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Covering a Crisis: Memorial Day Weekend

Crisis Panel shares their perspectives during the Memorial Day Flood.

Local representatives from the City of San Marcos, KTSW radio, the University Star, Texas State Social Media and  Hays Free Press shared their media crisis stories from the Memorial Day flood during Mass Comm week. The panel was hosted by Mass Comm professor, Kym Fox, and was created in order to discuss what San Marcos… Read More

Jennifer Hogan Story Two


Anne Boyson is a futurist with after the Millennials, who lectured for students at Texas State University as a guest speaker during mass communication week. Both students and faculty attended the lecture to learn about the different generational patterns and trends that have changed over the years. Austin Clark, advertising major at Texas State, said… Read More

Careers in Web Developing, Something to Consider

Panel (from left to right) Cindy Royal, Josue Plaza, Ashley Hebler, Glynn Jordan

Mass Communication Week is already halfway over with the end of tonight’s last event: A panel discussion of Texas State grads about careers in Web Development. The panel consisted of Ashley Hebler, Josue Plaza, and Glynn Jordan, all alumni of Texas State. They talked about everything of their journeys to careers in web development including… Read More

Adventures in Editing with National Geographic’s David Brindley

David Brindley, managing editor for National Geographic, speaks to students and faculty Oct. 21 about effective copy editing in the Recital Hall in the School of Music building.

Even the editors at National Geographic magazine make copy-editing mistakes. David Brindley, managing editor for National Geographic, spoke with students and faculty Wednesday evening about the importance of thinking critically when it comes to copy editing. “It’s just thinking through things,” Brindley said. “Just thinking and being critical and having that critical eye of what… Read More

A Demographer’s Relationship with Mass Communication

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This week, SJMC students attended seminars designed to inform and inspire future mass communication professionals. In today’s event, Trending in Texas…, Texas State Demographer Dr. Lloyd Potter discussed population trends. Some students went to the presentations for class projects like junior Rachel Hudson, an advertising major, who attended for a live tweeting assignment. “I’m excited to… Read More