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    The Journalism Program's two full-time faculty members have more than 35 years of professional journalism experience between them. Professor Bill Stimson was a reporter for the Spokane Chronicle, United Press International and Reuters and was editor of Spokane Magazine and Universe Magazine. His articles have been published in the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek and other magazines and newspapers, and he is the author of several books. Program Director and professor Steve Blewett was a reporter and editor for the Spokesman-Review, worked in public relations for 15 years, is publisher of The Media Guide, and also has authored two books. In addition, news professionals are regular instructors in the program.

    Jamie Neely

    Associate Professor
    Patterson Hall 211F
    Phone: 509.359.7056
    Email: jneely@ewu.edu

    Specialization

    News commentary, editorial writing, feature writing, editing and column writing

    Biography

    University of Wyoming, BA,
    Eastern Washington University, MFA,
    Gonzaga, MA

    I have taught at Eastern Washington University since 2007. Previously, I served as a professional journalist for more than 25 years, most recently as an associate editor and member of the editorial board for The Spokesman-Review in Spokane, Wash. I also taught as an adjunct instructor at EWU and Spokane Falls Community College.

    Publications

    Write monthly opinion-page column for The Spokesman-Review; "Posting to the Web in Real Time" for The Community College Journalist GIFT 2009; Spokane Metro magazine.

    Courses Taught

    News Writing
    Mass News Media
    Editing
    Magazine Article Writing
    Critical Writing

    William Stimson, PhD

    Professor of Journalism
    Patterson Hall 211G
    Phone: 509.359.6034
    Email: wstimson@ewu.edu
    Specialization

    Newspaper and magazine journalism

    Biography

    BA - Eastern Washington University
    MA and PhD in history - Washington State University

    I have 20 years experience in newspaper and magazine journalism as reporter and editor. I have taught in the EWU Journalism Program since 1989.

    Publications

    "Depression-Era Spokane," The Pacific Northwest Inlander, May 6, 2009
    "The Fate of the Inland Northwest's Inhabitants," The Pacific Northwest Inlander
    "Spokane's First Family," Washington CEO Magazine, November, 2007.

    Courses Taught

    News and Feature Writing
    Reporting
    Photo-Journalism

    Contact Information

    Journalism Department
    211 Patterson Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004

    email: wstimson@ewu.edu
    phone: 509.359.6034

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