Mark your calendars for the
40th Murrow Symposium
April 1st-3rd, 2015 (tentative)
on the WSU Pullman campus
News from Previous Events
April 3, 2014
The Global Face of Journalism key focus for 39th Edward R. Murrow Symposium
Transformative changes that are immediate, digital and international
April 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2014
A nationally recognized panel of news professionals came to the Washington State University Pullman campus for a close examination of the Global Face of Journalism, as part of The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication's annual Symposium. Among the panelists, Marcy McGinnis, former Vice President of News Coverage for CBS News, and John Seigenthaler, former NBC Nightly News Weekend Edition anchor, who both play pivotal roles in the newly formed television cable news network Al Jazeera America.
See their panel discussion here
Highlighting Symposium, Eric Newton, senior adviser to the president at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. His keynote speech focused on the evolution of U.S. coverage of international news. His address, “Before Al Jazeera America: The Unlikely Success of Mosaic” showed how a daily news program first offered for free on LinkTV, would open the door to the development of an entirely new cable news channel, Al Jazeera America.
You can see his address here.
Newton accepted The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication Distinguished Achievement Award for continued excellence in journalism on behalf of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
This year's event will be remembered as one of the most popular, with more than 500 students attending "Meet the Pros" workshops.
March 20, 2013
Former CBS News President keynotes The Edward R. Murrow 2013 Communicators Summit
Nationally known news executive, award-winning producer, and expert in new-media strategy, Andrew Heyward gave the keynote address "Murrow 2.0, Re-inventing News for the Digital Generation" as part of the 2013 Edward R. Murrow Symposium Communicators Summit. The former president of CBS News, Heyward offered students and professionals insights into adapting new strategies for today's fast-moving media world. Read the story here.
Heyward currently is a partner in the boutique strategy firm MarketspaceNext and runs his own practice to help media companies develop innovative online ventures and profitable digital strategies; create new content and services; and transform their businesses to drive growth and revenue in an age of rapid evolution. He served as president of CBS News from 1996-2005, and was the executive producer of The CBS Evening News, along with being responsible for developing and launching 48 Hours, the prime time CBS News hour that premiered in January 1988. He has won 12 national Emmy Awards.
March 20, 2013
Facebook's Dan Fletcher talks with students as part of The Edward R. Murrow 2013 Communicators Summit
Dan Fletcher spoke with students in a candid discussion with his work with social media giant Facebook during his talk “Facebook and the Future of the Newsroom.” Fletcher’s career began as the first social media editor for TIME, where he covered technology for the website and magazine and launched TIME's NewsFeed site. In 2011, Fletcher moved to Bloomberg News and created the editorial social media team for Bloomberg News and Bloomberg Businessweek. After joining Facebook in 2012, Fletcher led the team that created Facebook Stories, an editorial platform to explore the impact of social media around the world. Read the story here.
As part of The Edward R. Murrow Communicator’s Summit, three new members were inducted into the Murrow Alumni Hall of Achievement - outstanding Murrow alums Gary Petersen '65, Dennis Franklin '75, and Eric Johnson '84. Students also had a chance to sit down and meet with a variety of professionals in the industry as part of the Meet the Pros portion of the summit – a special series of education, networking, and student mentorship events. The three day event in March wrapped up with a special screening of the movie “Middleton,” show here on the WSU campus in the summer of 2012.
September 27, 2012
Dan Rather accepts 2012 Edward R. Murrow Award at WSU Pullman
Veteran newsman Dan Rather is recipient of the 2012 Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement. Rather delivered the thirty-eighth Murrow Symposium keynote address on September 27 in Beasley Coliseum at WSU Pullman. Full story