Innovation at Gatehouse Media’s Design Space

By Ashley Yosko SAN MARCOS – Project designers from Gatehouse Media shared the importance of innovation in digital journalism and design in careers at the annual Mass Communication Week on Monday. Both representatives from Gatehouse are also recent graduates from college; they each graduated last year with degrees focused in the fields of journalism and graphic design. Designer at Gatehouse’s […]

Join us for Mass Comm Week 2016!

We’re excited for this year’s Mass Comm Week event, scheduled for the week of October 24 – 27. In addition to guest speakers and panels, a variety of workshops and hands-on sessions will be offered to our students. The week will conclude with a meeting of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication Advisory Council and a Meet ‘n’ Greet […]

Mass Comm Week ’15: October 19-23

Kick off your career by interacting with the pros during our annual week of cutting-edge advice and information. Panelists and guest speakers include alumni who were in your shoes yesterday and are leading the professions today: advertising, digital and electronic media, journalism and public relations. So who’s coming to Mass Comm Week? A sneak preview: Domingo Martinez, journalist and author […]

Mass Comm Week 2014 – Oct. 20-24

[Refine] Your Path. [Redefine] Your Future. [Reinvent] Yourself. Seize the moment to listen and connect with industry professionals — including stellar alumni of Texas State University — during our annual week of cutting-edge career advice, training sessions and guest speakers for all tracks: journalism, public relations, advertising and electronic media. [Welcome to your future.] Mass Communication Week ‘14 Oct. 20-24 […]

Mass Comm Week Social Stats

Mass Comm Week was a great event, and students participated by contributing to our social media presence. Students did 58 posts on this site during the month of October. The blog received more than 14,000 pageviews during the past month and almost 9000 during Mass Comm Week. There were 1145 tweets using the #mcweek hashtag, 318 tweets done to promote […]

Denise Malan Helps Students Dive Into Data

By Zac CarlsonDenise Malan gave Texas State University students and faculty an in-depth look at data journalism Friday. Malan, the director of data services at IRE, spent two hours teaching attendees how to use Microsoft Excel to find and make sense of raw data. Malan stressed the importance of data journalism in the news industry. Denise Malan closed out Mass […]

Mass Comm Week wraps with final look at data journalism

Mass Comm Week concluded Friday afternoon with Denise Malan’s fourth and final presentation on data journalism: “Diving Into Data.” Malan, director of data services for INN/IRE, discussed the basic functions of Microsoft Excel during her presentation, such as incorporating formulas, sorting, filtering and the use of pivot tables. She sought to highlight Excel’s simplicity and importance in journalism as a powerful reporting […]

Author Robert Kolker speaks to Texas State students on research, drafts, and the real publication process

By: Michael C. Seabrooke Monday, October 21, 2013 Texas State Professor Gilbert Martinez introduced the man few students had heard of, who in an hour would be discussed all week in the halls and around campus.  New York Magazine writer Robert Kolker flew down to San Marcos to spend the week talking to Mass Comm. students at Texas State about […]