COM210: Multimedia Content Creation, is a course offered by The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. The course is designed to teach basic digital media design and production using Adobe applications – Photoshop, Illustrator, Audition and Premiere. The COM210 syllabus has more information about the course.

Summer 2018 Instructor (main point of contact):


Colin Storm
Ph.D. Candidate
Office: Jackson 366
Office Hours: By appointment

Colin Storm is a Ph.D. candidate in The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. He holds a B.A. in journalism and mass communications from Whitworth University, an M.A. in intercultural communication from Fuller Theological Seminary, and an M.Ed. in education administration from Whitworth University. His primary research interests are in health communication and media history.

In addition to COM 210, Colin has been an instructor for COM 102 (Public Speaking in the Digital Age) and COM 225 (Sports Media) during the summer session, has TA’d various courses at WSU including COM 102, COM 210, COM 225, COM 309 (Quantitative Methodology), and COM 482 (Computer Mediated Communication). He has also taught SP 113 (Interpersonal Communication) as an adjunct professor at Whitworth University.

You can check out Colin’s professional web site here, where you can learn more about him both personally and professionally.

 Course Instructor:


Chelsea Newman
Office: MURROW 233
Office Hours: By appointment

COM210 Sections: 1-9, Online and Everett 
Chelsea is an Instructor at The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. She is a professional communication strategist with both academic training and field experience. Chelsea holds a Master of Science Degree in Technical Communication from Montana Tech of the University of Montana, where she acquired visual design science knowledge and quantitative analysis skills to compose demographically-targeted, research-based marketing campaigns. Chelsea also received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from the Washington State University Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. In her previous role as the Marketing and Public Relations Manager for Spokane-based Cancer Care Northwest, she was responsible for all internal and external campaign development, executing a tactical communications approach to optimize patient care needs for oncology diagnosis and treatment. She has extensive ad agency experience as well, having worked with multiple organizations to craft comprehensive marketing campaigns, including Memjet, Fanvision and Netflix. Chelsea is a Coug for life.

Name pronunciation: CHELL-see
Students can call me: Professor Newman, Chelsea

Course Designer:

lisa-waananenLisa Waananen Jones
Clinical Assistant Professor
Office: MURROW 209
Office Hours: By appointment
Lisa Waananen Jones is a clinical assistant professor at the Murrow College and a journalist specializing in data visualization and online storytelling. She earned her master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School, where she also taught multimedia skills. She worked on the graphics team at The New York Times graphics through the 2012 election and contributed to projects awarded multiple Malofiej and Society for News Design honors.

She teaches journalism, storytelling and visual communication courses and is a WSU graduate and lifelong Coug. She wrote most of the content for this course and will be featured in the tutorial videos for Adobe software. 

Name pronunciation: LEE-sa WAHN-a-nin JONES
Students can call me: Professor Waananen Jones, Professor Lisa