Mayborn School of Journalism

Student lands prestigious journalism internship
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Tue, Mar 7, 2017 - 2:07pm

By Jenna Duncan

Alexis Reese, a senior broadcast and digital journalism major, will spend her summer at Arizona State University for the Carnegie-Knight News21 multimedia investigative reporting initiative. 

She is one of 20 students chosen for the paid summer internship program, and the second student from the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism in two years to get the offer.

The topic for summer's investigation is already set: Examining contamination and pollution of drinking water, and how that impacts communities nationwide. This semester, she's doing an online seminar to prepare for the...

Denton to join International Women's Day with event, panel
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Thu, Mar 2, 2017 - 7:27am

By Lucinda Breeding

A celebration billed as Denton's first public commemoration of International Women's Day will take place Wednesday at the Denton Woman's Club Building at 610 Oakland St.

The event will celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, and will host a panel of local women leaders followed by a question-and-answer segment. The theme for this year is "Be Bold," with a focus on the involvement and engagement of women in political activities.

Carine Feyten, chancellor and president of Texas Woman's University, will open the celebration with discussion about women's...

Panelists discuss state of 1st Amendment
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Thu, Feb 16, 2017 - 11:14pm

By Matt Payne

University of North Texas political science professor Kimi King seemed to regard the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution as a double-edged sword.

She warned of isolating one’s views and the polarization of one’s perspective, calling it the most unnerving thing to witness in the classroom. King posed that an individual’s views cannot be reaffirmed without the benefit of civic discourse, be it in agreement or disagreement.

“My concern about free speech is how it gets bandied on campus,” she said. “We drag it out when it’s effective for us as a tool, but if we don’t like it or disagree with it...

Panelists to discuss freedom of the press
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Tue, Feb 7, 2017 - 10:48pm

Five panelists will discuss the role of the First Amendment during the tenure of President Donald Trump in a free event hosted by the Mayborn School of Journalism on Thursday, Feb. 16.

Moderated by freelance reporter Rebecca Aguilar, the two-hour session titled “First Amendment: Under Siege?” will have panelists discuss the amendment’s current role in democracy.

Panelists are Aman Batheja, political editor of The Texas Tribune; Michael Lindenberger, editorial writer for The Dallas Morning News; Matt Mackowiak, president of Potomac Strategy Group, a conservative consulting company; Paul Walter, a First...

Passion to profit: Mechanic trades college for hands-on career
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Tue, Dec 20, 2016 - 11:32pm

Jon Miller looks over the shoulder of “Tom, the new guy” fiddling under the hood of a BMW sedan. On a leisurely fall morning, Miller trains Tom in between greeting and assisting clients at the front desk. Drew, the customer service manager, is out on jury duty. The clatter of equipment blends with the pop-punk music echoing from the shop’s radio.

“Tom and I were actually neighbors growing up,” Miller remarks, his close-shaven beard framing a welcoming smile and his name embroidered on his quintessential, deep cerulean mechanic’s shirt. “I’m running out of people I know to hire.”

Anyone driving by Pioneer Automotive...