WSCA News is the community site for the Western States Communication Association. WSCA is a non-profit 501 c (3) organization with the purpose to unite people in the Western States who have an academic, lay or professional interest in communication and who want to promote their mutual educational interests. WSCA includes members from Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, and Hawaii as well as from the other 37 states and other countries. We welcome anyone with an interest in communication, academic or applied.
John Cagle, a former editor of the News, said many times – “Our hope is to make the newsletter a useful tool for WSCA and our members to communicate with one another.”
This site launched in April, 2011. For about 13 years prior to that time, the News was “published” electronically on a website, or through an email-newsletter. Those newsletters have been transferred to this site, and “posted” on a date matching when they were originally published. Click here to view back editions of the News in PDF format on WSCA’s website. Thanks to all of the prior editors who have made the News an important part of WSCA.
More about this site:
- We post 2-3 articles a week. Have something to post? Just send it to the editor, Michele Jackson, at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll put it in the queue.
- All comments are moderated, which means you won’t see any SPAM.
- We send all members an email about once a month, with the list of articles we’ve posted.
- We host pages for WSCA interest groups. To set one up, contact the editor.
- We aim for a complete record. Please share any back issues of the News that we are missing.
- We try to correct typos (even from past editions). If you see any that we’ve missed, let the editor know.
How to write a good post:
- Remember that the first 30 words or so will be the “blurb” on the front page, so write a good lead sentence.
- Include a photo or an image to include with the post.
- Include headings if the post is more than a couple of paragraphs long.
- Make it personable — we are a community and communities like to hear about each other, so please include names and specific information when it is relevant.