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Murrow College names chief area finance officer
August 12, 2010

PULLMAN- Denise Blacker, director of administrative services for the College of Sciences, has been appointed chief area finance officer for The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, effective Aug. 16.  


Denise holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from WSU. She has served at WSU for 21 years in a variety of roles, including fiscal technician supervisor in Accounts Payable; accounting supervisor in Sponsored Programs Services; business manager in Educational Telecommunications and Technology; and administrative manager and finance officer in the dean’s office at the College of Sciences. 


Prior to coming to WSU, Denise worked in the banking world … » More …

Helen Thomas and Bob Schieffer go virtual
March 9, 2009


PULLMAN – Former White House Bureau Chief Helen Thomas and CBS News’ Chief Washington Correspondent Bob Schieffer will appear in Second Life for an interactive Q&A session, held at 5:30 p.m. April 6 on both the real and virtual campuses of WSU.

The duo are the recipients of this year’s 2009 Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism and in Broadcast Journalism, respectively.

The special event is part of the Virtual Journalism Summit, a unique gathering that will examine media and the metaverse through a series of panels, presentations and workshops with newsmakers … » More …

The McCormick Foundation and WSU partner for world’s first virtual journalism summit
February 3, 2009


PULLMAN — WSU and McCormick Foundation are partnering for a unique Specialized Reporting Institute that will bring together leading technology executives and journalists to examine the recent rise of new media outlets and distribution within 3D virtual world spaces. The day-long free event, held April 6 at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, aims to explore both commercial and citizen reporting efforts through a series of panels, presentations and workshops. 
“The McCormick Foundation is proud to partner with Brett Atwood and WSU’s Edward R. Murrow College,” said Clark Bell, director of the McCormick Foundation’s … » More …

Helen Thomas, Bob Schieffer to accept Murrow awards
January 30, 2009


PULLMAN – Former White House Bureau Chief Helen Thomas and CBS News’ Chief Washington correspondent Bob Schieffer will accept the Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism and in Broadcast Journalism, respectively, at WSU at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum.

“Helen Thomas and Bob Schieffer are two veteran political journalists that represent the best of the Murrow legacy: exceptional achievement in communication and a responsible, ethical, productive career,” said Erica Austin, dean of The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at WSU. “We are honored that both accepted … » More …

Murrow’s 100th birthday
April 25, 2008


April 25, 2008 was the 100th birthday of WSU’s most famous alum, Edward R. Murrow. The late David Halberstam wrote in The Powers That Be that Murrow was “one of those rare legendary figures who was as good as his myth.”

Here are several links to tributes being offered on his historic anniversary:

On Edward R. Murrow’s 100th Birthday, by NPR’s Bob Edwards

Reliving the Legacy of Edward R. Murrow, CBS News

A Personal Word of Appreciation for Edward R. Murrow, by Barry K.

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Murrow School honors distinguished alumni
December 6, 2007

Photo: Kathi Goertzen is an anchor at KOMO TV and a Murrow graduate.


PULLMAN – WSU communication graduates are inspiring a new generation of professionals to reach for their dreams and remember their roots.

That is just one reason Seattle television journalist Kathi Goertzen and Washington businessman Ted Baseler were inducted into the WSU Edward R. Murrow School of Communication Hall of Achievement last week.

In a special Nov. 30 ceremony in the Summit Room at KOMO Radio/TV, WSU president Elson Floyd presented crystals to Goertzen and Baseler in honor and recognition of their achievements and service throughout their distinguished careers. … » More …

Professional communicators to lead Murrow workshops
April 14, 2006

A bevy of prominent Pacific Northwest communication professionals will lead workshops as part of the annual Edward R. Murrow Symposium at WSU Pullman.“Our advisory board leaders know who’s who in the business and they have the connections to bring them to campus,” said Alex Tan, director, Edward R. Murrow School of Communication.Symposium-related events begin at 6 p.m. Monday, April 17, with a special screening of “Good Night and Good Luck,” the Oscar-nominated film about broadcast journalist Murrow. Afterwards, movie goers can ask questions of son Casey Murrow and Milo Radulovich, the soldier whose story was broadcast by Murrow to expose McCarthyism.The screening and April 18 … » More …

Tom Brokaw to accept Edward R. Murrow Award at WSU
November 4, 2005

Tom Brokaw, former anchor and managing editor of the NBC Nightly News, will accept the Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement in Broadcasting at Washington State University Tuesday, April 18, 2006. The award presentation followed by Brokaw’s acceptance speech will take place in Beasley Coliseum at 7:30 p.m.“We are pleased Tom Brokaw has accepted our invitation,” said Alex Tan, director of the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication. “Our faculty and advisory board felt strongly that Brokaw’s record as anchor and managing editor was a strong example for our students and in keeping with the Murrow tradition,” said Tan.“Tom Brokaw is a legend in … » More …

Lack of media credibility focus of 2005 Murrow Symposium
March 29, 2005

A panel of regional media representatives will discuss that industry’s controversial lack of credibility as part of this year’s Edward R. Murrow Symposium. The event will begin 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum.The theme for this year’s 31st annual symposium is “Trust Me, I’m a Paid Professional: Telling the Truth Amid Declining Credibility.” Admission is free. Panelists will  include: * Stanley Farrar, online managing editor, The Seattle Times* Richard Brown, news anchor, News 4 KXLY, Spokane* Mike Fitzsimmons, news director, KXLY Newsradio/afternoon news host* Bill Kaczarba, executive news director, Q13 Fox News, Seattle* Patricia McRae, news director, KHQ TV, Spokane* Dave Ross, talk host, 710 KIRO Newsradio, Seattle* Steve Smith, editor, The Spokesman-Review“It seemed … » More …