Pick Your Panels – SXSW 2016

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I spent some time voting on SXSW panel proposals. Here are some I hope you will check out and provide support by using the thumbs up, recommending with the heart and leaving a comment. It’s easy to set up a login to get in the system, and you can use your FB or Twitter login […]

Texas State Grad Accepts VP position and more…


It is with welcome recurrence that I have the opportunity to brag about the successes of our graduates in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at TXST. This recent round of jobs and promotions highlights some important trends. Jordan Viator Slabaugh (shown above speaking at SXSW in  2011) did both her master’s and undergraduate work […]

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 […]