Mayborn School of Journalism

UNT professor weighs in on inappropriate behavior at work
Archived

People who live in glass houses need not cast stones. Well, that’s the phrase that’s echoing in my head as we see yet another journalist fired for “inappropriate behavior in the workplace.” Add to the list NBC’s Matt Lauer joining CBS’ Charlie Rose, not to mention Fox’s Bill O’Reilly and the late Roger Ailes. It’s an understatement to say that this is all too troubling. These allegations cut right at the core at the role of the journalist and the character of a workplace environment. Transparency and credibility are just two of the tenets that are supposed to separate trained journalists from citizen journalists and random...

‘Hackers’ turn to user-centered products at J-School Hackathon at North Texas
Archived

When Tracy Kirk registered for the MediaShift J-School Hackathon at UNT, she was hoping to collaborate on solutions to some of the issues facing small-town news organizations. However, Kirk’s original goal took a sharp turn when she shared a recent experience she had while searching for schools with her college-bound daughter.

The two-day competition, which was hosted by UNT’s Mayborn School of Journalism, included about 50 student participants and faculty facilitators from journalism schools across the country. Students were placed on one of eight teams — ranging from three to five members — and tasked with developing...

Student lands prestigious journalism internship
Archived

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
Archived

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
Archived

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...