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Friends of The Daily Texan raises funds for student scholarship endowment

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, Texas […]

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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 fund-raising […]

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Work under way at The Daily Texan

Editor’s note – Below you’ll find an update from Media Advisor Peter Chen, who works daily with the journalists at The Daily Texan. His note describes the real-world experiences Texan journalists are receiving, and how they rise to the occasion. By Peter Chen Media Advisor, Texas Student Media I’d like to update Friends of The Daily Texan on what your successors recently did that I feel y’all would be proud of.  How they worked tirelessly to nail down a story of a Student Government (SG) elections code violation, the pushback they encountered that is so similar to what journalists are […]

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Hands-on apprentice: Cat Cardenas

Hands-on apprentice: Cat Cardenas

Sponsored by a $10,000 gift from Friends of the Daily Texan, Cardenas and four other Moody College of Communication journalists traveled to cover the Rio Olympic Games Like so many hungry souls who stumbled down the shadowy steps, looking for promise and finding purpose, Cat Cardenas bloomed in the unlikeliest of places. She grew in a basement. The Daily Texan’s underground energy of fluorescent lights, hand-me-down couches and mis-matched desk chairs continues to forge the eyes and ears of a nation. Cardenas herself reported from Rio this past August, as one of five Texas Longhorns covering the 2016 Summer Olympic […]

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Stewart Vanderwilt shares update on The Daily Texan at annual event

Stewart Vanderwilt shares update on The Daily Texan at annual event

At the 2016 Daily Texan Awards, Moody College of Communication Assistant Dean Stewart Vanderwilt shared an update on The Daily Texan and thanked the Friends of The Daily Texan for their support. We share his remarks in full below. Thank you for the invitation to share a few remarks with you this evening on behalf of Dean Bernhardt, the Moody College of Communication and Texas Student Media. Congratulations and thank you to Wanda Cash and Don Adams for your awards and your untiring efforts to protect freedom of information. Congratulations as well to the award recipients and Hall of Fame […]

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Texan authors’ book sale, Friends of Texan dinner Sept. 16

Just think of all the textbooks bought at the University Co-op when we were students! Now you can buy books to enjoy — without tests at the end – written by authors who began their writing careers on The Daily Texan. Come to the UT Campus a few minutes early and stop by the Friends of The Daily Texan reception and book signing at The University Co-op from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, on your way to our dinner and, with a purchase, receive free parking for the evening at the Co-op Parking Garage (located at 2214 […]

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Texan supporters, save the date: Sept. 16

The fourth annual awards event and gathering of Friends of The Daily Texan has been scheduled for Friday, Sept. 16. The event will be held at The Texas Union and will begin with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by a dinner beginning at 7 p.m. Look for registration info in early June. “Part of the feedback from last year’s event mentioned more time to visit with attendees,” said John Reetz, president of Friends of The Daily Texan. “This year our group decided to move from a luncheon to an evening event to allow more time for Daily Texan alum […]

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Bernhardt named Dean of Moody College of Communication

Jay Bernhardt has been appointed dean of the Moody College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin. He has served as interim dean of the college since Sept. 1, 2015. The appointment became effective March 1. “Jay has an ambitious vision for the future of Moody and in the last six months has demonstrated himself to be a champion for excellence in the college,” said UT Austin President Gregory L. Fenves. “He was the top choice for the deanship after a national search that yielded outstanding candidates.” As interim dean, Bernhardt focused on building bridges within the college […]

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