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Dale Blasingame


Dale Blasingame

Email: blasingame@txstate.edu
Temporary Office: Old Main 230B
Twitter: @daleblasingame
Personal Website: daleblasingame.net

Courses:
Advanced Social Media and Analytics
Drones and Sensors
Mobile Storytelling in the Park
Web Design and Publishing
Fundamentals of Digital and Online Media
Digital Entrepreneurship Speaker Series
Writing for Mass Media
Writing for the Electronic Media

Dale Blasingame is a senior lecturer in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. He received a master’s degree from Texas State in 2011 with a focus in New Media studies. Blasingame is part of the SJMC Digital Media faculty, and he teaches courses that introduce students to different aspects of how technology is changing journalism and media.
 
Before transitioning to Texas State, Blasingame was a television news producer. He spent nine years at WOAI-TV in San Antonio, where he won two Lone Star Emmy awards and was nominated for a third. Before that, he was a news anchor and sports reporter for KTSA-AM in San Antonio. In addition to his duties at Texas State, he is also the social media director for Leadhub, an Internet marketing company in San Antonio. Blasingame is a member of the Online News Association, Society of Professional Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
 
In his free time, Blasingame is an avid hiker and traveler. He writes for Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine and recently visited all 95 state parks in one year. His dog, Lucy, joins him on trips and loves to hike and climb rocks. Blasingame was included on the Texas Highways Magazine list of Extraordinary Texans for 2016. He’s been able to marry his passions of technology and our parks by creating a course called Mobile Storytelling in the Park, in conjunction with Texas Parks and Wildlife, where students produce social video content at state parks. Blasingame just received a grant to develop a Study in America course, where he will take students to do similar work in national parks.
 
Blasingame is a member of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation, National Park Foundation and National Parks Conservation Association.