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.
BA, Journalism, EWSC, 1969
MA, English/Professional and Technical Writing, EWU, 1981
Editor/Reporter, The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, 1970-1973; Public Relations Coordinator/Director, Washington Water Power Company (now AvistaCorp), 1973-1988; adjunct faculty, Spokane Community College and EWU, 1980-1988; Journalism Program Director, EWU, 1988-2005; Assistant Professor, EWU, 1988-1994; Associate Professor, EWU, 1994-2001; Full Professor, 2001-2007; Accredited member International Association of Business Communicators, 1978-present; numerous publications in national and international publications and numerous awards and honors, including being named Dean's Honor Faculty eight times.
News commentary, editorial writing, feature writing, editing and column writing
University of Wyoming, BA,
Eastern Washington University, MFA,
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.
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.
Mass News Media
Magazine Article Writing
Newspaper and magazine journalism
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.
"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.
News and Feature Writing
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