Mayborn School of Journalism

Provocative writers tapped to headline this year’s Mayborn conference

Thu, Feb 12, 2015 - 11:37am

This year’s Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference will focus on the divide between haves and have-nots — and its list of speakers should make it must-see.

Barbara Ehrenreich, famous for Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, about her working a series of minimum-wage jobs, will headline the annual conference, which takes place this year July 17-19 in Grapevine. Ehrenreich is also the author of several other books, including Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America and her recent memoir, Living With a Wild God.

She’ll share billing with...

Photographer documenting Ebola dies of apparent heart attack

Fri, Dec 12, 2014 - 12:18pm

A Pulitzer-prize winning Washington Postphotojournalist most recently known for his haunting images of the Ebola crisis in Liberia died Thursday afternoon of an apparent heart attack. Michel du Cille was 58-years-old.

Du Cille, a native of Kingston, Jamaica, was in the news in October after Syracuse University withdrew an invitation for him to show his photographs from Liberia and discuss his experiences at a conference due to fears about the spread of Ebola.

The photojournalist was on assignment for the Post when he collapsed after returning from a village in Liberia's Bong County,...

6 Things You Didn't Know About News On 6 Reporter Erin Jones

Thu, Nov 13, 2014 - 11:18am

TULSA, Oklahoma -We think you'd like to get to know the members of the News On 6 team a little better. That's why we've started this feature on as a way to share more information about the people who bring you the news every day. Next up is reporter Erin Jones. You can see Erin reporting the news weekdays on 6 In The Morning and News On 6 at Noon.

1. What was your first job in television news?

In college, I anchored and reported for a newscast that ran on Denton Community TV. The newscast was run by the Mayborn...

Investigative journalist Maria Hinojosa to speak at UNT

Thu, Nov 6, 2014 - 7:34pm

Award-winning investigative journalist Maria Hinojosa will speak Nov. 17 as part of the University of North Texas Distinguished Lecture Series.

Hinojosa will speak at 8 p.m. in UNT’s Auditorium Building, at 1401 W. Hickory St. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased online.

Hinojosa has a 25-year history of reporting on critical issues and focusing on the changing cultural and political landscape in the United States and abroad. Hinojosa’s work has earned four Emmy’s, the 2012 John Chancellor Award for excellence in journalism, the Robert F. Kennedy Award for reporting on the disadvantaged, and the Edward R. Murrow...

Book award list raises a question: Where are the women?

Tue, Oct 14, 2014 - 11:24am

Maybe it was just the way the cards fell this year.

Still, it does stick out.

In some sectors, the National Book Award is better regarded than the Pulitzer.

Panels of five respected judges are assembled for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young people's literature. They draw up "long lists" of 10 books (an innovation begun last year). A long list is a nice thing, a way of honoring a group of high achievers. A short list follows, and then the award itself.

The long list in nonfiction for 2014 came out on Sept. 17. The short list comes Wednesday, and the winner Nov. 19. The list has...