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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 »

Journalism Graduate Celebrates 50 Years as the Voice of Stock Show

Roy Eaton graduated from  the department of Journalism in 1959.  He went on to work at a now extinct radio station, KXOL, with our namesake Bob Schieffer. While at KXOL the Fort Worth Stock Show asked him to announce the parades for judges. “Then, about 20 years ago, they decided that they would get some professional broadcast… Read more »

Behind the Scenes at the Inauguration

Very few people get to see what it is like behind the camera in a newsroom. Even fewer get to be in Washington D.C. during the inauguration of a president. At this inauguration there was one TCU student interning with CBS and Face the Nation. Click below to see the “Intern Diary” of TCU junior and… Read more »

TCU International Students Discuss the 2016 Election

Last night the Department of Journalism partnered with TCU International Student Services to sponsor a public panel entitled “Looking from Outside: TCU International Students’ Insights on the 2016 Race for the U.S. White House.” A group of international students discussed their views of the 2016 presidential election, including some advice on what American citizens should consider… Read more »

Journalism partners with Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

On October 8th, in Washington D.C., the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting was celebrating its tenth anniversary. The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting is a nonprofit journalism organization which provides funding for journalists covering under-reported stories around the world. During the festivities it was announced that the Department of Journalism has joined the diverse network of colleges… Read more »

Journalism student, an intern at NBC 5, teaches alumni, an NBC anchor

Journalism senior, Kristen Weaver is making the most of her summer! She is an intern at KXAS-TV, NBC DFW and recently took the opportunity to share some of her own knowledge with Journalism alumni and co-anchor of NBC 5 News at 5, Kris Gutierrez. Watch this video on Facebook of Kristen Weaver teaching Kris Gutierrez how to capture a… Read more »