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Diversity, equity, and inclusion doesn’t happen on its own. Join us as we focus on ways communication can elevate silenced voices in an impactful way.

April 5-6, 2022
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Murrow Lifetime Achievement:
Ann Curry

The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication is delighted to announce award-winning journalist Ann Curry will receive the Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism and will deliver the keynote speech on Tuesday, April 5 at the 46th Murrow Symposium.

For over three decades, Ann Curry, an American journalist, photojournalist, and reporter, focused on human suffering in war zones and natural disasters.

The ceremony will be held in the CUB Senior Ballroom and streamed on our event platform; register now to attend.
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Charlotte Friel Memorial Lecture
Andrea Castillo

Andrea Castillo is an award-winning federal immigration reporter for The Los Angeles Times. Castillo has reported from Venezuela, Columbia, Mexico and other locales. Castillo is a founding member of the Times’ Latino Caucus, which seeks to improve media coverage and newsroom representation for Latino communities.

Opening Keynote
Jamerika Haynes-Lewis

Jamerika Haynes-Lewis is a journalist and advocate for foster care children. She studied Communication at the Edward. R. Murrow College of Communication.

Currently, she is the reigning titleholder USA Ambassador Ms. 2021. She owns and operates Clever Jam Communications, a consulting firm offering strategic communications guidance, motivational speaking, and facilitation.

Thank You to Our
Symposium Sponsors


Make an impact for students in the Murrow College.

Looking to increase your company’s brand recognition with Murrow Cougs? Recruiting talented individuals for internships or full-time positions? Want to network with communication leaders? Was the Murrow Symposium an impactful experience for you which you want to pay forward to current students?

Sponsors of the Murrow Symposium receive unique recognition benefits, including brand recognition, opportunities to recruit top communication students, and networking opportunities with Murrow College alumni and industry leaders. Sponsors allow the Symposium to be a free event for students, alumni and community members.

We can work with you to customize your sponsorship level and recognition package to best suit your needs.

Sample sponsorship levels and recognition benefits can be found in the 2022 Symposium Sponsorship Grid.

To discuss this opportunity, please reach out to Camille Vaughn, Director of Development, at or 509-335-4575.

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