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Mass Comm Week 2021: Jordan Gass-Poore as a CNN Podcast Producer and Freelance Journalist

By Rachael Gerron Web Content Contributor Mass Comm Week is an annual conference hosted by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) at Texas State University that aims to connect current students with professionals in the field of mass communication. SJMC Alumna Jordan Gass-Poore spoke to students on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, about how her degree in Electronic Media at Texas State prepared her for her career, including her […]

todayOctober 23, 2021 88

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SJMC Offers First-Time Study Abroad Opportunity to Asia

By Lauren Jurgemeyer Assistant Web Content Manager SAN MARCOS, Texas-- For the first time, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC) is offering a summer study abroad trip to Asia. The program--that spends time in two major cities of Japan--has a rapidly approaching deadline. Senior lecturer and program director, Gilbert Martinez, spearheaded the project. Following his mother’s passing, he traveled to Japan with another study abroad program in 2016 […]

todayFebruary 28, 2019 36

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Why You Should Study Abroad

By Lauren Jurgemeyer Web Content Contributor Last week, Dr. Sandhya Rao and Harry Bowers offered prospective study abroad students an informational panel during Mass Comm Week. The panel featured four past-study abroad students: Alexandra Briggs, Keeley Rubal, Paloma Gray and Sarah Juenke. All of the panelists studied abroad with the program in summer 2018 in London, England, and Geneva, Switzerland. The panelists all offered their insights to their personal experiences […]

todayOctober 26, 2018 13


Texas State Theatre’s “Ragtime” Gives Insight on Race Relations

By Addison McKissack Guest Student Journalist *The following article was not written by a KTSW staff member, but by a student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. It does not reflect the opinions and values of KTSW. As racial issues continue to grow in the Texas State community, the Department of Theatre and Dance’s decision to open the musical “Ragtime” demonstrates the longtime prevalence of such conflict. Texas […]

todayApril 4, 2018 27


Texas Tribune CEO Credits Millennials as Future of Journalism

Carlos Marquez News Reporter Texas Tribune Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith says that millennials control the future of Journalism. Smith was a guest speaker at Texas State University's Mass Communication week, where he spoke to hundreds of students early yesterday morning. He credits millennials with making social networking a vital tool for Journalists. He also says that the most important crowd to aim stories at are in fact the millennials. “The news […]

todayOctober 23, 2015 1


Texas Demographer Gives Perspective on Importance of Demographics

Nathalie Cohetero News Reporter For Mass Communication week, many guest speakers are offering their expert opinions and insight on the world of media. One way to help improve communications is studying the demographics of the public. State of Texas demographer, Dr. Lloyd Potter, explains what demographics can reveal. “Having some understanding of an audience, and what their characteristics are, and how they consume media, what kinds of things they’re likely […]

todayOctober 22, 2015 10


News Engagement Initiative Used to Entertain and Inform Students

Taylor Zavala News Director Today is News Engagement Day, an initiative aimed at getting young adults to become more engaged in current events. There will be a booth outside of the LBJ Student Center from noon to one, where students can play a game similar to Cash Cab, and answer current event questions to win prizes.  News Engagement Day is an initiative started by the President of the Association for […]

todayOctober 6, 2015 3

Whitney Shefte speaks at Texas State


Award-winning Photojournalist Whitney Shefte Speaks at Texas State

By: Joseph Teagle KTSW News Washington Post senior photojournalist Whitney Shefte is sharing her insights with students and faculty today at Texas State’s SJMC Digital Media Entrepreneurship Speaker Series. The Q&A session will focus on Shefte’s photojournalism experience. Shefte graduated college and became a professional journalist in 2006, a time when putting audio with pictures was a new concept for newsrooms, and few professionals had the necessary skills. Shefte’s understanding […]

todayApril 10, 2015 70

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