Holly Wise speaks about solutions journalism in India and advice on researching newsworthy topics worldwide

By Zephanie Battle Zdb14@txstate.edu Holly Wise, Texas State journalism lecturer and journalist, joined Mass Comm Week 2018 from Karnataka, India, (via Skype) to highlight the effect of solutions journalism and how newsworthy topics can be found no matter where you live. As a Fulbright Scholar, Wise teaches classes, workshops and is often a guest speaker for solutions journalism at Mount […]

Data analytics as a marathon, not a sprint

By Alexis Higgins Amh262@txstate.edu Two Texas State graduates offered their professional take on social media analytics in sports and entertainment during Mass Comm Week, saying clients required different levels of focus. JC Hernandez represented Under Armour where he works as a solutions planner for Connected Fitness. Daily, his team connects with consumers across four main platforms: MapMyFitness, MyFitnessPal, Endomondo, and […]

Former University Star editors reflect on student media

By Sawyer Click SAN MARCOS – In Thursday’s concluding Mass Communication Week panel, former University Star editors-in-chief and current public relations assistant reflected Oct. 18 on the importance and benefits of working for student media. The Benefits of Working for Student Media panel consisted of former editor-in-chief Debbie Hiott, who served from 1991-92, and Kelsey Bradshaw, who served from 2015-16. […]

Students not “stuck” in career

By Hannah Wisterman SAN MARCOS—Kerri Qunell, chief marketing officer at Trinity Episcopal School, advised students to take initiative and be flexible in their upcoming careers. Qunell, a Texas State School of Journalism and Mass Communication alumna, spoke at the Communication Careers Q&A. In the 15 years since she’s graduated, Qunell has worked for Dell, TV news, the nonprofit sector and […]

HBCUGameday draws attention to community

By Rebecca Cole   SAN MARCOS-Dedicated to fairness, accuracy and sports, Steven J. Gaither saw a need for coverage. Making the right plays led him to create HBCUGameday. After graduating from Winston Salem State in 2009, Gaither created the HBCUGameday website in 2012 to highlight culture and athletics at Historically Black Colleges. Gaither targets community which has helped increase follower […]

LoMonte speaks about freedom of speech on college campuses

By Lauren Rexroad SAN MARCOS— Frank LoMonte spoke to students about freedom of speech and regulations on speech concerning students Tuesday during Mass Comm Week. LoMonte, Professor and Director of the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information at the University of Florida, spoke during a Media Law class Tuesday morning in the Hines building. His lecture included several different examples […]