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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 »

Students Encouraged to Celebrate National News Engagement Day

A student reads a newspaper in the newsroom.

By Desaray Hickombottom, Communication Studies major, Class of 2020 October 1, 2019 marks the sixth annual National News Engagement Day, when people are encouraged to engage with the news. On this day, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication encourages Americans to “read, watch, like, tweet, post, listen to, or comment on news… Read more »

Associate Professor Named 2019 Tankard Award Finalist

An image of the front and back book covers of Melita M. Garza's book, "They Came to Toil: Newspaper Representations of Mexicans and Immigrants in the Great Depression."

Melita M. Garza, associate professor of Journalism, was named one of three finalists for the 2019 Tankard Book Award given by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Her book, They Came to Toil: Newspaper Representations of Mexicans and Immigrants in the Great Depression, published by University of Texas Press, analyzes how news… Read more »

Students Recognized for Distinguished Work in Journalism

Omar Villafranca speaks to the audience at the annual Milner Awards luncheon.

The Journalism Department wrapped up the spring semester by celebrating the eighth annual Jay and Gail Milner Distinguished Student Journalism Awards. The awards luncheon, held May 3 in the Tucker Technology Center, was established by TCU Alumna Gail Milner in memory of her late husband, Jay, a long-time newspaper reporter. This year’s program featured keynote… Read more »

Workshop Highlights Drone Journalism Technology

A group of students are gathered around Jayne Orenstein watching the screen to see footage the drone was capturing from the sky.

By Christina Ligi, News and Media Studies major, Class of 2019 Journalism Innovation Day 2019 highlighted the latest technology of drone journalism and its innovative revolution in the world of news. The Schieffer College’s Department of Journalism and Dr. Shugofa Dastgeer, assistant professor of journalism, hosted this year’s Drone Journalism Workshop on Friday, March 29. Supported… Read more »

The Past and Future of Immigration Event

  The Department of Journalism, along with the Mexico Center at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and Rational Middle Immigration, will host “The Past and Future of Immigration” event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019 in Moudy North, room 141. Guests will view a few short films and then a panel discussion… Read more »

Mission Possible: Drone Journalism Workshop

image of a flying drone with text advertising the March 29 drone journalism workshop in the Bob Schieffer College of Communication

  By Christina Ligi, News and Media Studies major, Class of 2019 The Department of Journalism will host Journalism Innovation Day this Friday, March 29. As technology becomes a widespread new technique of modern journalism, the implementation of drones into the industry comes as no surprise. Supported by the Matthews Family Endowment for Journalism, this workshop… Read more »

Pulitzer Center and Journalism Department’s Annual Symposium

a graphic promoting the annual symposium

  On Thursday, March 28 the TCU Department of Journalism, in partnership with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, will host “Parents in Jail; Children in Limbo — What happens to children when parents serve time?” in Moudy South, room 204. The morning session begins at 9:30 with an overview of the “Children of the… Read more »

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 »