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Chris Dunagan ’74, ’75—Bearing witness to the sights and smells of our soggy backyard
Winter 2012

Chris Dunagan, environmental reporter for the Kitsap Sun for 26 years, covers the water and land of hundreds of miles of Puget Sound shoreline, from the bustling docks of Bremerton to the backwaters of Hood Canal.


Categories: Alumni, Communication
Tags: Journalism, Environmental journalism, Reporters


Understanding the “Civility Crisis”
Winter 2010
There is a reason why rude and loutish political talk shows dominate the airwaves—they attract huge audience ratings and advertising dollars. But is rude behavior good for democracy?
Categories: Public affairs, Political science
Tags: Journalism, Politicians, Civility


Paper cuts
Winter 2009
Not that many years ago Washington's legislature was covered by more than 30 journalists from around the state. Now that number is eight. The Seattle Times no longer has a bureau on the east side of Lake Washington, and a print Post-Intelligencer no longer exists. Who will give us information and investigation when the papers have all gone?
Categories: Communication, Media, Public affairs
Tags: Journalism, Newspapers, Blogs


Life after newspapers
Winter 2009
It's a whole new cyberworld out there, and I'm the dinosaur dude who's trying to figure out where to go from here.
Categories: Communication, Media
Tags: Careers, Reporters, Journalism, Newspapers


Fighting for a free press
Summer 2007
Brian Schraum ditched school for several days in January. The 19-year-old Washington State University junior wasn't playing hooky, though. He was testifying in Olympia on behalf of a free-press bill he inspired.Schraum, a communication major, is t...
Categories: Public affairs, Communication
Tags: Journalism, Free press, State government


The sportswriter
Winter 2006
If Janie McCauley were telling this story, she wouldn't bury the lead. She'd say right away that she is the Associated Press's 2006 Sports Writer of the Year. Add a little color, some solid quotes like, "I was surprised to get the award. Ther...
Categories: Athletics, Communication
Tags: Sportswriters, Journalism


Journalism's grandest prize
Summer 2006
On the morning of Tuesday, May 20, 1980, journalists arrived at The Daily News, turned on their computers, and were greeted with the daily message from managing editor Bob Gaston ('67 Journ.). That day's message was far from typical.This was two da...
Categories: Awards and honors, Alumni, Communication
Tags: Pulitzer Prize, Mount St. Helens, Journalism


Where Have You Gone, Edward R. Murrow?
Fall 2005
Edward R. Murrow '30 broadcasted reports from a London rooftop during the Blitz. He confronted Joseph McCarthy on national television. And he admitted "an abiding fear regarding what . . .[radio and TV] are doing to our society, and our heritage."
Categories: WSU history, Media, Communication
Tags: Edward R. Murrow, Journalism, Radio, Broadcasting


Halloween in Iraq
Spring 2003
A traveler explores rumors of genuine "evildoers."
Categories: Geography
Tags: Iraq, Journalism


It's in the blood
Spring 2002
“There I was [in May 1980], focused on completing my last month at WSU, and Mount St. Helens erupts,” recalls Kathi Goertzen ’80. “I spent the next few weeks basically living at the KWSU studio, not only reporting the news aspects, but als...
Categories: Alumni, Communication
Tags: Television broadcasting, Journalism