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The Edward R Murrow College of Communication
Student Services, Murrow East 226
Founding Dean, L. Pintak; Associate Dean of Academics, P. David; General Manager of Murrow Public Media, M. Marcelo; Professors, E. Austin, E. L. James, , B. Pinkleton, A. S. Tan; Lester Smith Distinguished Professor, G. Johnson; Associate Professors, J. Drzewiecka, D. Hindman, E. Hindman, S. Hust, T. Norton , J. Peterson; Assistant Professors, R. Bailey, M. Beam, P. Borah, A. Boyd, J. Kim, B. Oppegaard, C. Yan; Clinical Associate Professors, B. Atwood, R. Kelly, R. Taflinger; Clinical Assistant Professors, R. Cooney, D. Grewe, E. Hoffman, T. Paveglio, L. Paxson, B. Shors; Instructors, D. Petek, W. Popeski, P. Wadleigh; K. Rhoden; Lecturer, M. McLaughlin; Associate Director of Student Services, L. Laughter; Director of Special Projects, L. Ganders.
Communication is a vital force in society. New practices and techniques in communication require that instruction and research explain these phenomena and prepare students for careers in this exciting area that is being shaped by new communication technologies.
The curricula of The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication lead to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Master of Arts in Communication and Doctor of Philosophy (Communication).
Students may major in communication, with an emphasis in Journalism and Media Production (multimedia journalism and broadcasting), Strategic Communication (advertising and public relations), or Communication and Society (communication technology and science communication). The undergraduate program reflects a blending of emphasizes professional training, liberal arts, theory, and research courses grounded in communication theories and principles.
The College cooperates with the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences in support of the agricultural communications option.
Supplementing the classrooms and laboratories of the Murrow College are the professional internship programs, the Murrow News Service, Northwest Public Radio and Public Television facilities, and student publications, including a daily newspaper.
Students graduating from The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication will be able to: 1) effectively and efficiently collect and evaluate information utilizing traditional methods and new technologies; 2) communicate clearly and succinctly, in both written and verbal forms, to varied audiences; 3) carefully observe, interpret and accurately portray events, information, and activities to a diverse society; 4) shape messages to reflect the differing demands and strengths of different and developing media; 5) consider the legal, social, and economic contexts in which media operate and evolve; 6) examine the role and effects of media in contemporary society; 7) understand the ethical and civic responsibilities that accompany a lifelong career in communication in a democratic society; 8) understand the professionalism required to be successful in a highly competitive industry, and 9) compete successfully in regional and national job markets.
The Murrow College of Communication offers an undergraduate minor in Communication. Students may apply to certify in the minor after they have completed 60 credits and are certified in a major outside The Murrow College of Communication. See the requirements for the Minor in Communucations below. Check with The Murrow College Student Services Office for additional information.