Texas State alumni share their experience in the advertising field

With Mass Comm Week coming to an end, students gathered for the last event of the week to hear advertising graduates share their experiences in the work force. Recent Texas State University advertising graduates Divya Darsi, Matt Shoewalter and Olivia Williams each shared their journeys in landing a job after college and working as professionals. The panel started off with […]

Employers share what they seek in potential employees

With resumes in hand, students filed into the LBJ Ballroom where several companies set up booths filled with flyers and goodies in hopes of finding their newest intern or full-time employee. Every year during Mass Comm Week, Career Services hosts the Mass Communication Career Fair. People from a variety of businesses and companies set up shop in the LBJ Student […]

Virtual reality workshop prepares students for first full-course class in spring semester

By Katie Burrell Mass communication students at Texas State signed up for one of two virtual reality workshops held during Mass Comm Week days before the university’s first full-credit virtual reality course will be offered. Texas State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication has offered a virtual reality course in the past, but it did not last an entire semester, […]

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 from Massachusetts, Danis began her career […]

Speaker Kirsten Danis talks about the importance criminal justice coverage

McKenzie Cunningham @kenz_you_not The Marshall Project is one of the largest nonprofit news organizations in the country built to shed light upon the United States Criminal Justice System. The Marshall Project is an outlet for a straightforward form of journalism that helps fill the remaining gap created by other news sources. It takes already covered subjects mostly lying in the […]

Texas State alumni sit down with Dale Blasingame to talk about careers in web development

By Janessa Rutiaga — jmr297@txstate.edu Texas State University alumni sat down with professor Dale Blasingame during this year’s Mass Comm Week discussing their own experience working in the field of web development, and gave advice to current mass communication students. Alumni included Ashley Hebler of FANS 1st Media, Thomas Hodge of Sanders Wingo and Kimberly Cook of Zenoss. Blasingame led […]

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

By Gabriella Carrizales Gac78@txstate.edu 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 you the out-of-class experience while staying cost effective. This program travels within the states for students who cannot afford or do […]

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 within the states for students who […]

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

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 began by explaining their journeys to […]