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Annual Summer Journalism Camp Goes Virtual

The Department of Journalism hosted its first virtual summer high school journalism camp this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The pivot to digital was an important lesson for students to learn, as it taught them how to adapt to changing situations and pivot at a moment’s notice — good skills for any journalist to know…. Read more »

Journalism Major Awarded Instagram Local News Fellowship

A headshot of TCU journalism major Olivia Wales.

By Margaux Nersesian, Strategic Communication major, Class of 2021 Rising senior Journalism major Olivia Wales reflects positively on her experience in the Instagram Local News Fellowship this summer, a collaboration between the Facebook Journalism Project and the Reynolds Journalism Institute. The mission of the Instagram Local News Fellowship is to support local newsrooms in their… Read more »

Journalism Students Recognized With 2020 TAPME Awards

The Texas Associated Press Managing Editors (TAPME) has recognized TCU Student Media in a number of categories in their 2020 awards contest. The awards recognize outstanding journalism as practiced by the state’s daily newspapers. Journalism students Grace Amiss, Carolina Olivares, Drew Mitchell and Robbie Vaglio are among this year’s winners. Grace Amiss won 1st place for Video Shorter… Read more »

TCU Student Media Earns TIPA Awards

TCU Student Media was recognized in this year’s Texas Intercollegiate Press Association (TIPA) contest. TCU entered in the electronic media category and placed in most categories. Multimedia Story, 3rd place: Drew Mitchell, Carolina Olivares – Students, faculty protest police brutality following death of Atatiana Jefferson Multimedia Story, Honorable Mention: Carolina Olivares – Overcoming obstacles: graduate… Read more »

TCU News Now Staff Produces Newscasts Remotely

By Jenni Royston, News and Media Studies major, Class of 2020 Since the coronavirus pandemic has caused Texas Christian University to move all classes online and students and professors are now working from home, everyone has had to take time to adjust. Staffers with TCU News Now, a student produced newscast, are learning how to… Read more »

Q & A with News Anchor and Reporter Kris Gutierrez ’99

A photo of Schieffer College alumnus Kris Gutierrez, Class of 1999.

  We caught up with Schieffer College alumnus Kris Gutierrez ’99, a news anchor and reporter for NBC 5 in Dallas-Fort Worth. Gutierrez serves on the Schieffer College Board of Visitors and loves to give back to his alma mater whenever he can. He shares the ways he likes to mentor students, including hosting a… Read more »

Thomason Retiring After 35 Years at TCU

A headshot of Journalism Professor Tommy Thomason in 2012.

By Desaray Hickombottom, Communication Studies major, Class of 2020 Tommy Thomason, a Journalism professor and the director of the Texas Center for Community Journalism, is retiring after 35 years at TCU. During his time in the Schieffer College, Thomason has taught a number of courses including Media Writing & Editing; Public Affairs Reporting; and Issues… Read more »

Journalism Students Visit NBCDFW Newsroom

A group of journalism students pose on the anchor desk with Schieffer College alumnus Kris Gutierrez.

By Desaray Hickombottom, Communication Studies major, Class of 2020 Some Schieffer College students had an opportunity to visit NBCDFW’s studios this semester, a news station in a top five market. Students from the Introduction to Journalism and Advanced News Production classes were accompanied by their professors, Melissa Harrison and Patty Zamarripa, to tour the studios and… Read more »

Pulitzer Student Fellow Reflects on Her Experience Abroad

A photo from Mariana Riva's trip to Colombia.

By Desaray Hickombottom, Communication Studies major, Class of 2020 Mariana Rivas, a senior journalism major who grew up in Houston, Texas, has been awarded a fellowship from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to report on birthright citizenship in Colombia. The Pulitzer Center provides journalism students with the opportunity for paid fellowships to pursue international… Read more »

Department to Host Immigration Discussion Oct. 23

A graphic advertising the upcoming "The Past and Future of Immigration" event held at TCU on October 23.

Immigration is an issue that has drawn more heat than light. Please join us at 6 p.m. Oct. 23 in the BLUU Auditorium for “The Past and Future of Immigration,” which will include a panel discussion and short film screening on the topic of immigration reform. The Department of Journalism at the Bob Schieffer College… Read more »