Pulitzer Center and Journalism Department – Annual Symposium

In October 2016 the Department of Journalism announced a partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. March 23, 2017, the first annual symposium was held with TCU Journalism faculty, Pulitzer Center journalists, and guests. The morning session consisted of Dr. Daxton Stewart and Jon Sawyer speaking to journalism students. Mr. Sawyer discussed the demands… Read more »

STCO Professors Win Top Paper Awards at International PR Conference

The International Public Relations Research Conference which will take place March 8-12 in Orlando posted Top Paper awards late last week. Two professors in the Strategic Communication department have won awards for their submissions. “A Delphi Study to Identify Standards for Internal Communication,” Julie O’Neil | Texas Christian University, Michele Ewing | Kent State University, Stacey Smith |… Read more »

Happy 80th Birthday Bob!

Bob Schieffer, or “Uncle Bob” as our students call him, is celebrating his 80th birthday this month. To say a big “thank you” the Bob Schieffer College of Communication has a big birthday card set up in the Moudy South first floor lobby (Wed 2/22/17 – Fri 2/24/17). Please stop by to write well wishes…. Read more »

Gorvetzian Family Fund in Communication Studies

This year, the Bob Schieffer College of Communication proudly presents the Gorvetzian Family Fund in Communication Studies. The keynote speaker will be Elizabeth Jenswold, Vice President of Human Resources for JP Morgan Chase. The day’s events include: 9: 15 a.m. Fireside Chat and Breakfast 12 p.m. Student come-and-go lunch,  Moudy South 3rd Floor Foyer 5 p.m…. Read more »

Behind the Scenes at the Inauguration

Very few people get to see what it is like behind the camera in a newsroom. Even fewer get to be in Washington D.C. during the inauguration of a president. At this inauguration there was one TCU student interning with CBS and Face the Nation. Click below to see the “Intern Diary” of TCU junior and… Read more »

Journalism Graduate Celebrates 50 Years as the Voice of Stock Show

Roy Eaton graduated from  the department of Journalism in 1959.  He went on to work at a now extinct radio station, KXOL, with our namesake Bob Schieffer. While at KXOL the Fort Worth Stock Show asked him to announce the parades for judges. “Then, about 20 years ago, they decided that they would get some professional broadcast… Read more »

Success for 93′ Graduate and BOV Member, Krys Boyd

Krys Boyd graduated from the then Radio, TV, Film department in 1993, now known as FTDM. If you regularly listen to the DFW radio station KERA Radio 90.1 FM, an NPR station, then you have most likely tuned in to the talk show Think at some point. In 2006 Krys became the host of the talk… Read more »

Full House for Bob Schieffer Q&A

Last night Bob Schieffer led a Q & A session on the election and the pending innaguration to a packed room, with some audience sitting on the stairs. Dean Bunton moderated the evening. You can read the Star-Telegram article: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/election/article117852663.html              

TCU International Students Discuss the 2016 Election

Last night the Department of Journalism partnered with TCU International Student Services to sponsor a public panel entitled “Looking from Outside: TCU International Students’ Insights on the 2016 Race for the U.S. White House.” A group of international students discussed their views of the 2016 presidential election, including some advice on what American citizens should consider… Read more »

International Students’ Perspectives on the 2016 Election

Join us for an exciting panel discussion exploring TCU international students’ perspectives on the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election! Countries represented include Brazil, Canada, El Salvador, Haiti, Nigeria, Rwanda, Venezuela and Vietnam, and the discussion will be moderated by Dr. Kristie Bunton, Dean of the Bob Schieffer College of Communication. Light refreshments will be served beginning at… Read more »

New Article by Dr. Ledbetter and Shawn Redd

Dr. Andrew Ledbetter and 2012 Master of Science graduate, Shawn Redd, of the Communications Studies department have a article in the latest issue of the Western Journal of Communication. The research article is entitled “Celebrity Credibility on Social Media: A Conditional Process Analysis of Online Self-Disclosure Attitude as a Moderator of Posting Frequency and Parasocial Interaction.”  

