Mayborn School of Journalism

Journalism schools earn diversity award

Tue, Aug 9, 2016 - 9:38pm

The Association of Education in Journalism and Mass Communication awarded UNT’s undergraduate and graduate journalism schools with the 2016 Equity & Diversity Award.

The award acknowledges one academic program a year for measurable success and innovation in equity and diversity of genders, ethnicity and races. Both the Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism and the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism were recognized with the award.

Last academic year, 22 percent of Mayborn students were Hispanic and 18 percent were African-American. Additionally, the schools enroll more women than men in...

Chasing the elusive Hillary Clinton

Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Two days after Hillary Clinton announced she was running for president in 2016, the television news media made headlines of its own. Millions of Americans watched how reporters literally fell over themselves to chase Clinton's vehicle as it approached a school in Iowa for a campaign event. Journalists were criticized and ridiculed, but the episode served as a vivid reminder of how difficult it would be for them to get access to this particular candidate.

For someone who has been at the center of four presidential campaigns, Clinton keeps a safe distance from the national political media. Her last press conference was in...

Cash awards for literary conference announced

Tue, Jul 26, 2016 - 8:29pm

The annual Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference awarded $18,000 in various writing competitions during the conference, which was held Friday through Sunday.

The top awards gave $3,000 each to the winners in personal essay, reported narrative and book manuscript competition, $2,000 to each second-place winner and $1,000 to third-place winners.

In the book manuscript competition, David Collins of Fulton, Missouri, won first place for his manuscript “Accidental Texas Activists: Mark Phariss, Vic Holmes, and their Fight for Marriage Equality in the Lone Star State.”

Second place went to Sallie Moffitt of Ovilla...

#TheMayborn16 conference showcases Pulitzer winners and the stories behind the prizes

Sun, Jul 24, 2016 - 6:33pm

By Hannah Fleace

Giants in journalism and writers eager to learn met in Grapevine for the 12th annual Mayborn Literary and Nonfiction Conference.

This year's conference, which began Friday and concluded Sunday, celebrated the centennial of the Pulitzer Prize and drew winners from all over to talk about the making and winning of the work that won the coveted prize.

All three keynote speakers were past winners. Author Gilbert King won the General Nonfiction Pulitzer in 2013 for his book Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys and the Dawn of a New America....

Activists tread fine line after arrests at protests

Sun, Jul 10, 2016 - 8:00pm

Protest groups aiming to highlight police brutality are coming under a harsh spotlight themselves as peaceful demonstrations turned to clashes over the weekend.

But leaders of Black Lives Matter and other groups say despite arrests at several protests around the country, they will continue to press their cause.

“It is an expression in real time of how dire the situation is,” said Charlene A. Carruthers, national director of the Chicago-based Black Youth Project 100, one of many organizations protesting police brutality. “There will be many forms of response to the injustices felt in our community.”

On Sunday...