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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 »

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 »