Emmy winner to speak on media, war and peace

Author, journalist, and Emmy Award winner Danny Schechter will give a public speech titled “Can the Media Promote Peace as Well as War?” at 6 p.m. Sunday, May 20, in room 203 of the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education on the Washington State University campus in Pullman. The speech will be preceded by a sale […]

Headlines — salaries, diabetes, cheating, invisible students

Media headlines include: * The Seattle Times — Professors, doctors top list of best-paid state employees (in Washington), * Longview Daily News — Diabetics control a chronic illness, while still enjoying food, , quoting Debbie Zbaeren Fredricks, nutrition educator, WSU Extension, * The Oregonian — Environmental health expert to speak at WSU Vancouver, […]

Headlines — billions of bees; bulging budget

Following are links to several recent media articles regarding WSU, or addressing issues of interest to WSU. TUESDAY A.M. * Deseret News — Mystery causes billions of bees not to be (agricultural crisis); W. Steve Sheppard, a professor of entomology at Washington State University, sees ”a number of factors that are weakening the bees or […]

4-H teens learn how media impacts politics

Three hundred Washington State teens learned how the role of media can impact politicians, legislation and public opinion at this year’s 4-H Know Your Government Conference.  The 4-H Know Your Government Conference is a hands-on educational opportunity for youth ages 14 -18. Teens had the opportunity to take on responsibilities of writers, reporters, researchers and […]

Cougar basketball draws national press focus

The Cougar men’s basketball team has earned the university a ton of media coverage this season — including regular newspaper and television coverage of home and away games. Currently ranked 9th in the nation, the Coug’s upcoming game against Oregon, has been tabbed as the “Pac-10 Game of the Week” by The Seattle Post Intelligencer. Notes the P-I: “The […]

Can you resist those Super Bowl ads?

If a salesman showed up at your front door to sell your child beer and junk food, it’s unlikely you’d choose that moment to go get a snack or do a load of laundry. So why do it when he enters your home through television ads? According to Erica Austin, interim director of the Edward […]

Lack of media credibility focus of 2005 Murrow Symposium

A panel of regional media representatives will discuss that industry’s controversial lack of credibility as part of this year’s Edward R. Murrow Symposium. The event will begin 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, in Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum.The theme for this year’s 31st annual symposium is “Trust Me, I’m a Paid Professional: Telling the Truth Amid Declining Credibility.” Admission is free. Panelists will  […]

Media effects on children topic of March 18 lecture

Washington State University Vancouver will present child development specialist and child advocate Diane Levin on March 18 when she will discuss the effects of media on children.The event is set for 7:30-9 p.m. at Clark College’s Foster Auditorium in Foster Hall and is free and open to the public. Donations to support the Southwest Washington […]

WSU ‘perplexed’ by union claims

Following is a statement from Richard Heath, associate vice president for administration and human resources Washington State University’s administration is perplexed by the allegations that have been attributed by the news media to officials of the Washington Federation of State Employees.  According to media sources, WFSE officials in Olympia are alleging management interference with the recent ratification […]