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A beacon of success at WSU

KAIA JOHNSON | Evergreen reporter

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Out of the 95 majors WSU offers, students have voted communication as the winner of the 2017 Students Choice Award’s best degree.

Named after broadcast legend and WSU alum Edward R. Murrow, a famous newscaster for CBS during World War II, the newly named College of Communication was officially launched in 2008. Since then, it has been a beacon of success for WSU, and its administration appreciates students taking notice.

“I’m humbled and grateful for the show of support from the students,” said Doug Hindman, chairman of journalism and media production. “It’s great that students recognize and appreciate the hard work our faculty is doing to make our classes relevant and responsive.”

The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication is the only program in this region that offers six fields within the subject. Between advertising, broadcasting, communication, communication studies, journalism and public relations, students are able to acquire professional skills that help the college keep its high national ranking.

“[The award] is a testament to the hard work our professors are doing, and the needs of the public for fact-based news that is ethically delivered,” Hindman said, “and in keeping with Murrow’s mandate for news in democracy.”

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