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

  • Two Texan editors join Friends of The Texan board
    Daily Texan Editor-in-Chief Laura Hallas and Managing Editor Michelle Zhang have joined the board of Friends of The Daily Texan Inc. 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 board consists of  media professionals and other supporters of The Texan. It also includes the sitting Editor-in-Chief and the Managing Editor, whi have full voting rights and responsibilities...
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  • Photographer/digital pioneer joins Friends board
    Stanley Farrar, a long-time photographer and newsroom digital pioneer, has joined the board of directors of Friends of The Daily Texan, Inc. After graduation with a philosophy degree from UT Austin, Stanley worked as photographer and photo director for Texas Student Publications. He then went to the Associated Press Washington, D.C. bureau as a picture editor and came back to Austin as director of photography and graphics at the Austin American- Statesman. After seven years at the Statesman, he began a 25-year stint with The Seattle Times. He began as Assistant Managing Editor for photography, design and graphics and took on...
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  • Alumni Spotlight: Austin Chronicle editor looks back on almost four-decade career at alternative weekly paper
    In 1981, Louis Black started a job in Austin that he thought would last only a year. He helped launch The Austin Chronicle, which became one of the most successful alternative weeklies in the country. Black recently announced that he is stepping down from his job of 36 years. Early on, it was a nightmare. The staff was tiny, the news hole huge, the budget low, the skepticism about its success high. “We ran out of money after eight months,” Black recalled. “For a very long time, it was a real struggle. We were worried all the time. It...
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