From Murrow College

From Murrow College
10:00 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Backpack Journalism

Prayer room directions at the Dubai International Airport
Credit Mindy Rossner

The Murrow College Backpack Journalism Program is in the field again, this time with Murrow seniors Mindy Rossner and Megan Garrity.

Mindy--an NWPR news writer--is outside Colombo, Sri Lanka, embedded with the Millennium Elephant Foundation, a charity begun in 1999 to improve the lives of injured and captive elephants.  Megan is in Guatemala reporting on the work of the medical charity Hearts in Motion.  You can follow them through the Murrow College Backpack Journalism Blog.

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From Murrow College
4:42 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Eyewitness Account Of The Attack On The U.S. Embassy In Yemen

Student journalist Mohammed Bahashwan had a first-hand view of a violent protest at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen, using his cell phone to capture video of the chaotic scene.

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From Murrow College
1:24 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Arab Impressions Of America

This past summer, 20 Arab journalism students studied mass media at WSU’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. The students - who were funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs - spent six weeks in the U.S.  Their intinerary included trips around the Pacific Northwest, California’s Silicon Valley, and news outlets in Washington, D.C.

These radio essays provide personal insights into America’s image and influence on the Arab world. Students were asked to write essays with a simple headline: “This is America.”

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From Murrow College
9:13 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

The Murrow FCC Rural Information Initiative

The Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University recently was host to a special day-long discussion of the information landscape in Washington with a particular emphasis on the information needs of the rural population.

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From Murrow College
8:13 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

The Murrow FCC Rural Information Initiative (Parts 1-3)

The Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University recently was host to a special day-long discussion of the information landscape in Washington with a particular emphasis on the information needs of the rural population. 

The landscape is, in many ways, an enigma.  A state that is an acknowledged world leader in digital technologies has some areas where there is virtually no digital access.  The big cities—clustered in four areas—have ample electronic and print news coverage.  But vast areas of rural Washington have very little.

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From Murrow College
8:05 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

The Murrow FCC Rural Information Initiative (Parts 4-6)

Click on the links above for parts 4-6 of the discussion. (Here are parts 1-3)

From Murrow College
2:36 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Hispanics Are America’s Fastest Growing Aging Population

BY ANDREA CASTILLO AND JOSH PFLUG

In 1972, Raul Soto immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico, expecting to work for only a few years before returning to his home country. Forty years later, the 69-year-old former fruit picker – like millions of other migrant workers – is growing old in America.

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From Murrow College
11:00 am
Mon April 16, 2012

Vets Without Borders

Lassi in for treatment.
Andrea Castillo Murrow News Service

GRANDADA, NICARAGUA -- The German Shepherd staggered into the veterinary clinic. A large bandana – wrapped around its belly – hung low, almost touching the ground.

The dog, named Lassi, winced as veterinarians checked her body, her cries suppressed with a muzzle. When the veterinarians removed the bandana, they discovered a ruptured,five-pound tumor.

“When Lassi suffers, I suffer,” said the dog’s owner Ana Goussen. “I was going to have her put down even though it would hurt from the bottom of my heart.”

Accessible Veterinary Care

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Murrow College
12:00 am
Thu March 15, 2012

Backpack Journalists

How does a student become an international journalist? At The Edward R.

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