Getting the most out of networking

By Heidi Morrison Lisa Marie Gomez, owner of LMG Communications, and Gary Underwood, Director of Communications at Time Warner Cable for the Dallas area, discussed how simply knowing people is one of the best tools we, as mass communication majors, can bring to the table. “All of you are going to see yourself at some point in the future,” Gomez […]

Hispanic advertiser speaks to students

By Allen Reed The discussion at the Hispanic Advertising & Public Relations in the 21st Century event Thursday was geared toward a multicultural audience. Ashley Molton, Account manager for Bromley Communications, spoke to a nearly-filled room of students not just about Hispanic-specific issues, but advertising issues in general. Arthur Cavazos, an additional speaker, was not able to attend. “This type […]

Word Cloud of #mcweek Tweets

1400+ tweets about the event were generated using the #mcweek hashtag. This word cloud really provides a strong sense of the enthusiasm of the attendees and viewers – words like “good,” “great,” “awesome,” “excited,” and “love” were prominent! This was made by copying all the posts from #mcweek, doing a little cleanup of the text and inputting into Wordle.net.

Keeping up with the evolution of media

Jim McNabb and John Bridgesspoke to a room full of Texas State students on Tuesday about the evolution of media and what the future of media may bring. The speakers told the crowd that the “old ” media is threatened by new media technologies. McNabb stressed that the newspaper industry has to”figure out a way to survive” in order to […]

Panelists discuss new media

By Christine Mester Students were seen tweeting throughout Thursday’s panel on new media. Rob Quigley and Dave Doolittle of the Austin-American Statesman and Elise Hu of the Texas Tribune talked to students about the transition to new media and its role in changing journalism. Quigley said that resources such as Twitter bring a broader perspective to news stories. “I’m not […]

Ad/PR grads show success is not far away

By Thomas Courtney Of the four who made up the Ad/PR panel for Mass Comm Week, none were graduates earlier than 2004. Michelle Martin, 2009 PR graduate, Assistant Community Specialist for Computers for Learning, is having success in the PR world. “We set up computers for low income families and businesses, it’s non-traditional public relations, but I like it,” said […]

Alumni Say Dedication Leads to Success

By Emilie Boenig Students gathered in front of a panel of 4 Texas State journalism and broadcast alumni on Thursday afternoon with questions about life after college, internships, and finding the perfect job. With Laurie Fluker moderating, the panel discussed how a commitment to a career in mass communication can lead to great success. In some instances, commitment could mean […]

Burnie Burns and his Online Video Phenomenon

Burnie Burns, founder of Rooster Teeth Productions and University of Texas at Austin Alumni, came to speak to students about how to make online videos work for them during Mass Comm Week. Burns started off as a pre-med student and now produces a worldwide popular online series called Red vs. Blue. Burns switched his major because he saw the Internet […]

Grad students offer insight on their experience

By Michael Barrett Texas State School of Journalism and Mass Communication graduate students Dale Blasingame, Mairin Heard and Maira Garcia had some valuable insight for undergrads deciding whether or not to continue their education beyond a bachelor’s degree. Dale Blasingame graduated from Texas State in 1999 and has been a TV news producer for the last ten years, until starting […]