VANCOUVER, Wash. — Three noted journalists from KGW News Channel 8 are the featured speakers in Washington State University Vancouver’s Professional Writing Series upcoming lecture. The panel will discuss “Perspectives on TV Journalism” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the WSU Vancouver Multimedia building lecture hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Pamela Smith Hill, director of WSU Vancouver’s professional writing program, said the panel will address the important link between traditional television news and the Internet. The panel speakers include Teresa Bell, senior producer at kgw.com; Kelly Love, KGW news anchor and reporter; and Jim Parker, director of Internet operations at KGW.

Bell has an extensive history in television news as an anchor, reporter and news director. She currently assists in the daily design of kgw.com, including reporting, layout, production and management. Love has also worked in many aspects of journalism, including print and radio. Love has been with KGW as an anchor and reporter since 1993. Prior to heading up the Internet operations at KGW, Parker has worked as a television executive producer, news director and reporter.

“All the panelists have impressive television credentials and they also understand how many viewers in Vancouver and Portland use electronic media to get fast-breaking news stories — on everything from the weather to the latest developments from the White House,” Smith Hill said.

The final lecture in the Professional Writing Series, “From Books to Television — Science Fiction for Both Worlds,” is Thursday, April 3, with novelist and screenwriter Steven Barnes. For more information on this series or the Professional Writing program, contact Smith Hill, at (360) 546-9677 or hillpam@vancouver.wsu.edu.

WSU Vancouver is located at 14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue, east of the 134th Street exit from either I-5 or I-205.