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Pintak named fellow by Society of Professional Journalists
September 22, 2017

Pintak LawrenceINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Society of Professional Journalists has recognized Lawrence Pintak, founding dean of WSU’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, as a Fellow of the Society for his “extraordinary contribution to the profession of journalism.”

Generation gap persists when judging news credibility
June 28, 2016

By Darin Watkins, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Erica-AustinPULLMAN, Wash. – Two decades ago, Washington State University researchers found a dramatic difference in how young and old judge news credibility. With the advent of online news delivery, that gap seems even more pronounced.

News disruption, journalism’s future in Pacific Northwest
April 11, 2016

By Ben Shors and Douglas Blanks Hindman, Murrow College of Communication

PULLMAN, Wash. – The decline in the number of journalists working in the Pacific Northwest threatens to undermine civic engagement, government accountability and the public’s knowledge of local communities, according to a panel of national experts convened by Washington State University and the Seattle Times.

Instructor wins national award for community journalism
September 24, 2015

By Darin Watkins, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Tracy-Simmons-webSPOKANE, Wash. – A religious online media project started by a Washington State University instructor has won a national award for “Best Local Community Initiative” from the Local Media Association.

Grant funds follow-up to Oso, Marysville/Pilchuck tragedies
April 28, 2015

By Darin Watkins, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

tragedyPULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University study will place microphones in popular gathering spots of the traumatized communities of Oso and Marysville/Pilchuck, Wash., along with posted questions from news media. The goal is to determine if this method provides for journalism that is effective yet respects community members as they cope with tragedy.

April 16: White House media, shocking election ad discussed
April 13, 2015

white-housePULLMAN, Wash. – The roles, responsibilities and challenges of speaking on behalf of the U.S. president will be discussed by Scott McClellan, former White House press secretary for George W. Bush, at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in CUE 203.