CWUCommunication NewsCommunication Newshttps://www.cwu.edu/communication/newsen-usPULSE and Observer Bring Home Five Best of Show Awardshttps://www.cwu.edu/communication/node/2583Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:29:09<p><img alt="Virtual Reality " src="/communication/sites/cts.cwu.edu.communication/files/images/Screen%20Shot%202018-03-08%20at%2011.40.39%20AM.png" style="width: 650px; height: 321px; margin: 3px;">Central Washington University's student-run print publications, <em>PULSE</em> and <em>Observer</em>, recently returned from the Midwinter National College Journalism Convention in Long Beach, California,&nbsp; with five Best of Show awards.</p><p><em>PULSE</em> placed first in the Multimedia category for <a href="http://www.cwupulsemagazine.com/features/2017/11/29/youtoo" target="_blank">#YouToo?</a>--a project based on the #MeToo movement, fourth in the <a href="https://issuu.com/cwupulse/docs/winter_2018_issue_one" target="_blank">Magazine category</a>, and ninth in <a href="https://issuu.com/cwupulse" target="_blank">Website Small School</a> (enrollment 12,000 or less).</p><p><em>Observer</em> placed fifth in the Weekly Newspaper category-the contest's largest and most competitive-for the <a href="https://cwuobserver.com/11390/news/professor-under-investigation-for-sexual-misconduct-again/" target="_blank">2018 Winter Quarter Issue I</a>, which featured an investigation by senior digital journalism major Eric Rosane, who will be co editor-in-chief spring quarter. The newspaper also placed third in <a href="https://cwuobserver.com/" target="_blank">Website Small School</a>. Mariah Valles, a freshman digital journalism major, is the paper's online and social media manager.</p><p>"I'm particularly proud because in the Weekly Newspaper, Feature Magazine, and Multimedia categories, we were competing against many schools that are two to four times Central's size that have very large journalism programs," said <em>Observer</em> faculty adviser Cynthia Mitchell, who also runs the Digital Journalism program.</p><p><img alt="PULSE Staff" src="/communication/sites/cts.cwu.edu.communication/files/images/_XFU_Pulse.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 233px; margin: 3px; float: right;">PULSE's first-place multimedia project <a href="http://www.cwupulsemagazine.com/features/2017/11/29/youtoo" target="_blank">#YouToo?</a> provided an immersion into the complexities of sexual assault.</p><p>"I was drawn to the idea of creating a VR [virtual reality] experience for our #YouToo story because sexual assault is such a broad, serious topic and one that is hard to describe to others," said <em>PULSE</em> video producer Jocelyn Waite.</p><p>Waite's use of VR incorporated an audio interview of a female student recounting her sexual assault. The interview plays as viewers explore 360-degree photographs of the locations like those where the student talks about being harassed, assaulted, and later received treatment. Quotes of the interview: "I pushed him off, I told him to stop, what did you expect?" are dispersed atop of the photographs.</p><p>"I do hope that the piece that I created with the help of my friend's account of her sexual-assault experience was able to shed light on the subject and help others understand what it's like," said Waite.</p><p>The #YouToo package includes: a virtual reality experience and sidebar story created by Waite (junior, film major); photo gallery by Jack Lambert (senior, digital journalism major); and audio from an interview and story by Jessica Griffin (senior, PR/business major).</p><p>"I am proud of my students for their dedication, creativity and hard work on <em>PULSE,</em> which just keeps evolving and improving," said <em>PULSE</em> faculty advisor Jennifer Green. "The multimedia award recognizes a new facet of <em>PULSE</em>'s portfolio and represents a push to give coverage and voice to a diversity of stories on campus and reach audiences through as many different channels as we can."</p><p><img alt="Observer staff" src="/communication/sites/cts.cwu.edu.communication/files/images/AWARDSbradley_Observer.jpg" style="width: 350px; height: 233px; margin: 3px; float: right;">Approximately 600 students from schools across the country attended the March 1-3 conference, put on by the Associated Collegiate Press.</p><p>For more information about the <em>Observer </em>newspaper or <em>PULSE</em> magazine contact faculty advisors Cynthia Mitchell at Cynthia.Mitchell@cwu.edu, 509-963-1063, or Jennifer Green at Jennifer.Green@cwu.edu, 509-963-3216, respectively. Students can participate by enrolling in Com 468 Observer, or by contacting Green about enrolling in <em>PULSE</em>.