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Student Journalists Win 2021 TAPME Awards

We congratulate our TCU Student Media journalists, who placed in seven categories in this year’s Texas Associated Press Managing Editors awards contest. The awards recognize outstanding journalism as practiced by the state’s daily newspapers. TEAM EFFORT First place – Renee Umsted, Haley Cabrera, Connor Cash, Haeven Gibbons, Braden Roux, Matthew Sgroi, Charlotte Tomlinson: Game Day… Read more »

Journalism Students Awarded for Excellence in Student Media Work

The journalism department recognized this year’s outstanding student journalists with the Jay and Gail Milner Distinguished Student Journalism Awards. Winners were selected by judges Sean Jensen, Andrea Masenda ’13 and Lena Blietz ’15. “The entries were really, really impressive. I’m encouraged by the new generation of journalists. There were several categories where I could have… Read more »

Career Ready: TCU Class of 2021 Already Making an Impact

A photo of TCU student Zuzi Oseguera, Class of 2021.

Another graduating class of Horned Frogs is ready to change the world for the greater good. Finishing strong amid a pandemic, members of the class of 2021 have proved their resilience and grit, skills valued by potential employers. The TCU Center for Career & Professional Development shines the spotlight on a sampling of TCU’s amazing… Read more »

Dean Authors New Book About Ethics and Culture

A photo of Schieffer College dean Kristie Bunton with stacks of her new book, "Having Their Say: Athletes and Entertainers and the Ethics of Speaking Out."

Kristie Bunton, dean of the Bob Schieffer College of Communication and professor of journalism, has solo-authored her first book, “Having Their Say: Athletes and Entertainers and the Ethics of Speaking Out.” The book, now available for purchase online, examines the ethical issues that arise when famous people speak out on issues often unrelated to the performances… Read more »

Student Journalist Places in Hearst Journalism Awards Program

A headshot of TCU journalism major Olivia Wales.

A senior journalism major has been named one of the top 10 winners in the college Personality/Profile Writing category of the 61st annual William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program. Olivia Wales placed seventh in the contest for her spring 2021 TCU 360 feature article, “Chemistry professor misses first TCU basketball home game in 40… Read more »

TCU Student Media Wins Numerous TIPA Awards

The Texas Intercollegiate Press Association logo.

The Texas Intercollegiate Press Association awarded TCU Student Media with 10 awards in eight categories, a mix of first, second and third places, as well as several honorable mentions. We congratulate our student journalists! Overall Design – Web (Division 1) Place Name: First Place Contestant Name: TCU Entry Title: TCU360.com Entry Credit: TCU360 Staff Judge… Read more »

Recent Journalism Faculty Publications

Uche Onyebadi & Mohamed A. Satti (2021). Does local news always dominate newspaper front-page news? A study of the Kuwait Times, 2017–2019. Published online by the Journal of International and Intercultural Communication (Taylor & Francis), DOI: 10.1080/17513057.2020.1869287     Shugofa Dastgeer’s article, “The Disappearing Female Candidates: A Framing Analysis of Newspaper Headlines in the 2020 Presidential Election,” has been published in the Southwestern… Read more »

Star-Telegram Publishes Journalism Major’s News Story

A photo of TCU journalism major Haeven Gibbons.

A news story written by a Schieffer College student Haeven Gibbons about the state of homelessness in Tarrant County has been published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Gibbons’ reporting found that colder temperatures, the economy and the pandemic are putting a strain on local shelters’ resources. The sophomore journalism major originally wrote the article for her… Read more »

Class of 2020: Renee Umsted

A photo of Renee Umsted, TCU Class of 2020.

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas My degree: B.A. in journalism My favorite class or professor in the Schieffer College: Dr. John Tisdale and Jean Marie Brown instilled in me a passion for solid, ethical journalism. They taught me how to think, how to ask good questions, how to write and how to rewrite. They gave me guidance, support… Read more »

Assistant Professor Awarded for Teaching Excellence

A photo of Schieffer College faculty member Jean Marie Brown dressed in academic regalia.

Jean Marie Brown, assistant professor of professional practice in the department of journalism and director of student media, was named one of three winners of the 2020 TCU Deans’ Award for Teaching. The announcement was made at fall convocation, which was celebrated virtually this year. In a letter, Brown’s nominator commends Brown for her “natural flair… Read more »