Student organization fair highlights opportunities for mass communication students

By Garrett McGinley The 2017 mass communication week officially begun Monday with the student organization fair. The fair is meant to emphasize the many organizations available to students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. These organizations all offer opportunities to network with students that hold similar interests. Some even offer hands-on work experience. One of those organizations […]

South Texas to Univision

By Imari Mora SAN MARCOS- Univision’s Emmy award-winning reporter Gary Cooper shared tips Thursday on making it from South Texas to a major market during the last day of Mass Comm Week. Cooper began his lecture with telling Texas State students as well as Laredo High school journalism students the ugly truth. Looking forward to the event Alison Bryce, […]

From Art Critic to Crime Reporter

By Jacob Karre SAN MARCOS ­— During the final morning of Mass Comm Week, Elaine Aradillas, crime reporter for People magazine, talked about taking her career from South Texas to New York City. Aradillas’ relationship with crime reporting started with her interest in art. At college she earned her degree in art from the University of Texas. Her initial […]

Insight into interviews and internships

By Martin Ramirez People Magazine staff writer Elaine Aradillas discussed interviews, internships and personal experience with students at Mass Comm Week Wednesday. Aradillas explained what an elevator speech is and its importance in obtaining career opportunities. “An elevator speech is basically your bio in the amount of time it would take to be on an elevator,” Aradillas said. She […]

Bridging Identities in the Newsroom

By: Caitlin Rodriguez Media representation is one of the main ways people gain exposure to cultures and identities that are not their own, therefore heightening the importance of journalists remaining accurate storytellers in a world filled with diverse narratives. Austin-American Statesman columnist Michael Barnes, along with Texas State journalism student and University Star writer, Ernest Macias, tackled the intricacies that […]

Luis Patino discusses the emerging Latin culture in the media

 Luis Patino discusses the emerging Latin culture in the media By: Chrisdyann Uribe Luis Patino, Univision Senior Vice President, brought Latino spirit in Old Maine earlier this afternoon discussing Hispanic’s involvement with politics and the future for Latinos in media. There are about 50 million Latinos in the U.S yet only 14 million are registered to vote. Univision does as […]