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Study links U.S. polarization to TV news deregulation

By Darin Watkins, Edward R. Murrow College of Communication

Hmielowski,-left,-and-HutchensPULLMAN, Wash. – Increasing American political polarization is linked to television news deregulation following the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, according to a Washington State University study. » More …

WSU communicators win three CASE awards

 

 

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PULLMAN – WSU communicators have earned a school-record three awards in the 2010 Circle of Excellence communications competition sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

 

The awards signify WSU’s entries as among the top communications work produced by colleges, universities and independent schools. Out of 2,700 entries worldwide, CASE honored 300 projects.
 
WSU’s three awards placed the university third … » More …

Cougars, FSN announce TV selections football

PULLMAN – WSU and FSN Northwest have announced that FSN will broadcast the Cougars’ football games against both USC and UCLA this season.

 

The announcement results in four of the Cougars’ first five games of the 2010 season being televised. Previously, WSU announced its opener at Oklahoma State will be televised by FSN with a 4 p.m. (PT) kick, while its contest at SMU (Sept. 18) will be televised by CBS College Sports with a 12:30 p.m. (PT) start.

 

The USC contest (Sept. 25) is highlighted by Young Alumni Weekend and is scheduled for a noon start, while the UCLA game (Oct. … » More …

WSU resumes KTNW production

RICHLAND – WSU’s KTNW is resuming production on the WSU Tri-Cities campus with a monthly public television series starting May 1 called “In Steppe.”
 
Lucy Luginbill returns to KTNW to act as producer, host and writer. She is known for hosting the long-running series of regional short-form profiles called “Just a Minute.”

“It’s wonderful to produce a program that reflects this beautiful region,” Luginbill said. “I’m working with a lot of old friends and meeting new ones in the process.”

The title, “In Steppe,” refers to the large region east of the Cascades including the Tri-Cities. The shrub-steppe is a large, … » More …

Falling ice disrupts public TV broadcasts

PULLMAN – Technicians are working to restore the television broadcast signals of public television stations KWSU-TV

 

(Pullman/Spokane/Lewis-Clark Valley regions) and KTNW-TV (Tri-Cities/Walla Walla regions) following weather-related technical difficulties experienced this weekend.

Ralph Hogan, assistant general manager of Engineering Services for the WSU Department of Educational and Public Media, said KTNW has been off the air and KWSU television has been available only to viewers subscribing to Dish Network or Direct TV since Saturday evening. The interruption of the television broadcasts occurred when ice falling from a transmission tower on Krell Hill south of Spokane damaged two microwave antennas.

Hogan said replacement microwave … » More …

NWPR hires new sales manager

RICHLAND – David Deeney, recent general manager of the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in Pasco, has been hired as the local sales manager for Northwest Public Radio and KTNW-TV at WSU. Deeney will be based in the stations’ Richland office.

Deeney’s experience includes radio production, sales and marketing in North Central Idaho as well as hospitality sales and management in the hotel industry over the last 12 years.

“Radio has been a passion of mine since I did radio on-air work as a senior in high school.” Deeney said. “I now have the opportunity of adding public television underwriting to my responsibilities, … » More …

New TV ads feature life transforming research

Washington State University recently began a new series of television ads that feature the far-reaching impact of the university’s research. The ads are being aired on cable and major stations in Seattle and Spokane. The spots will run during prime-time viewing hours in three-week segments throughout the spring. The topics of the new ads include research developments in:• Taxol cancer treatment • Bone replacement • Biomediation of water resources • Economies of developing countriesIn addition, the College of Veterinary Medicine has produced a new television commercial on cutting-edge research benefits animals.You can preview the ads ONLINE @ www.wsu.edu/IntegratedMarketing/campaign/video.html. For additional information on the ad series, see a longer … » More …

Rawlins television interview now available online

President V. Lane Rawlins was recently the guest on Inside Olympia, an interview program on the TVW television station. TVW President Cindy Zehnder was host and interviewer for the in-depth conversation.  Topics ranged from strategic developments at WSU over that past six years to increased admission standards and the Regents Scholars to the influence of Clark Kerr on the president’s educational philosophy, in particular the belief that public education must be excellent. President Rawlins’ own education, career and his work in labor economics are also discussed. To view and hear the interview via videostreaming, click on the following link,   http://www.tvw.org/MediaPlayer/Archived/WME.cfm?EVNum=2006060105&TYPE=V