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2018 TIPA Convention

2018 TIPA Convention

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication offers a Bachelor’s of Science degree in journalism as well as a minor in journalism. Journalism majors take a variety of courses designed to provide core skills necessary for the field as well as courses designed to meet individualized interests.

All journalism majors and journalism minors are required to take MC1313: Media Writing, which teaches basic media writing with a focus on digital skills. as well as multicultural competencies as they relate to journalism. From there, required courses build on the core skills of media writing and add visual skills. Students also have the option of pursuing a 9-hour concentration in Sports Media.

Students who elect not to pursue a concentration are free to select courses from across the mass communication curriculum to build a portfolio catering to individualized interests. Students are encouraged to explore individual courses in digital media, visual journalism, various writing genres, public relations, advertising or international communications.

Faculty in the journalism program bring a blend of professional and academic experience to the classroom. Working journalists serve as part-time faculty to maintain a connection to the profession.

For more information about the journalism major or minor, contact:

Kym Fox, professor of practice and journalism program coordinator
kfox@txstate.edu
512-245-2656
Old Main 202A

Internships & Campus Media

Journalism majors are encouraged to seek internships but are not required to do so. The school’s internship coordinator maintains relationships with employers offering internships and provides guidance in seeking internships.

Campus media outlets also provide valuable practical experience. Students may work at campus media outlets The University Star and KTSW-FM 89.9 radio on a volunteer basis, for course credit or as a student media employee.

Journalism Faculty

Kym Fox

Kym Fox
Professor of Practice & Program Coordinator

Bob Bajackson

Bob Bajackson
Senior Lecturer

Terry Bertling

Terry Bertling
Senior Lecturer

Eraldo "Dino" Chiecchi

Dino Chiecchi
Associate Professor of Practice

Rudy Gonzalez

Rudy Gonzalez
Lecturer of Practice

Dr. Amber Hinsley

Dr. Amber Hinsley
Assistant Professor

Jessica James

Jessica James
Senior Lecturer

Laura Krantz

Laura Krantz
Senior Lecturer, University Star Director

Dr. Gilbert Martinez

Gilbert Martinez
Senior Lecturer

Lorna Stafford

Lorna Stafford
Lecturer

Dr. Susan Weill

Dr. Susan Weill
Associate Professor Emerita

Elizabeth Cernota Clark

Beth Clark
Senior Lecturer