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. creation. The COM210 syllabus has more information about the course.

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

Teaching Assistants:

Danielle Ka Lai Lee
Ph.D. Student
Office: Jackson Hall 366
Office Hours: Wed. 12:10-1pm

Danielle is a Ph.D. student at The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. She earned her M.A. in Psychology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and B.S.Sc. in Communication from Hong Kong Baptist University. Before coming to WSU, she worked for research of health communication and social media in City University of Hong Kong and the Open University of Hong Kong.

Soojung (Isabella) Kang (you can call me either Soojung or Isabella)
Master’s Student
Office: Jackson Hall 366
I am a Master’s student at The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. I am assisting COM 210 and COM 380 this semester. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Sungshin Women’s University in South Korea. You can find me at the TA’s office (Jackson 366) but the best ways to reach me are by email (soojung.kang@wsu.edu) or by appointment.

Kyle Lorenzano
Office: Jackson Hall 365
Office Hours: Mon/Wed, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. or by appointment
Com 210 Sections: 4 and 5

Kyle Lorenzano is a PhD candidate in the Edward R Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. He received his B.S. in Communication Studies from Arizona State University and an MA here at Washington State University. His primary research interests are in political communication, emerging media, and social change. Along with being a TA for COM 210, Kyle has also acted as a TA for COM 102 (Public Speaking in the Digital Age) and an instructor for COM 101 (Media & Society) during the summer session.

Name pronunciation: KAI-uhl Lo-ren-ZAH-no
Students can call me: Kyle, Mr. Lorenzano

Xizhu (C.J.) Xiao
Office: Jackson Hall 366
Email: xizhu.xiao@wsu.edu

Xizhu (C.J.) Xiao is a second-year Ph.D. student at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication. Prior to attending Murrow, Xizhu worked as a research associate at Dow Jones. She received her M.A. in International and Intercultural Communication from University of Denver and her B.A. in Japanese Studies with a minor in TV Editing and Directing from Communication University of China. Xizhu is fluent in Chinese, English and Japanese.

Chan (Jackie) Chen
Email: chan.chen@wsu.edu
Office: Jackson Hall 365
Office Hours: By appointment

Chan Chen is a 4th year Ph.D. student with research interest in the subject of “media and information”.

Jiawei Liu IMG_3501ps
Office: Jackson Hall 365
Office Hours: Mon. 11am-12pm
Name Pronunciation: Jay-way, Lay-o
Students can call meJiawei
Jiawei Liu is a fourth year PhD Candidate in The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. She earned her MA degree at Indiana University in Journalism. Her primary research interest is in health communication. She is interested in studying how people respond to messages regarding health-related stress, and how individual differences influence information processing, individuals’ attitudes and behaviors. Along with being a TA for COM 210, Jiawei has also been a RA in Communication, Emotion, and Cognition (CEC) Lab in Washington State University.

Yan Su1831079602
Ph.D. Student
Email: yan.su@wsu.edu
Office: Jackson Hall 366
Office Hours: Mon. 2 pm-3 pm
Yan is a Ph.D. student at The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. He obtained his M.A. in Emerging Media and Communication at the University of Texas at Dallas, and B.A. in Journalism at Xi’an International Studies University in China. His research interests focus on political communication and emerging communication technology.