</p><p><strong>Background</strong><br>The <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/programs/communication#2884" target="_blank">Department of Communication</a> at CWU offers Digital Journalism degrees in broadcast and writing &amp; reporting. CWU boasts modern broadcast facilities where students can practice every aspect of broadcast and audio production, and labs equipped with the latest editing and design software used in professional newsrooms. Journalism degrees are built on hands-on experience covering real news that's published across a variety of platforms under the guidance of experienced faculty and staff.</p><p><em><strong>PULSE photo credit: </strong></em>Xander Fu<br>Front row (l-r): Vanessa Vanessa Cruz, creative director; Elizabeth Mason, graphic designer; Lexi Phillips, editor-in-chief<br>Back row (l-r): Bailee Wicks, associate editor; Matt Conrardy, graphic designer; Maddie Bush, graphic designer; Ryan Weier, director of photography; Lexi Prante, assistant editor</p><p><em><strong>Observer photo credit:</strong></em> Bradley Wilson<br>Front row (l-r): Mariah Valles, online &amp; social media manager; Eric Rosane, news editor<br>Back row (l-r): Alexa Murdock, copy desk chief; Hanson Lee, senior sports reporter; Miles King, sports reporter; Jack Belcher, senior news reporter; Xander Fu, senior photographer and assistant copy desk chief</p><p>Media contact: Dawn Alford, Department of Public Affairs, 509-963-1484, Dawn.Alford@cwu.edu. &nbsp;</p></br></br></br></br></br>The Observer's Online and Social Media Editor Testifies in Olympia! https://www.cwu.edu/communication/node/2582Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:25:38<p>Mariah Valles, the Observer's online and social media editor was featured in the Student Press Law Center's coverage of the education committee hearing on the student free press bill (aka New Voices) in Olympia today. Please click <a href="http://www.splc.org/article/2017/03/washington-state-new-voices-legislation-dies-in-house-education-committee" target="_blank">here</a> to view the entire story.</p><p>&nbsp;</p>CWU Professor Featured in Spain's El Mundo Newspaperhttps://www.cwu.edu/communication/node/2581Tue, 21 Nov 2017 10:28:36<p>César García, Communication professor and director of Non-Profit Organization Management <img alt="Professor Cesar Garcia" src="/communication/sites/cts.cwu.edu.communication/files/images/GarciaCesar%20%28studio%29.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 273px; margin: 3px; float: right;">at Central Washington University was recently featured in Spain's El Mundo newspaper.</p><p>The article, "Los alumnos españoles de 15 años no destacan trabajando en equipo: sólo el 4% es excelente," translated into English as "Study Shows 15-year-old Spanish Students Do Not Excel at Teamwork: Only 4% are "Excellent" At It," was published in the November 21, 2018 issue. Below is an excerpt from Gracia's interview:</p><p>Garcia explains César García, a professor at Central Washington University (USA), believes that "the current generation is perhaps the most individualistic and overprotected in history and the one that has spent the least amount of time maintaining face-to-face contact with others. They value safety and they find it in the solitude of their rooms, protected by a screen that is also their way of contact with the outside."</p><p>He suggests less homework and more group work in the classroom supervised, not managed, by ​​the teacher and also to strengthen student clubs in schools, "where they learn to have responsibilities such as managing budgets, leading or organizing meetings."</p><p>Read the entire article in Spanish online at <a href="http://www.elmundo.es/espana/2017/11/21/5a13527de5fdea9d078b45e7.html" target="_blank">El Mundo</a>.</p>CWU Student Media Reporters, Photographers, and Designers Win National Awardshttps://www.cwu.edu/communication/node/2580Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:21:49<p><img alt="Graphic of President Trump shadowing over DACA students" src="/communication/sites/cts.cwu.edu.communication/files/images/Dreamers%20DACA.png" style="width: 650px; height: 441px; margin: 3px;">Central Washington University’s student-run media outlets, <a href="http://www.cwupulsemagazine.com/" target="_blank"><em>PULSE</em></a> magazine and the <a href="https://cwuobserver.com/" target="_blank"><em>Observer </em></a>newspaper, recently returned from the National College Media Convention with three second-place national awards.