January 2022
Symposium Edition
Ann Curry to receive the
Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award
and present keynote at the 46th Symposium, April 5 - 6, 2022


The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication is delighted to announce award-winning journalist Ann Curry will receive the Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism and will deliver the keynote speech on Tuesday, April 5 at the 46th Murrow Symposium.

For over three decades, Ann Curry, an American journalist, photojournalist, and reporter, focused on human suffering in war zones and natural disasters. 

Panels, master classes and workshops will bring communication industry leaders from across the state and country to discuss this year's theme of "Elevate and Advocate: Communication for the Common Good. Click the "Learn More" button below for additional details about this hybrid event on April 5 -6, 2022 and how you can be involved in-person or virtually.  

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Call for Panelists and Participation
We invite you to join us and share your experience and expertise in our panels, workshops, and one-on-one sessions throughout #symposium46. Sessions will be held both in-person and virtually, with key events being held in both formats. 

This year our Symposium planning committee has identified the panel, workshops and master class topics ahead of our call for speakers. Please let us know which topic or theme aligns best with your experience. At times, we receive more interest in speaking than we are able to accommodate and will select speakers based on how their experience fits with this year's theme. Please click the link below to fill out a form to register your interest in speaking.

Nominate a Murrow College alumnus for the
2022 Hall of Achievement

Every year, the Hall of Achievement at The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication honors and recognizes outstanding achievements of select graduates. Last year, Janie McCauley, Class of '98 and Mark Wright, Class of '89 were honored as the 2020 recipients.

Do you know a Murrow College alumnus who is leading in their industry and embodies the values of ethics, innovation and professional ethics? Please take the time to submit a nomination for the Hall of Achievement! All nominations are due February 7, 2022. 
Submit a Nomination
Sponsor the 46th Murrow Symposium! 
Looking to increase your company's brand recognition with Murrow Cougs? Recruiting talented individuals for internships or full-time positions? Was the Murrow Symposium meaningful to you when you were a student, and do you want to help our current students experience a similar event?

Sponsors of the Murrow Symposium receive unique recognition benefits, including brand recognition, opportunities to recruit top communication students, and networking opportunities with Murrow College alumni and industry leaders.

We can work with you to customize your sponsorship level and recognition package to best suit your needs. Sample sponsorship levels and recognition benefits can be found here:  Link to 2022 Symposium Sponsorship Grid. 

To discuss this opportunity, please reach out to Camille Vaughn, Development Coordinator, at or 509-335-4575. 

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