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NPR’s Robert Siegel to receive WSU’s Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award

By Corrie Wilder, WSU Murrow College

Robert Siegel

PULLMAN, Wash. – Robert Siegel, recently retired senior host of National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered,” has been selected to receive Washington State University’s 2018 Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award. » More …

April 4, 5: Symposium highlights communication innovation

By Corrie Wilder, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication


PULLMAN, Wash. – High-level discussion, innovation and strategy development for communication professionals will be the focus of the 42nd Murrow Symposium at Washington State University on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 4 and 5. » More …

Bob Schieffer and Helen Thomas talk shop

Bob Schieffer and Helen Thomas share a laugh with reporters at a WSU press

conference today.


Photos by Becky Phillips, WSU Today




Even as newspaper presses across the country are shutting down, the need for trained, professional journalists is as great as it ever was, according to Bob Schieffer and Helen Thomas, the two veteran journalists who will each receive the 2009 Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum.


Thomas is being honored for her achievements in print media, … » More …

Trio of journalists to honor slain newsman Daniel Pearl

The life and career of slain “Wall Street Journal” reporter Daniel Pearl will be honored at the April 16 Edward R. Murrow Symposium at Washington State University. Pearl, the newspaper’s South Asia bureau chief, was kidnapped and murdered in Karachi, Pakistan, last year while working on a story related to terrorism.”Daniel Pearl’s career and ultimate sacrifice exemplify the highest ideals of journalism,” said Alex Tan, director of the Edward R. Murrow School of Communication at WSU. “The faculty of the school thought it especially fitting to make the award posthumous this year to honor Pearl, not only for his journalistic achievements but for his efforts … » More …