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Trio of WWU faculty reflect on their time at Western as retirement looms 2023-05-05
Donut Hole win can guide transboundary strategy

Op-Ed by Derek Moscato, an associate professor in the Department of Journalism at Western Washington University and a research fellow with the Border Policy Research Institute.

BPRI, Derek Moscato publish new paper on BC 'Donut Hole' mining project 2023-04-21
Journalism’s Brian J. Bowe Receives Fulbright Award to Conduct Research Abroad in Palestine 2023-04-13
Cross-border news sources impact Skagit headwaters mining threat

New research published by Western Washington University’s Border Policy Research Institute (BPRI) shows cross-border news sources and advocacy groups’ impact on efforts to prevent mining in the Skagit River headwaters.

Derek Moscato, BPRI faculty fellow and associated professor of…

Journalism's Carolyn Nielsen wins AEJMC award for latest paper 2022-08-18
Teena Thach knows a place

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…

WWU cowboy shows fellow college students the ropes

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…

Student story: A morning in the life of a coxswain on WWU’s rowing team 2022-06-10
Floyd McKay, veteran Pacific Northwest journalist and educator, dies at 86

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…

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