What starts here changes the world
The University of Texas at Austin and Community Impact Newspaper have teamed up this semester to generate journalism coverage of diverse communities and topics. Five UT students were chosen to work with the Pflugerville-based newspaper and will be working under the supervision of seasoned Community Impact journalists and Professor Christian McDonald to gain professional experience. Students will learn journalism skills such as meeting deadlines for print and digital production, tracking down sources, and pitching stories that appeal to local audiences.
Let's Meet the Team:
Kristen is a sophomore majoring in Journalism and Plan II Honors at the University of Texas. She loves hiking, listening to audiobooks, spending time with her dog Ivy and doing all three of those activities at the same time!
Kaitlyn is a junior majoring in Journalism and minoring in Spanish at the University of Texas at Austin. She enjoys reading, and finding new music and thinks one of the best things about journalism is telling the stories of the underrepresented.
Jennifer Castillo Cortes
Jennifer is a third-year Journalism student at the University of Texas at Austin. She loves reading, cooking new recipes, and going on walks with her dog. For her, the art of storytelling is the greatest gift to discover.
Ana Garza is a fourth-year journalism major from San Antonio, Texas. At the University of Texas she found her passion for creative digital storytelling and wearing cowboy boots. She enjoys live music, running at Lady Bird Lake and is a brunch fanatic.
Alishba is a sophomore from Dallas studying journalism and speech-language-hearing sciences at UT, Austin. Aside from watching shark tank and cat TikToks, she enjoys visual storytelling, civic engagement, and learning new languages. You can usually find her reading by the turtle pond.