Application for 2020 MCWeek Team Available

Texas State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication students have the opportunity to apply to a special course that will plan the 2020 Mass Comm Week event. The application can be found online and is due March 13. The course is known as MC4332 – PR Fundraising and Special Events. The course has multiple sections, but only selected students […]

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 […]

Changing media in the Wide World of Sports

SAN MARCOS, Texas — Sports broadcasters and talk radio hosts share information on covering sports in media and how it’s changing in the new digital age at Mass Comm Week on Friday. In a session titled “Play Ball: Sports in Media”, the four panelists, two of whom are Texas State alumni, gave experiences and tips on the world of sports […]

Media Entrepreneurs Need to Differentiate Themselves

SunLit Story Time co-founder Patrick Kelly told students Wednesday to differentiate themselves if they pursue an entrepreneurial media venture. “Focus your energy on what differentiates you. Outsource everything else,” he advised. Kelly and his wife, Susie, spoke to advertising and public relations classes at the Texas State Round Rock Campus about the Austin-based publishing and podcast company they launched in August. Their […]

Inside the world of SXSW

SAN MARCOS, Texas – With Texas State University hosting Mass Comm Week, Texas State alumni Chris Cantu and Pam Renteria talked about what it’s like to work for Austin’s famous South by South West (SXSW). In March, SXSW is put on by the city of Austin for about ten days. This festival shows live music, films, social media and new […]

Founder of Jump Influence speaks at Texas State

SAN MARCOS, Texas — Founder of Jump Influence Dustin Lien spoke to students about tools to build a portfolio and the importance of freelancing on Oct. 17 at Texas State University. During Mass Comm Week at Texas State, Dustin Lien, a Texas State alumni and founder of a digital marketing agency, spoke to students about freelancing. Lien graduated from Texas […]