TXST Students Continue to Conquer


It is always my great pleasure to announce the successes of students from our program at Texas State. The east coast is gaining more of our own. This week, Ashley Goode announced that she accepted a position on the marketing team of Gensler, a global architecture firm. She’ll be moving to their NYC office at Rockefeller […]

Pickin’ Panels


It’s hard to believe that we are already talking about SXSW, but time to get on it. Panels were proposed in the summer and have been on review for community voting for the past few weeks. Perusing the PanelPicker is always a great way to gain a sense of current and important topics and a […]


Last party at the party house. I'm gonna miss these foks!

I’ve made it back to Austin. After a four-day drive across CA, AZ and NM and a long stretch across Texas, I am finally back in my little Hyde Park home. Did all that just happen – an amazing year in Palo Alto, studying at one of the top schools in the country with some […]

Down to the Wire at Stanford

Biking Golden Gate Bridge

Well, I can hardly believe my time at Stanford is swiftly coming to an end. It has been such an incredible experience, and I know that in time, the exact meaning will begin to sink in. I have met so many wonderful people and attended so many great events. There’s so much more to do. […]

Big News in Media

Aron Pilhofer visited with our program at TXST in 2008. I like to say I knew him when...

Wow. Lots going on these days. You’ve probably heard all about the changes at New York Times, with executive editor Jill Abramson being fired and associate managing editor Aron Pilhofer (a personal friend and inspiration) leaving to become executive editor of digital at the Guardian in London. This also happened around the time a big […]

Toward a More Innovative Research Program and more…

Great panel on analytics at ISOJ.

This weekend, I attended the wonderful International Symposium on Online Journalism at The University of Texas. It is put on by my friends and people I admire Rosental Alves, Amy Schmitz Weiss and a professional team that assists them. In its 15th year, ISOJ assembles the most innovative in professional and scholarly work in the […]

Thoughts and Impressions of SXSW 2014

A big group from TXST after Kiana's panel.

Reposted from SXTXState.com. Here we are, last day of SXSW. I’ve got a film to see this afternoon and a few music showcases, and then that’s it for 2014. Where did the time go? It seems like we just got started. But I’m also pretty exhausted and not sure how much more of this I […]

Success Over the Years with SXTXState

The circle of life of SXTXState. Kristin McCasland and Mairin Heard interview former SXTXState participant Dee Kapila in 2009.

As I wait in the SFO terminal to get my flight back to Austin for SXSW (if you read this blog, you know I’m spending the year at Stanford), I have a chance to reflect on the successes of our SXTXState project over the years. This is our seventh year covering it, and I am […]