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Spotlight: Study Abroad Maymesters

J330/J395
Documentary Photography Storytelling-Prague

This Maymester course is open to any major and all levels of photographic experience. Students will produce a daily blog consisting of photographs dealing with specific aspects of Czech culture, each accompanied by 250- to 400-word text. The Maymester includes field trips and gallery shows. During class lectures, your photographs will be discussed and critiques will offer direct feedback on content, storytelling and creativity. Technical problems will be diagnosed. The principal aim of the course is to build your visual storytelling skills and to create a photographic blog, suitable for a portfolio, that shows your own unique view of Prague while satisfying the course requirements.

J330L Community Life: Documented

The School of Journalism is offering a new Maymester in London taught by Kate Winkler Dawson. The class will teach videography to filmmakers of all levels and is open to students from all majors. By the end of the class, students will have produced a short documentary that focuses on an underrepresented group in London.

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas

A professional training and outreach program for journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean, and host of the annual International Symposium on Online Journalism.

Reporting Texas

The collection of courses, connected through a publishing website, immerses students in the realities of a professional newsroom.

VOCES Oral History Project

VOCES documents the contributions of U.S. Latinos and Latinas of the World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War generations.

Texas Newswatch

The weekly television news program is reported and produced by students.

Dispatch 40

The site showcases student work in audio storytelling.

Texas Program in Sports & Media

This program, within the Moody College of Communication, supports events on issues of sports, media and society.

Texas Student Media

The umbrella organization oversees The Daily Texan, Texas Travesty, Cactus Yearbook, KVRX 91.7 FM, TSTV and other student media.

KUT and KUTX

The FM stations, operated from the Moody College of Communication, are affiliates of National Public Radio.

What's Going On

Some of the school's events, and happenings in journalism

Nov. 13

Award-winning journalist Pamela Colloff will be at The Belo Center for New Media on Tuesday, November 13 as the speaker for the Mary Alice Davis Distinguished Lecture in Journalism. During the lecture, Colloff will discuss her stories about criminal justice, including her 2012 Texas Monthly article “The Innocent Man,” which helped lead to the release of a wrongly convicted man and earned her a National Magazine Award.

Nov. 16-18

The University of Texas at Austin is co-hosting CredCon, a technology and ideas hackathon that aims to recede misinformation online and strengthen content credibility. The hackathon will take place from November 16 through 18 at Capital Factory.

Texas Student Television Wins Award

Texas Student Television (TSTV) was awarded third place for station of the year in the College Media Pinnacle Awards 2017-2018. http://watchtstv.com/

Professor in NAHJ Hall of Fame

School of Journalism Professor Rosental Alves, described as a "leader in online journalism and connecting Latin America and the United States journalism," was selected to enter the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Hall of Fame. He joins Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriquez, the School of Journalism professor who entered the Hall in 2008. Alves was honored during the NAHJ conference in July.

Wanda Cash Endowment

Make a gift today to help establish a permanent legacy in honor of Wanda “Fluffy” Cash. The endowment will benefit students who otherwise couldn't afford out-of-town internships.

Alum Wins International Photography Grant

Graham Dickie, a Fall 2017 graduate, received the top student award in the Alexia Foundation Photography grant competition—an international contest for documentary photography. He will use the grant to continue his thesis on southern hip-hop.