Journalism Department

Professor of journalism Carolyn Nielsen's theory-building paper titled "The problem of tidy boxes and white women as default: Why journalism studies needs intersectionality" won the 2022 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Theory Colloquium award presented at the…

When Teena Thach first downloaded TikTok a few years ago, she, like most of us, struggled to wrap her head around it.

“What’s funny is, I’ve worked in social media for so long that I felt like I understood each channel when it came to Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook…

An insistent whipping and thumping echoes across the Buchanan Towers lawn at Western Washington University. The sound stalls for a moment before the swishing of a lasso picks up again. A thud follows as it catches on a roping dummy, tightening as it would around live cattle.

Wearing a…

Stillness. Silence. Pitch black. Then, a flutter in the dark. A heron takes flight, spreading its wings as it launches off a jagged stump sticking out of murky water. 

Then back to stillness. Silen-

Chunk-shhh

Chunk-shhh

A rhythmic chunking sound breaks the silent…

Floyd McKay, whose long career as a Pacific Northwest journalist and author included working as a news analyst at Portland’s KGW-TV from 1970 to 1987, reporting on politics for The Oregon Statesman (now the Statesman Journal) and teaching journalism at…

Cascadia Daily News launched on January 24 to offer the city of Bellingham a new source for local news from its office on State Street. It publishes online articles daily, and this month it began offering its weekly newspaper.  

The paper was established by the Cascadia Newspaper Company…

Micah Evangelista, who turns 25 on March 7,  was born and raised in the small town of Glacier, nestled at the foot of Mount Baker in the heart of the North Cascades. He and his family members—mom, Julianne; dad, James; and brother, Mattias—are all enthusiastic skiers.

His mom,…

Award-winning journalist Brandi Morin will present at the virtual event "Hunting Down the Killers of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls" Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 4 p.m.

Her presentation will discuss how Indigenous women and girls are vulnerable to predators because of a lack of…

The as-yet-unnamed paper will launch in January with a weekly print edition and a daily report online. Syre hired a colleague of mine, Ron Judd, as executive editor to lead a staff of six to 10 people.

Both Judd and Syre said they respect The Bellingham Herald, the local daily, and want…

WWU Journalism Department faculty member Stephen Howie recently has an article, "Suspended by only a wing and the air, glider pilots soar from Samish Overlook," published in the Seattle Times. Check it out at https://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/suspended-by-only-a-…

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