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


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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Hall of Fame deadline Sept. 9

The Friends of The Daily Texan remind Texan supporters that nominations for the 2015 Daily Texan Hall of Fame awards must be submitted by Sept. 9. These awards recognize Daily Texan alumni who have led distinguished careers and individuals who have demonstrated support for The Daily Texan. Since it began publishing five days a week in 1913, The Daily Texan has been a springboard for journalists who have gone on to distinguished careers chronicling politics and the White House; civil rights battles at home and wars in distant lands; science, culture, sports and more—and to win Pulitzers, Emmys and other […]

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Current students, alums/mentors to confer

As part of a weekend celebrating The Daily Texan — past, present and future — the Friends of The Daily Texan will host a day of mentorship and networking in The Daily Texan’s basement offices on Friday, Nov. 8. Current Texan staffers and other interested UT students are welcome to sign up for one-on-one meetings with 17 distinguished alumni. Alumni mentors hail from five decades of Daily Texans,  and have gone on to industry-leading positions in print, online and broadcast journalism, photography, cartooning, public affairs, public relations and publishing. They include: • Ana Cantu, former opinion editor and social media […]

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