Texas State graduate students convene to offer advice for those considering a graduate degree

Graduate student panel with moderator, Michel Haigh, and panelists: Nicole Jones, Debra Price, Megan Gray and Michael Coker

By John Hernandez jeh153@txstate.edu SAN MARCOS, Texas – A Mass Comm Week panel of Texas State graduate students discussed their paths to graduate school and emphasized the value of real-world experience before pursuing a postgraduate degree. The panelists at the “Timing is Everything: What I Need from My Grad Degree” event in Old Main beganRead 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

War Correspondents Share Their Advice for Young Journalists

By Nathalie Cohetero nac75@txstate.edu During Texas State University’s annual Mass Comm Week, an award-winning panel of photojournalists offered insight Monday into the world of combat reporting. Among the experienced combat photojournalists were Brien Aho, Sig Christenson and William Nichols. Nichols, a military photojournalist and retired Air Force colonel, said he believes the photographs a reporterRead More

A Demographer’s Relationship with Mass Communication

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 toRead More

Telling the Untold Stories

Picture an Italian American. Now, picture a Texan Italian American. Documentary filmmaker Sergio Carvajal-Leoni said he wants to give Texans, and everyone, a picture of the Italian American culture in Central Texas. “We’re not telling our own stories,” he said, adding that people come from other places, like California, to tell the “Texas” story. Carvajal-Leoni’sRead More