</p><p>“The national spotlight continues to shine on CWU’s award-winning student-run magazine and newspaper,” said Jennifer Green, <em>PULSE</em> faculty advisor. “It’s a direct reflection of Central’s distinguished communications program and the creative and dedicated work of students involved with all of our media outlets.”</p><p>Nicole Trejo-Valli, digital journalism graduate (spring ’17) and former editor-in chief of <em>PULSE</em>, won second place from the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) in its Reporter of the Year contest for her work on three stories. The three articles submitted for the award were her investigation into a rise in reports of <a href="https://issuu.com/cwupulse/docs/fall_2016_issue_2/30" target="_blank">Sexual Assault</a> on campus, co-written with Simone Corbett and Bailee Wicks, which was previously awarded a national Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists; a cover story on “<a href="https://issuu.com/cwupulse/docs/winter_2017_issue_two/32" target="_blank">Veterans and the Brotherhood of War</a>,” and a look at “<a href="https://issuu.com/cwupulse/docs/spring_17_issue_one/20" target="_blank">Female Solo Travelers</a>.”</p><p>Maddie Bush, <em>PULSE</em> designer and a senior art student, won second place in ACP’s Design of the Year/Illustration for her hand-drawn images accompanying recipes for “Summer Drinks!” in a <a href="https://issuu.com/cwupulse/docs/spring_17_issue_2" target="_blank">Spring 2017 issue</a> of <em>PULSE</em>.</p><p>The College Media Association (CMA) awarded Jack Lambert, <em>Observer</em> photo editor and senior digital journalism major, a second-place Pinnacle Award for his photo illustration accompanying a story about DACA students. Lambert’s award was announced during the same Dallas conference, which is put on by both ACP and CMA.</p><p>Two other CWU student photographers beat out 38 College Photo Shoot-Out entries during the onsite conference competition. Judges awarded Class Favorite and Honorable Mention to Ryan Weier, a senior art major and <em>PULSE’s </em>director of photography. Xander Fu, an undeclared sophomore and the Observer’s senior photographer, also earned an honorable mention.<br><br><img alt="Photo of a sculpture by CWU student Ryan Weier" src="/communication/sites/cts.cwu.edu.communication/files/images/37942232616_ab026c4ca9_z.jpg" style="width: 640px; height: 427px; margin: 3px;"> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; Other <em>PULSE</em> contributors took home three ACP honorable mentions. Best Cover Design and Best Magazine Spread went to <em>PULSE</em> creative director and senior art student Vanessa Cruz, with photos from Lambert. An honorable mention for Sports Story of the Year was awarded to senior public relations student Megan Schrenk.</p><p>The two publications received the honors during the American Collegiate Press/College Media Advisors National Convention on October 25-29 in Dallas.</p><p>For more information about the <em>Observer</em> newspaper or <em>PULSE</em> magazine contact faculty advisors Cynthia Mitchell at Cynthia.Mitchell@cwu.edu, 509-963-1063, or Jennifer Green at Jennifer.Green@cwu.edu , 509-963-3216, respectively.</p><p><strong>Background</strong><br>The <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/programs/communication#2884" target="_blank">Department of Communication</a> at CWU offers Digital Journalism degrees in broadcast and writing &amp; reporting. CWU boasts modern broadcast facilities where students can practice every aspect of broadcast and audio production, and labs equipped with the latest editing and design software used in professional newsrooms. Journalism degrees are built on hands-on experience covering real news that’s published across a variety of platforms under the guidance of experienced faculty and staff.</p><p>Media Contact: Dawn Alford, Public Affairs, 509-963-1484, dawn.alford@cwu.edu.</p></br></br></br>"KV Living" Magazine Features Student Workhttps://www.cwu.edu/communication/node/2579Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:53:16<p>Four Digital Journalism students published articles in the summer issue of KV Living, the quarterly magazine of local newspaper The Daily Record.</p><p><br>Jack Lambert has the cover story, “Dust, Trails &amp; Smiles,” about the local mountain biking scene.<br><br>In “Art and Medicine Intertwined,” reporter Natalie Hyland talks to Elise and Bruce Herman, two local doctors who have dedicated much of their free time to promoting the arts in the local community.