Journalism: News Archive

2/3/14

  • Jerod Foster, Ph.D., the Professor Spotlight this month, began teaching at the college in the fall of 2007, after finishing his master's degree in agricultural communication. Foster worked several years as a professional freelance photographer and writer, and continues to pursue his freelance work through publication in popular press and commercial industries. - See more here.

1/3/14

  • Texas Tech University College of Media & Communication alumnus Rick L'Amie recently accepted a position as the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority's manager of communications. - See more here.

1/2/14

  • Get to know faculty member Bill Dean, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Journalism and Electronic Media, Public Relations and Executive Vice President and CEO of the Texas Tech Alumni Association.. Watch here

12/8/13

  • Curious about what you can do with a journalism degree? Interested in electronic media & communication? Find out in this month's Major Spotlight, featured in The Adviser.

11/6/13

  • "Seriously Social: Young Adults, Social Media and News" by Kelly Kaufhold, Ph.D., has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Interactive Communication Systems and Technologies. Congratulations!

11/5/13

  • Hailing from Switzerland, new faculty member Lea Hellmueller, Ph.D., brings an international perspective to the classroom and the research lab. - See more here.
  • Justin Keene, assistant professor in the Journalism and Electronic Media and Communication Department, is this month's Professor Spotlight. Read the full story in this month's Adviser.

10/6/13

8/27/13

  • Congratulations to Kelly Kaufhold, Ph.D.! His manuscript, "Old Dogs, New Tricks: Online News Uses New Tools but Attracts the Same Eyeballs," has been accepted for publication in Newspaper Research Journal in fall 2014.

8/4/13

  • Get to know your adviser, Ryan Johnson, in this month's Adviser. Johnson is the adviser for journalism majors. Read more here.

8/2/13

  • Every path to a doctorate is different for each person who works toward such distinction. For Dane Kiambi, Ph.D., the journey would begin in a Nairobi newsroom where he was considering a move from journalism to public relations. - See more here

7/7/13

  • Curious about what you can do with a journalism degree? Interested in the legacy major of the College of Media & Communication? Learn more in this month's Major Spotlight, featured in The Adviser.

7/6/13

  • Robert Peaslee, assistant professor in the Journalism and Electronic Media and Communication Department, is this month's Professor Spotlight. Read the full story in this month's Adviser.

7/3/13

  • Electronic Media & Journalism Department Chairperson and Associate Professor Todd Chambers, Ph.D., takes a Minute to Mentor about building a personal brand and taking advantage of all of the opportunities at Texas Tech. - See more here.

6/7/13

  • Kelly Kaufhold, assistant professor in the Journalism and Electronic Media and Communication Department, is this month's Professor Spotlight. Read the full story in this month's Adviser.

6/6/13

  • Texas Tech University's College of Media & Communication provides students with the opportunity to study exactly what they want, allowing students to major in advertising, journalism, electronic media and communication, public relations and media strategies. - See more here.

5/24/13

  • Congratulations to Dr. Kelly Kaufhold! His paper, "You Can Fix Stupid: An Experimental Game to Teach a Need for News," was selected as the Top Paper at this summer's annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in Washington, D.C.

5/22/13

  • Kaufhold, K. (2013, August). Seriously Social: Young Adults, Social Media and News, to be presented to the Communication Technology division at the August national conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Washington, D.C.

5/3/13

  • One way students can get hands-on experience working in a television studio and running a newscast is to work for Media & Communication Television, or MCTV. - See more here.
  • Scott Pelley talks with students about his experiences, and gives advice on how to be successful in the field of journalism. - See more here.

5/2/13

  • Mass Communications alumnus Tony Wright shares his view on what makes a person successful, "Always try to learn more. That's how you get ahead. That's how you succeed. Just keep learning." - Read more in this month's Unfair Advantage.

4/5/13

  • Linda Rutherford, journalism alum, shares insight on why words matter and how your communication skills affect your career. - Read more in this month'sUnfair Advantage.

4/4/13

  • College of Media & Communication student Taylor Shofner discusses his internship with NATPE, the National Association of Television Program Executives. - See more here.

4/2/13

  • Journalism major Alicia Keene is one of the 50 new members of Texas Tech University's national honor society, Mortar Board. Each spring, the organization recognizes upcoming college seniors at 229 campuses honoring their superior achievement in scholarship, leadership and service. - See more here.

