An association for alumni and supporters of The Daily Texan, student newspaper at the University of Texas at Austin

Welcome to Friends of The Daily Texan, Inc., dedicated to a strong future for The Texan in a digital world. Please Join the Cause

Who We Are

Friends of The Daily Texan, Inc. is a non-profit organization established to lend support and assistance to The Daily Texan, an institution at the University of Texas at Austin since 1900.

Members include alumni of The Texan, plus other supporters of a free and unfettered student media at UT.

The group’s guiding principle is etched in stone at the entrance to one of the buildings occupied by The Texan during its illustrious journalistic history: vincit omnia veritas. Truth conquers all.

Latest News & Updates

  • Friends of The Daily Texan raises funds for student scholarship endowment
    Friends of The Daily Texan Inc. has provided $25,000 in funds to start a scholarship fund for Daily Texan staffers and is now beginning a campaign to raise additional funds to further grow the endowment. During its annual awards dinner Nov. 3, the Friends group announced a $25,000 grant to Moody College of Communication to establish an annual $1,500 scholarship for a deserving student journalist who works on The Texan.  The first scholarship grant will be awarded in spring 2018 to a deserving staffer, chosen by a selection committee that will include representatives from Moody College of Communication, The Daily Texan,...
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  • Bill Moyers, distinguished Daily Texan alum, signs off
    Bill Moyers, a former Daily Texan staffer who forged a high-profile career in politics and media, is “signing off” after a distinguished career. Moyers was a first-year inductee, in 2013, to the Daily Texan Hall of Fame, by Friends of The Daily Texan Inc. Moyers wrote for The Daily Texan in the 1950s. He was LBJ’s White House press secretary and has had a storied career as commentator and host for PBS, including Bill Moyers Journal and Moyers & Co. You can read his farewell note here- http://billmoyers.com/story/farewell/ – or pasted below. To Our Readers: When I turned 80 three years...
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  • 11 former staffers honored, Texan journalist scholarship established by Friends of The Texan
    Eleven former staffers of The Daily Texan were honored and a new, endowed scholarship for a Texan staffer was announced at the recent annual awards dinner of Friends of The Daily Texan, Inc. on the University of Texas-Austin campus. Take a look at the photo gallery from the event – http://www.friendsofthedailytexan.org/texan-hall-of-fame-awards-2017/ – and read below about those honored. During the awards dinner, the Friends announced a $25,000 grant to Moody College of Communication to establish an annual $1,500 scholarship for a deserving student journalist who works on The Texan.  The Friends group – a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, also announced start of a...
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