<br><br>Lexi Prante delves into the trend and people behind “The Crossfit Craze,” and Bailee Wicks has a short piece on revamping camping goodies with “S’mores Fun”<br><br>The articles were all conceived of, reported and written for Jennifer Green’s Freelance Magazine Writing seminar (Com 409) spring quarter.<br><br>The entire magazine is housed online here: <a href="http://Four Digital Journalism students published articles in the summer issue of KV Living, the quarterly magazine of local newspaper The Daily Record. Jack Lambert has the cover story, “Dust, Trails &amp; Smiles,” about the local mountain biking scene. In “Art and Medicine Intertwined,” reporter Natalie Hyland talks to Elise and Bruce Herman, two local doctors who have dedicated much of their free time to promoting the arts in the local community. Lexi Prante delves into the trend and people behind “The Crossfit Craze,” and Bailee Wicks has a short piece on revamping camping goodies with “S’mores Fun” The articles were all conceived of, reported and written for Jennifer Green’s Freelance Magazine Writing seminar (Com 409) spring quarter. The entire magazine is housed online here: https://issuu.com/dailyrecord/docs/2017_kv_living-q3_for_issuu">https://issuu.com/dailyrecord/docs/2017_kv_living-q3_for_issuu</a></p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>CWU senior joins Yakima Herald-Republic staff as summer internhttps://www.cwu.edu/communication/node/2578Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:12:12<p><img alt="" src="/communication/sites/cts.cwu.edu.communication/files/images/CWU%20intern.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 375px; margin-left: 4px; margin-right: 4px; float: left;">April Porter, a senior at Central Washington University, has joined the Yakima Herald-Republic for a 10-week internship.</p><p>Porter, a 22-year-old Yakima native, said she has liked writing since she was a child. During this internship, she hopes to improve her writing and research skills and learn more about the Yakima Herald-Republic.</p><p>Read more of this story in the <a href="http://www.yakimaherald.com/news/local/cwu-senior-joins-yakima-herald-republic-staff-as-summer-intern/article_baa42e4a-5648-11e7-9c3c-93ce438dcc59.html" target="_blank">Yakima Herald-Republic</a>.</p>CWU Student Media Have the Winning Touchhttps://www.cwu.edu/communication/node/2577Mon, 19 Jun 2017 16:11:57<p>Central Washington University’s student media outlets continue to win accolades in large journalism contests, beating out larger schools across a five-state region. <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/cwu-student-media-have-winning-touch" target="_blank">Read the rest of the story here.</a></p>Tomorrow: WICKED SMAHT: Third Thursday Thinks - Are We Ready for the Big One? https://www.cwu.edu/communication/node/2576Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:47:49<p>Are We Ready for the Big One?</p><p>Join Department of Communication Professor Kevin Brett for a discussion on Disaster Communication at the Iron Horse Pub in Downtown Ellensburg tomorrow evening.<br>Kevin will speak on prevention and response communication strategies for natural and man-made crises in a digital world – the next installment in the WICKED SMAHT: Third Thursday Thinks Series.</p><p>June 15th<br>7:00 PM<br>Iron Horse Pub</p></br></br></br>Pulse Wins SPJ National Mark of Excellence Awardshttps://www.cwu.edu/communication/node/2575Thu, 25 May 2017 08:20:45<p>Simone Corbett, Nicole Trejo-Valli, Bailee Wicks, Bailey Williams<br><br>Congratulations! Your 2016 Mark of Excellence submission, Sexual Assault: What's Behind the Rise in Reports on Campus?, has been designated as a NATIONAL WINNER in the Non-Fiction Magazine Article category!&nbsp;<br><br>National Mark of Excellence Award judges could select one national winner and up to two national finalists (runners-up) in each category.<br>A full list of winners and finalists will be available Friday, May 26th at <a href="http://www.spj.org" target="_blank">www.spj.org</a>.<br><br>National winners will be acknowledged during the Excellence in Journalism 2017 conference at the Student Union event, Friday, September 8th in Anaheim, California.<br><br>Congratulations again on a job well done!</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>SOURCE Award Winnershttps://www.cwu.edu/communication/node/2574Wed, 24 May 2017 17:09:17<p>We are very happy to say that the Communication department was awarded 5 of the 52 SOURCE Awards this year!!!&nbsp; The awards received in our department are as 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