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Day 1 Schedule

*Room Location Subject to Change


Senior Ballroom
(CUB 220)
Senate Room
(CUB 204)
Jr. Ballroom East
(CUB 210)
Jr. Ballroom West
(CUB 212)
8:00 AMRegistration Open
9:00 AMMelissa Barnes Opening Breakfast Keynote

Do the Right Thing: Navigating the Moments that will Define Your Career

10:00 AMLights, Camera, Action: Navigating the Television Entertainment Industry

Unlocking the Secrets of Effective Storytelling: Workshop with KOMO-TV

Building Bridges to a Brighter Future: Making Connections for Career Success from Industry Experts

How to Brand Passion: Fall in Pullman Marketing Campaign

11:00 AMDean Baquet Feature: Truth in the 21st Century

12:00 PMCelebration of Excellence Lunch with Hall of Achievement Award Presentation

1:30 PMNews Audience Engagement: A Master Class with Rebecca Norris, Exec. Director of Audience Insights at The New York Times

In the Room: Behind the Scenes of History: Workshop with Pulitzer Winner David Hume Kennerly

Let’s Go Cougs! A Conversation with WSU’s PAC-12 Champions

2:30 PMDean Baquet Feature: News Deserts & Local Investigative Journalism

Roger Nyhus and Desautel Hege Feature

Purpose-driven communication & PR: working for greater good.
3:30 PMTips, Techniques, and Strategies for Crafting Award-Winning Work
Breaking Boundaries: Unconventional Paths to Success in Broadcast and Production
Small Town to the Corner Office: Communication Trailblazers Share their Journey
6:00 PMStudent Work Showcase
7:00 PMDean Baquet Lifetime Achievement Award Keynote