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Mass Comm Week 2021: Virginia Alves and “What’s NEXT in Social Media”

By Allison Schroeder Web Content Assistant Manager Virginia Alves, a Texas State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication alumna, has seen great success in her career. Alves graduated from Texas State in 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in public relations with a concentration in digital media. She wishes that she could have majored in DMI (digital media innovation), but has seen a benefit from her public relations […]

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Laurie Segall speaking on Zoom. She is in zoom panel.


Mass Comm Week 2021: What’s Next With Laurie Segall

By Autumn McGowan Web Content Contributor On Tuesday, Oct. 12th, as a part of Mass Comm Week, Laurie Segall spoke about her journey as a journalist thus far and what she believes is next for the ever-changing world of technology. Segall is the CEO of Dot Dot Dot Media, a correspondent for 60 Minutes +, host of First Contact podcast, the former Senior Tech Correspondent for CNN, and a self-proclaimed weirdo.  […]

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Mass Comm Week 2020: Tik Tok Star, Summer Rachel Warren, Talks Building Social Media Brands

By Rachael GerronWeb Content Contributor Digital content creator and recent Texas State University graduate, Summer Rachel Warren, spoke to current Mass Communication students last week about her experience as an influencer and entrepreneur. Warren has nearly 250 thousand Tik-Tok followers and over 90 thousand followers on Instagram. On these social media platforms, Warren partners with clothing brands such as; Nasty Gal, Boo Hoo and Princess Polly to post fashion and […]

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My Favorite Journalists

By Tiger ShiWeb Content Contributor  Mass Comm. Week was last week and for International Men’s Day; I would like to thank three special journalists that made my studies in journalism possible. They are John Quinones of ABC News, Lester Holt of NBC News and Bob Woodward, the man who reported on the Watergate Scandal. These men are the role-model journalists that inspire me to look into the industry. John Quinones […]

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Mass Comm Week 2020 and a picture of John Hernandez.


Mass Comm Week 2020: John Hernandez and his Advice to Students

By Ally BolenderNews Content Manager John Hernandez graduated from Texas State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2018. Since then, he has worked as a fellow and research assistant at Minnesota Public Radio and APM Reports and is most recently the community manager for the Trusted Elections Network at the American Press Institute, which serves to connect journalists with experts and resources in misinformation and election administration to improve […]

todayNovember 17, 2020 25

The outside of Old Main with a Mass Comm Week banner above the door


Mass Comm Week: A Session On Trust & Credibility

By Brittany AndersonWeb Content Contributor For mass communication majors, mid-October is an exciting time to be on campus. It’s when Mass Comm Week happens: a week-long event that spans across a collection of different panels with speakers, resources, workshops and more aimed towards giving mass comm students career tips, new skills and opportunities for their future in a communication and media-centric career.   In the midst of “fake news,” deep fakes […]

todayOctober 25, 2019 6

Two men sit in a wide seminar room. Lucas Haskins wears a blue polo while sitting in a chair with his legs crossed as he listens to Brant Freeman talk next to him. Brant Freeman speaks to the crowd.


Mass Comm Week: ESPN+ Broadcaster Talks to TXST

By Timia CobbWeb Content Contributor Brant Freeman, ESPN+ announcer and broadcaster for the Texas State Athletics Department, spoke at Mass Comm Week about what it takes to do his job televising live sports. Freeman is also the video productions coordinator for the Texas State athletics department.  As a Texas State Alumni, Freeman shared the experiences he gained when he attended Texas State. He said these opportunities and resources pushed him […]

todayOctober 24, 2019 5

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Mass Comm Week: Digital Media Alumni Share Career Experiences

By Piper BlakeAssistant Web Content Manager The School of Mass Communication and Journalism (SJMC) is one of the largest schools within Texas State with a wide array of majors students can choose from. These majors include public relations, journalism, advertising and digital media. That is why we have Mass Comm week once a year that allows SJMC students to get more information on their chosen career and to create connections […]

todayOctober 23, 2019 23

Pablo Mercado sitting at a table holding a microphone to his mouth. The Vox Media website is on the large screen behind him.


Vox Media CTO Gives Advice at TXST Mass Comm Week

By Ally Bolender Web Content Contributor  Texas State University’s Mass Comm Week welcomed the chief technology officer (CTO) of Vox Media on Wednesday. Pablo Mercado graduated from Southwest Texas University with a degree in English. Mercado wasn’t sure what he wanted to do when he graduated but he knew he wanted to get involved in technology during the dot-com boom. What started as an interest in programming led Mercado to […]

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