Marketing and being a millennial

By Katherine Dowlearn Dax Patton, a Texas Tech alumnus and graduate with a degree in marketing and advertising, attended Texas State’s mass comm week discussing marketing like a millennial. Patton began his presentation with a list of things to keep in mind as students go into the world of business and work. “Read as much as you can, pay […]

Facebook employee teaches the hows of networking

by Eric Arredondo SAN MARCOS – Justin Johnson, a professional service employee at Facebook, visited Texas State to provide students advice and his stories of networking in a job search. Johnson started the seminar by briefly explaining his journey through college which included a spontaneous study abroad session in Barcelona during his crucial senior year. “I decided to hop a […]

South Texas to Univision

By Imari Mora 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 forward to the event Alison Bryce, […]

Network like a professional: Texas State students get useful tips during final Mass Comm Week panel

By Jessy Garza ( For Texas State University’s final panel at Mass Comm Week, Justin Johnson came to speak with students Thursday afternoon about the importance of networking, and how doing so could change a person’s life. Moderating the event was Texas State SJMC lecturer Holly Wise, who said she met Johnson last year and invited him to this year’s […]

All He Did Was Ask

By Jairo Devora As the age of technology continues to expand and evolve, something as simple as introducing yourself can impact your life forever, as it did for one Facebook networking professional. San Antonio native and University of Texas alumnus, Justin Johnson, is a networking professional based in Austin who, through Facebook, “manages different companies’ business models” and expands their […]


Johnson talking about obstacles he overcame. Photo by Adam Byerly By Adam Byerly SAN MARCOS– Justin Johnson, who has only been out of college for three-and-a-half years, visited students at Texas State to talk about his success from writing for the Huffington Post to working as a service professional for Facebook. His speech was inspirational as he talked about how […]

Marketing Like A Millenial

By Austin Calhoun Dax Patton, business development manager for SXSW Conference and Festival, spoke to Texas State students Thursday about marketing in the ever-evolving professional landscape. Patton began by telling his personal career story in which after working in staffing for a large company directly out of college, he took a risk and created Digital Touch Systems with a […]

Facebook professional shared networking tips with Texas State students

By Dayri Vargas-Osorio SAN MARCOS- Justin Johnson shared networking tips and experiences with students Thursday in the closing session of a successful Mass Comm Week at Texas State. Johnson, a San Antonio native, works in professional services for Facebook in Austin and shared some of his experiences in college as well as networking knowledge with students that attended the session. […]

Getting Hired in the Digital World

By Chelsea Verstegen A panel of four digital media professionals spoke during Mass Comm Week Thursday to share with current students their insight on what is necessary for a career in digital media, as well as their journey to where they are now. The panel was asked questions regarding what it takes to make it in the digital world and […]