The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, and Dallas native, will be in residence in 2015-16 at the University of North Texas.

Mon, Jul 20, 2015 - 11:29am

Doug Wright, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and Dallas native who graduated from Highland Park High School, will be the 2015-16 artist-in-residence for the Institute for the Advancement of the Arts at the University of North Texas. He will visit UNT three weeks this fall and two in the spring, and is working on a project about Russian impresario Sergei Diaghilev, who founded the Ballets Russes.

Wright grew up working at Theatre Three, appearing in his first...

At Mayborn conference, writers call for crossing divide between haves, have-nots

Mon, Jul 20, 2015 - 11:27am

Hundreds of writers, from students to Pulitzer Prize winners to best-selling authors, converged on Grapevine this weekend for the annual Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference to discuss questions central to their very profession.

Among them: What are the best ways to tell stories of poverty and inequality? Who is best equipped to be writing those stories? And, if the people you’re writing about are of a different gender, race or class, can you authentically write about their experiences?

Themes of trust, respect and empathy for the subjects of journalistic pieces were emphasized throughout the three-day-long event...

Reynolds Visiting Professors to Teach Business Journalism at University of Georgia and University of North Texas

Mon, Jul 20, 2015 - 7:24am

The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism is creating  visiting business journalism professorships at the University of Georgia and the  University of North Texas.

The Reynolds visiting professors program has created 12 business journalism  professorships at 12 different schools. The program is administered by the  Reynolds Center at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of  Journalism and Mass Communication.

Each visiting professor teaches two courses related to business journalism  and forges partnerships with nearby professional media outlets that...

Viva la musica

Thu, Jul 16, 2015 - 12:43pm

The stage at Winspear Hall will teem with young musicians during two concerts on July 25.

Students at the popular University of North Texas Mariachi Camp will play that familiar Mexican folk music during the culminating concerts of the camp.

Dozens of middle and high school students team up with professional mariachi musicians during the summer camp. The youths and teens get a taste of college life — and some of the campers are poised to be first-generation college students. For serious students, the camp is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to study with a great: the founder of Mariachi Sol de Mexico, José...

Ignite 2015 Keynote Speaker: ‘Tsunami’ of Omnichannel Ecommerce Coming

Thu, Jul 16, 2015 - 12:40pm

The inaugural conference of Practical Ecommerce, Ignite 2015, will occur in Dallas, Texas on Sept. 16 and 17. A keynote speaker at that conference is an ecommerce legend. He’s Richard Last, the creator of, one of the first major retail ecommerce sites. He is now an educator, serving as senior director with the Global Retailing Research Center at the University of North Texas, which offers B.S. degrees in digital retailing.

He spoke recently with Practical Ecommerce’s Kerry Murdock about starting an ecommerce site in the mid-1990s, educating students for...