Journalism Department

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-…

Nearly two years after their trip to Tunisia, three Western professors and their Tunisian counterparts have published the first of several journal articles exploring student journalist motivations for pursuing the craft.    

As Tunisia began to stabilize its…

 On June 30, Cal Bratt will retire after four decades in the newspaper business. 

Ironically, he wasn’t the first Bratt to see his name in the local paper.

“My mother and two youngest brothers were featured in a story that I still have, focused on a recipe she would…

After years of reader feedback and staff discussion, we’re making the call this quarter to officially drop the “Western.” As of June 2, 2021, Western’s independent student newspaper is called The Front. 

WWU will host a panel discussion, "Reporting on Ecotopia: Cross-border environmental media in the Salish Sea & Cascadia," from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 21 via Zoom.

The panel will explore the evolution of media and news venues in our cross-border…

Western Washington University Associate Professor of Journalism Maria McLeod has been named the winner of the 2020 WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest, resulting in publication of her first book, “Mother Want,” to be released next month.

A second chapbook of McLeod’s poetry, “Skin.…

By Izzie Lund and Kaleigh Carroll, Western Washington University

When you cover a protest, what organization, document or person do you turn to?

Established journalists may point to people within their publication, others in the industry — like …

The Pacific Northwest region (Region X) of the Society of Professional Journalists has announced the winners of its Mark of Excellence 2021 awards competition, and four Western student journalists have won top honors and will move on to the national awards competition. A number of WWU…

The ink had barely dried on 23-year-old Rick Eskil‘s Western Washington University diploma when he joined the Union-Bulletin news staff on Jan. 2, 1980. He graduated from WWU in December 1979.

He has been a joy to work with ever since — for more than four decades.…

The ink had barely dried on 23-year-old Rick Eskil‘s Western Washington University diploma when he joined the Union-Bulletin news staff on Jan. 2, 1980. He graduated from WWU in December 1979.

He has been a joy to work with ever since — for more than four decades.…

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