Terry Scott Bertling
Office: OM 236B
Terry Scott Bertling began teaching journalism courses full-time in August 2018, after working as an adjunct lecturer at Texas State since 2007. She has taught a variety of courses in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, including News Writing and Reporting I, Media Writing, Editing for Clear Communications, Feature Writing, Magazine Writing, Community Affairs Reporting and Information Gathering & Analysis.
In December 2009 Bertling received her master's degree in communication arts from the University of the Incarnate Word and was named outstanding graduate honor student for graduate research in UIW's School of Interactive Media & Design and graduated With Distinction.
Terry Scott Bertling was new publications and special projects editor and the travel editor at the San Antonio Express-News, from 2012 to May 2018. Previously, she was features/niche products editor at the San Antonio Express-News, overseeing the newspaper’s feature sections since December 1994, and editor of the monthly Trends magazine for two and a half years. She has more than 30 years of experience in the newspaper business, including positions as managing editor of the El Paso Herald-Post and editor of The Huntsville Item.
In 2015, Bertling planned and edited the San Antonio Express-News’ eight-month daily local history series, pegged to the newspaper’s 150th anniversary and worked with a team of designers to convert the series into a 517-page coffee table book ($39.95 Trinity University Press) that has sold thousands of copies. She’s also coordinated the newspaper’s coverage of the city’s Tricentennial in 2018 and another history series leading up to it in 2017.
In 2007, Bertling won the Hearst Eagle Award and the Jack Douglas Award for distinguished service from the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors. Bertling was the first woman president of the Texas APME in 1989 and won the national APME Meritorious Service Award in 2003 for editing the organization’s national magazine for four years and serving on the Executive Committee. She continues to support the Texas APME by helping with the annual convention auction to fund the Buster Haas Internship Program for small Texas newspapers. She was president of the Society for Features Journalism (2014-2015), after holding a number of other positions on its board.
Bertling and her husband Frank have one son, Brad, who lives in Watertown, Tennessee, with his wife Lindsay and their two children, Austyn and Walker.