Mass Comm Week closes its books on its 29th annual conference

Written by Paul Rodriguez The Mass Comm Week at Texas State just wrapped up! We had several speakers come to this year’s event including Brant Freeman, Lynn Walsh, Norma Lujan, and Pablo Mercado as the keynote speakers. Other sessions included a panel of individuals from the Scoremore team that creates festivals like JMBLYA, Ogden Payne, who gave students an insight […]

Journalism across the world: Texas State gets visit from Central Asian journalists

By: Sierra Martin The Texas International Education Consortium held a panel Friday during Mass Comm Week at Texas State University with a group of professional journalists from their Central Asian Journalist-in-Residence Program. During the panel, the journalists discussed their experiences with writing in the Central Asian countries including Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The journalists noted the differences […]

Advertising and public speaker inspires for Mass Comm Week

By Danielle Wright San Marcos – Texas State alumna Norma Lujan was the keynote speaker for advertising and public relation majors Thursday for Mass Comm Week. Lujan gave a motivating presentation to a full house of students about what it takes to become successful in the advertising industry and how that propelled her to the world of social economy and […]

By: Belle Rushing sbr55@txstate.edu SAN MARCOS — Norma Lujan, a business woman who has worked in many positions, was the keynote speaker for Innovation for a Cause and shared her background and advice for working in the advertisement field. Lujan first shared her background, saying she was from Chihuahua, Mexico. At 16 she moved to San Marcos to attend Texas […]

Texas State alumna Brooke Phillips talks about transitioning from student to professional

By Lacey Harper SAN MARCOS, Texas – Texas State University welcomed alumna Brooke Phillips Thursday as part of Mass Comm Week to discuss transitioning from student into professional life. South Dakota native Phillips discovered her passion for writing in high school. Recognizing she could take her love of writing and turn it into a career she made the move to […]

Drones are being flown by Texas State students

By Bailey Brown Bmb153@txstate.edu SAN MARCOS – The annual Mass Comm Week of 2019 held the third Drones Workshop in Sewell Park from 2-3:20 p.m. Thursday with Dale Blasingame and Sara Shields leading the workshop for Texas State students. Before students were allowed to fly, there were six basic safety regulations to cover. The pilot must know their air space: […]

Texas State alumna speaks about communication design and breaking into the professional world

By Rebecca Harrell rlh219@txstate.edu SAN MARCOS, Texas – Texas State University alumna Victoria Salinas gave three lectures Wednesday about her career from student to intern to professional in the media design field during Mass Comm Week. Salinas graduated from TSU in 2017 with a bachelor of fine arts degree in communication design. She was a graphic design intern for Margin […]

CTO of Vox Media visits Mass Comm Week 2019

By Ally Bolender Alb304@txstate.edu SAN MARCOS, TX – Texas State University’s Mass Comm Week welcomed the chief technology officer (CTO) of Vox Media on Wednesday. Pablo Mercado graduated from Southwest Texas University with a degree in English. Mercado wasn’t sure what he wanted to do when he graduated, but he knew he wanted to get involved in technology during the […]

Texas State hosts Forbes writer to speak with students about the music industry

By Ravyn Ammons     SAN MARCOS, TEXAS—Texas State University hosted Forbes writer and founder of For The Students, Ogden Payne, to speak with students in Centennial Hall Thursday morning to discuss how to land a career in the music industry. Payne was invited to speak on campus as part of Texas State’s Mass Comm Week, a five-day conference featuring guest industry […]

Austin based music festival promoters give insight into the music industry

By Tania Zapien t_z12@txstate.edu SAN MARCOS— Texas State University welcomed four executives from Score More Shows in a panel discussion in Centennial’s Teaching Theater on Wednesday morning. As part of Mass Comm Week, Lexi Dolan, Gina Martinez, Edward Castillo and Kevin Hayden, provided a crowd of students with insight into the planning and production of events within the music industry. […]