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Helen Thomas and Bob Schieffer go virtual
March 9, 2009

Schieffer

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 …

Prof’s expertise gives new life
October 1, 2007

Brett Atwood, clinical professor of journalism, knew he was in an alternate universe when he showed up to interview for a consulting job last spring and got teleported to an undisclosed and secure location.

Well, he didn’t get teleported; his avatar, or online persona, in Second Life, an online 3-D digital world with 9 million registered users and counting, got teleported.

Appropriately dressed in a business suit and tie that Atwood had purchased in Second Life for the occasion, his avatar swooshed through cyberspace and joined three or four Second Life executives in a digitally created conference room for … » More …