I've just returned from Washington State University where I participated in the 2008 Edward R. Murrow Symposium. It's my first trip back to Pullman for the symposium and I'm filled with renewed optimism for our field and renewed passion for communications.
There's nothing more inspiring than spending several days with dedicated educators, highly respected colleagues and intelligent and ambitious students.
Thank you to everyone who made my trip so special--especially the WSU PRSSA chapter (right), WSU's PRSSA faculty advisor Stacey Hust, Professor Bruce Pinkleton and Professor Erika Weintraub Austin, interim director of the Murrow School of Communications--soon to be the Murrow College.
If you missed it, you're in luck. You can check out the 2008 Murrow Award Winner, 60 Minutes creator and former executive producer Don Hewitt, on TVW.
TVW also captured two of the panels:
- Leadership and Management of the Future News Organization with Steve Smith (The Spokesman-Review) and Peter Bhatia (The Oregonian).
- F.C.C. Media Ownership with Jon Rand (KAYU-TV), Steve Smith (The Spokesman Review), Ryan Blethen (The Seattle Times) and Marilyn Berger (former Washington Post columnist).