Holly Wise speaks about solutions journalism in India and advice on researching newsworthy topics worldwide

By Zephanie Battle Zdb14@txstate.edu Holly Wise, Texas State journalism lecturer and journalist, joined Mass Comm Week 2018 from Karnataka, India, (via Skype) to highlight the effect of solutions journalism and how newsworthy topics can be found no matter where you live. As a Fulbright Scholar, Wise teaches classes, workshops and is often a guest speakerRead More

SJMC unveils new study abroad destination

SAN MARCOS, Texas – Texas State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication developed a new study abroad trip to Japan, different than trips currently offered to Europe. Students will travel to Japan for two weeks starting June 8 during the Summer I semester with Senior Lecturer and Assistant Director Gilbert Martinez and Senior LecturerRead More

Students not “stuck” in career

By Hannah Wisterman SAN MARCOS—Kerri Qunell, chief marketing officer at Trinity Episcopal School, advised students to take initiative and be flexible in their upcoming careers. Qunell, a Texas State School of Journalism and Mass Communication alumna, spoke at the Communication Careers Q&A. In the 15 years since she’s graduated, Qunell has worked for Dell, TVRead More

Media Entrepreneurs Need to Differentiate Themselves

SunLit Story Time co-founder Patrick Kelly told students Wednesday to differentiate themselves if they pursue an entrepreneurial media venture. “Focus your energy on what differentiates you. Outsource everything else,” he advised. Kelly and his wife, Susie, spoke to advertising and public relations classes at the Texas State Round Rock Campus about the Austin-based publishing and podcast companyRead More