Kirsten Danis : Criminal Justice Watchdog, Editor Extraordinaire

by Elizabeth K. Stone SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – Behind every successful online journalism newsroom, there lies a great editor. The Marshall Project is a nonprofit organization focusing on criminal justice issues across the United States. Their managing editor, Kirsten Danis was in San Marcos this week for Texas State University’s Mass Comm Week. Originally fromRead More

Study in America program offered for School of Journalism and Mass Communication students

By Gabriella Carrizales Gac78@txstate.edu   SAN MARCOS — Senior lecturer Dale Blasingame and two students, Haley Jenkins and Zach Ientasch, gave background information and shared their experience during the first Study in America program. Study in America is a summer program that gives students the out-of-class experience while staying cost effective. This program travels withinRead More

The Marshall Project editor spoke on importance of rigorous reporting

By Lesly De Leon The Marshall Project Managing Editor Kirsten Danis shared the importance of rigorous reporting and offered advice to Texas State SJMC students Tuesday. Danis became managing editor for The Marshall Project in August 2015, about ten months after the project kicked off.  The Marshall Project, a nonprofit and nonpartisan journalism organization, focusesRead More

South Texas to Univision

By Imari Mora ism5@txstate.edu SAN MARCOS- Univision’s Emmy award-winning reporter Gary Cooper shared tips Thursday on making it from South Texas to a major market during the last day of Mass Comm Week. Cooper began his lecture with telling Texas State students as well as Laredo High school journalism students the ugly truth. Looking forwardRead More

Panel discusses digital advertising and social media jobs

By Meredyth Wiegand Mgw28@txstate.edu SAN MARCOS- A panel of Texas State University graduates spoke Thursday to current students about their jobs in digital advertising and social media as part of Mass Comm Week. University lecturer and Ad Club faculty supervisor, Emmeline Olson moderated “Everybody’s Surfing Now: Digital Advertising and Social Media” prompting the panel ofRead More