm and 10 pm, during the fall and spring semesters. It is a collaboration between broadcast news journalism and production students as part of their Capstone course.

In 2016, Murrow News 8 was awarded Best Newscast by the Society of Professional Journalists and won a student Emmy from NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences).

During the Spring 2020 semester, Murrow faculty transitioned the course to an online setting, utilizing Open Broadcaster Software to continue reporting the nightly news. To learn more about its online transition, click here.

Questions? Contact:

Marvin Marcelo,

Matt Loveless,

about the Murrow News Service

Founded in 2011, the Murrow News Service provides students with experience in producing professional news stories, and provides public-interest journalism to media partners. The MNS has produced stories for local, regional and national media outlets including The Spokesman-Review, The Oregonian, The Seattle Times, (now,, The Moscow-Pullman Daily News, The Tri-City Herald, Vancouver Columbian,, and numerous others. The student work has resulted in numerous national and regional reporting awards.

Murrow News Service content is developed in the journalism classes taught by Benjamin Shors, a clinical associate professor.

To become a media partner, contact Professor Shors at


The Murrow News Service pairs Washington State University students with professional news organizations to provide multi-platform content each spring semester.

Olympia-based students from The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication receive a minimum stipend of $250 per week from the sponsoring news organization and earn up to 12 academic credits from the Murrow College for a semester internship with the Olympia program. Prior to the start of each session, student journalists receive training on the Washington Legislature and complete a visit to the sponsoring news organization.

The students provide coverage from January through the first week in May. Internships may be extended into the summer through a mutual agreement between the sponsoring news organization and the student journalist.

Questions? Contact:

Benjamin Shors,