Local media describes the ever-changing world of sports news at Mass Comm Week

By: Ishmael Johnson Texas State senior lecturer Larry Carlson introduces the panel of speakers. For Texas State Mass Comm Week, a sports media panel consisting of Kirk Bohls, David Chancellor, Tim Griffin and Jeff Howe spoke Thursday in Old Main 234. Headlined by award-winningAustin-American Statesman columnist, Kirk Bohls, the panel discussed the ever-changing world of sports news coverage in every […]

Data director for INN/IRE speaks to students about the importance of data journalism

Denise Malan, INN/IRE data director, spoke to students Thursday morning about the importance of data journalism in the newsroom for Mass Communication Week. Malan, who was previously the data/investigative editor at the Corpus Christi Caller-Times for three years, discussed how data journalism can help students find good jobs and credit stories by providing factual information.     “Basically, with data journalism, […]

Harnessing Digital Power With Community Cinema

By: Spencer McAdams Through the Community Cinema outlet, speaker Sergio Carvajal-Leoni explains how and why technology can easily be acquired to serve the needs of the user.  During the course of the speech, given to an auditorium full of students in accordance with Mass Comm Week, Mr. Carvajal explains the “whats” and “whys” of his journey through many careers in […]

Guiding the Digital Ecosystem with Alyssa Robinson

By: Christina Bernhard Associate Director of Digital Strategy at Rockfish, Alyssa Robinson presents to students Thursday about the digital world and how to land a job in the industry during Texas State’s Mass Communication Week.   Robinson began with educating the audience on the digital industry with shocking facts about its growth. Eighty-one iPads are sold, 600 new YouTube videos […]

Texas State University Hip Hop Congress pumps up prospective Laredo High School students By Jon Wilcox Select representatives from the Texas State University student organization, the Hip Hop Congress, met with prospective seniors from Laredo, Texas’s Lyndon B. Johnson High School in an anything but a normal information session. More than forty high school seniors gathered on Wednesday at noon […]

INN/IRE director informs students about investigative data journalism

By Garrett Flores Denise Malan, INN/IRE director of data services, briefed students about investigative data journalism, Wednesday, for Texas State’s Mass Communication Week. Malan discussed the benefits of data journalism and talked about how it helps reporters tell a story that’s backed up by factual information. “You’re finding things even the people who made the data may not have known […]