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Schieffer Journalism Summer Camp Application Open

The application to apply for the 2019 Schieffer College Journalism Summer Camp is now open. During the two week residential camp hosted on the TCU campus, Schieffer College faculty and students work with high school students on the fundamentals of digital reporting. Program participants develop their critical thinking and writing skills while generating story ideas,… Read more »

Journalism Professor Releases New Book

Uche Onyebadi, associate professor and chair of the Department of Journalism, has written a new book that releases this month. “Music and Messaging in the African Political Arena” focuses on the way musicians, political interest groups, political activists and other stakeholders use songs and music for political messaging in African politics. It underlines the need for more… Read more »

TCU 360 Wins Online Newspaper of the Year

The Texas Associated Press Managing Editors (TAPME) recognized TCU Student Media in a number of categories at the 2018 TAPME Awards. TCU 360 was honored as the online newspaper of the year. Rachel Piper, a judge and the digital news editor of The Salt Lake Tribune, said that TCU 360 is, “A well-designed site with… Read more »

Associate Professor Melita Garza appears on KERA’s “Think”

Melita M. Garza, assistant professor of journalism, recently appeared on KERA’s “Think” to discuss her new book “They Came to Toil” (Newspaper Representations of Mexicans and Immigrants in the Great Depression). Garza analyzed the way three San Antonio daily newspapers covered this story of the forced deportations of Mexicans. Listen to Garza on “Think.”

Journalism Students Honored at TIPA

Congratulations to all of the students who were honored at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Awards! Kayley Ryan, First Place, Feature news Reporting Video:  Kristen Clarke, First Place, Sports Story Package Video: Caleb Jakana, First Place, Sports Event Coverage Video: Jacob Smith, Second Place, General News Video Story: Original article no longer available Riley Knight, Second… Read more »

Shugofa Dastgeer joins TCU faculty

Shugofa Dastgeer, assistant professor of journalism at Texas Christian University, recently told a little of her story to Natalie Solis for her In the Now segment on Fox 4 News. Denied formal schooling in Afghanistan until she was 16 years old, Dastgeer eagerly made up for lost time. Dastgeer recently earned her doctorate in journalism… Read more »

Schieffer Summer Journalism Camp Application Open

The application for the Schieffer Summer Journalism Camp is now open. In this two week residential program housed on the Fort Worth campus, TCU faculty introduce high school students to the fundamentals of digital reporting. Students develop their critical thinking and writing skills while generating story ideas, which they then report and develop into news… Read more »

TCU student receives prestigious IRE Award for “Voting Wars” investigation

Source: TCU This Week Elizabeth Campbell is one of 31 Carnegie-Knight News21 fellows to win an Investigative Reporters & Editors Award for the student reporting project Voting Wars. Voting Wars expands on a 2012 voting rights project, Who Can Vote?, and includes interviews with hundreds of people to determine voter access and participation in the 2016 presidential election. According… Read more »

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 »

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 »