The Classes We Offer

The Dallas Morning News Innovation Endowment ensures that students are developing an innovative mindset, even through the classes we teach. 


Product Development

As part of the Dallas Morning News Innovation Endowment, we teach a digital product development capstone course each semester. The cross-disciplinary course includes students from across campus working on teams to create innovative media products. Teams have built products for The Dallas Morning News, The New York Times, Univision, The Austin American-Statesman and others. 

The course is taught by Innovation Director Robert Quigley, who is also a professor in the School of Journalism. Christian McDonald, a senior lecturer in the School of Journalism, is helping out in the course with data and coding projects, funded by the Innovation Endowment.

Learn more about our capstone course here.


App Development

This class is separate from the Dallas Morning News Innovation Endowment, but we love to brag about the innovativeness of this course. The cross-disciplinary course includes students from across campus working on teams to create iPhone and Android apps. 

The course is taught by Innovation Director Robert Quigley, who is also a professor in the School of Journalism. Jeff Linwood, a lecturer in the School of Journalism, is helping out in the course with the coding element. 

See the gallery from our most recent UT App Demo Day.


Digital Storytelling

This class is separate from the Dallas Morning News Innovation Endowment, but we think it's important to introduce innovation to journalism students early on. Through this course, students learn about different forms journalism can take, which ranges from audio to video to social media. 

The course is taught by Innovation Director Robert Quigley, who is also a professor in the School of Journalism. In the past, our innovation fellows have helped with the course.