3/7/13

  • Learn about journalism major Kasie Davis' internship experience with KCBD news channel 11 in this month's Intern Spotlight. Read the full story here.

2/26/13

  • Congratulations to Dr. Luo and co-author Dr. Hongzhong Zhang from Beijing Normal University in China! Her paper "Web Credibility in China: Is the Internet More Credible Than Traditional News Sources?" has been selected as best paper for the International Communication Division at the 2013 AEJMC midwinter conference.

2/9/13

  • Erica Taylor, Josh Koch, and Jason Angoy discuss the evolution of Texas Tech's student produced sports show, the Double T Insider. - See more here.

2/4/13

  • Mr. Justin Keene will join the college faculty on September 1, 2013, as an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and Electronic Media. Mr. Keene is completing his Ph.D. at Indiana University. He earned his B.A. and M.A. at Texas Tech University.

12/10/12

10/4/12

  • One of the many wonderful things about the College of Media & Communication is the opportunity for students to learn about not only their area of interest but also the entire communication industry. - See more here.

10/1/12

  • Drs. Kelly Kauhfold, Autumn Shafer and Lily Luo received a $12,500 research grant from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. They will be working with the Komen Tissue Bank to develop communication strategies for promoting breast tissue donation among Asian Americans.

8/4/12

  • The College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University is preparing to undergo changes in the fall including a new name, a new building, and a new merged department. Also, a unique special topics course is being offered to students who are seeking a hands-on experience in the sports industry. - See more here.
  • Senior journalism major Matthew Glenn Behrens discusses his internship with Fox 34 in Lubbock, Texas. - See more here.

4/6/12

  • For the past 18 years, students who have taken the News Writing course in the College of Media & Communication at Texas Tech University have had the opportunity to learn under a man who is being recognized as a recipient for two awards in honor of his excellence in teaching. This well-deserving instructor is Robert Wernsman, M.A. - See more here.

2/10/12

  • Tech Impressions magazine is produced by Texas Tech University College of Media & Communication students. Three positions of the staff are paid, the editor, the photo editor and the designer. - See more here.

2/8/12

  • This May, the Texas Tech University College of Media & Communication will offer students a chance to study abroad in London, England, for a trip of a lifetime. - See more here.

1/23/12

  • Grimm, J. & Andsager, J. L. (2011). "Framing Immigration: Geo-ethnic Context in California Newspapers." Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 88(4). 771-788.
  • Kelly Kaufhold, Amber Hinsley, and Seth C. Lewis, eds. The Future of News: An Agenda of Perspectives, 2nd ed. (San Diego: Cognella, 2012).

12/9/11

  • Josh Grimm and Ann Rodriguez were both honored at the 2011 Mortar Board Apple Polishing Reception for their "excellence and inspiration" in the classroom. Josh was nominated by student Lisa Bruskas and Ann was nominated by student Mallory Allred. During the ceremony, the nominating students personally explain why they nominated their professor.

11/7/11

  • Because of living, working and going to school in multiple countries, Yunjuan Luo has taken her extensive international experience and applied it to her research and teaching. - See more here.

10/13/11

  • Ph.D. student Kim Pewitt-Jones will present her top-6 paper titled "Journalists' speech: When does it Cross ethical boundaries" at the Southwest Symposium in March.

10/7/11

  • Congratulations to COMC student Ioanna Makris for being selected as this year's President's Future Journalist Award winner. Ioanna was chosen for her dedication and involvement with The Light of Day Foundation.

10/1/11

9/26/11

  • Dr. Todd Chambers was honored with the College of Media & Communication Billy I. Ross Faculty Achievement Award.

9/4/11

  • After writing an investigative report about off-campus crime in her advanced reporting class that was later published in The Daily Toreador, Ioanna Makris was recognized by The Light of Day Project by receiving this year's President's Future Journalist Award. - See more here.

8/24/11

6/1/11

5/6/11

  • The recently appointed new general manager of KTXT-TV, Lubbock's local PBS affiliate, will teach a new elective course in the College of Media & Communication, titled Features and Documentaries.

4/7/11

  • College of Media & Communication instructor Kippra Hopper is receiving critical acclaim as an author and photographer for her recently published book, "Art of West Texas Women: A Celebration" - See more here.

4/2/11