Journalism partners with Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

On October 8th, in Washington D.C., the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting was celebrating its tenth anniversary. The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is a nonprofit journalism organization which provides funding for journalists covering under-reported stories around the world. During the festivities it was announced that the Department of Journalism has joined the diverse network of colleges… Read more »

Two Exciting Events in October

Mark you calendars for this year’s Careers in Communication and Media Professionals Networking Night! RSVP for both events with FrogJobs. Call 817-257-4141 or visit careers.tcu.edu Both are fantastic opportunities to get inspired about your career in a communication field and meet current professionals.

Students place second in national competition with senior Capstone project

[easingsliderpro id=”1″] This article is written by TCU This Week. Violence involving police officers is a frequent topic in the media as of late, highlighting the strain among police officers and the communities they serve. Some TCU students and their peers throughout the country are working to be part of the solution to this national… Read more »

PRSA to Welcome Margaret Ritsch, APR into its Prestigious College of Fellows in 2016

PRSA to Welcome Margaret Ritsch, APR into its Prestigious College of Fellows in 2016 Fort Worth, TX August 3, 2016  — The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) has announced the election of Margaret Ritsch, APR, a faculty member at Texas Christian University (TCU), into the organization’s prestigious College of Fellows, an honorary organization within… Read more »

Journalism student, an intern at NBC 5, teaches alumni, an NBC anchor

Journalism senior, Kristen Weaver is making the most of her summer! She is an intern at KXAS-TV, NBC DFW and recently took the opportunity to share some of her own knowledge with Journalism alumni and co-anchor of NBC 5 News at 5, Kris Gutierrez. Watch this video on Facebook of Kristen Weaver teaching Kris Gutierrez how to capture a… Read more »

Joel Anderson and Jim Witt join BSCOC Board of Visitors

Read full article on TCU This Week. Senior BuzzFeed reporter Joel Anderson specializes in covering stories on race, sports and culture. He is one of the few correspondents who reported from ground zero in Ferguson during the recent riots.  Mr. Anderson graduated from TCU in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. Jim Witt is… Read more »

Bob Schieffer’s new podcast series: State of Journalism

Bob Schieffer’s New Podcast Investigates the Future of Journalism The “State of Journalism” is hosted by Bob Schieffer and Andrew Schwartz and is made in collaboration between the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) and the Bob Schieffer College of Communication. In the series Mr. Schieffer and Mr. Schwartz will interview leaders in modern journalism,… Read more »

National Finalist SPJ Mark of Excellence Award

Joey McReynolds’ 2015 Mark of Excellence submission, Kicker Makes History, has been designated as a NATIONAL FINALIST in the Television Sports Photography category! Joey won the regional competition and was selected as a national finalist from a pool of 11 other 1st place regional winners.   See the national winner and finalist list here: https://www.spj.org/moe15.asp

Bob Schieffer on campus – and honored by Press Club of Dallas

This week Bob Schieffer is back at his alma mater. Mr. Schieffer will be speaking to a few classes and visiting college events happening this week. Last nigh Bob Schieffer was honored by the Press Club of Dallas. The event was described as “engaging and thought-provoking evening with one of the most respected journalists and… Read more »

Student Journalists and News Operations Staffs Win 32 Awards at TIPA Convention

Student journalists from TCU 360’s news operations have won 32 awards, including nine first-place awards, from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, the nation’s oldest and largest student media organization. The awards included individuals and staffs for the TCU 360 news website, Image Magazine, The Skiffx360 newspaper, and the TCU Sports Now and TCU News Now… Read more »

Schieffer Associates

The marketing & promotions creative team for the Bob Schieffer College of Communication We are building a team of students who will work closely with the dean’s office of the Bob Schieffer College of Communication to build creative marketing materials and forge a strategic and energetic image across print and digital platforms. We will accept up to three students… Read more »

Honors Student Wins Battle of the Flowers

Last month John Biebighauser and Stephanie Milligan competed in the Battle of the Flowers Oratorical Contest. First prize included a cash prize and a ride in the Fiesta San Antonio parade on April 21st. Both students are in the John V. Roach Honors College. Mr. Biebighauser received first prize for the competition. The pair was coached by… Read more »