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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

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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: 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 »

Journalism Majors Awarded 2020 Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellowship

By Margaux Nersesian, Strategic Communication major, Class of 2021 TCU journalism majors Chloe Cloud ‘23 and Cristian Argueta Soto ‘21 have been chosen to participate in the 2020 Pulitzer Center Reporting Fellowship. The two will be working as a fellowship team to report on Costa Rica’s silent leadership in the fight against climate change. They… Read more »

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 »