Upcoming Events: 

Going from Student to Pro in Journalism

Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time: 7-8:30
Location: BMC 3.204

UT chapters of SPJ, NABJ, AAJA and NGLJA are working together to help student journalists learn how to land a job after graduation. Young journalism alumni who are successfully working in the journalism field will give some advice on how to score the internship and the dream job. It’s an opportunity to network and learn how to navigate the industry. Panelists include: Nia Wesley of KENS 5, Bobby Blanchard of the Texas Tribune, Julie Chang of the Austin American–Statesman and one more guest that is to be announced.


*UT SPJ “Tickling Giants” Screening Event p13098853_p_v8_aa

Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Belo Auditorium

The UT Austin Society of Professional Journalists, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Arabic Flagship Program, and the Moody’s Senior Fellows Program presents the “Tickling Giants” screening event. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.

Register for the event here.
RSVP on Facebook here.

Past Events:

*UT SPJ Student Chapter Informational Meeting

Date: Thursday, Feb. 22, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

This event is open to members of UT’s SPJ chapter and students interested in joining the organization. We’ll discuss SPJ’s role on campus, vote on next year’s officer positions and discuss internship opportunities.

RSVP on Facebook here.

Trump_Journalism Flyer Option 2 (3).jpg*The Press in the Trump Era: How’d We Get Here and How Do We Manage Now?

Date: Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017
Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Location: Belo Center for New Media 2.106

UT’s student journalism chapters – SPJ, NABJ, AAJA and NAHJ – present “The Press in the Trump Era: How’d We Get Here and How Do We Manage Now.” Join us for a panel discussion featuring Krissah Thompson of The Washington Post, Abby Livingston of the Texas Tribune’s D.C. bureau and John Burnett of NPR.

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*Reporting Abroad

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2016
Time: 6 – 7 p.m.
Location: Belo Center for New Media 4.212

Tired of post-election talk? Join us for a discussion on reporting abroad featuring NPR’s John Burnett, who reported from 30 different countries, and the Austin American-Statesman’s Marlon Sorto, who reported from Mexico and El Salvador. Donuts and drinks provided!

This event is hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Black Journalists, Asian American Journalists Association and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

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*How to Get a Job: Be an Intern

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Time: 6 – 7 p.m.
Location: Belo Center for New Media 3.204

SPJ is hosting a workshop for journalism students currently applying to internships and full-time jobs. Learn how to write the perfect cover letter and resume, be the first to know about the latest internships, and meet the UT alumni who mastered their internships and were offered full-time jobs. This event features a Q&A with Edgar Walters, Alexa Ura and Bobby Blanchard of The Texas Tribune. Cover letters and resumes are welcome!

WANT MORE? The Moody Writing Support Program is hosting its latest Conversations on the Craft event, featuring Kathleen McElroy, the School of Journalism’s associate director. Join her at 5 p.m. in Belo’s third floor conference room before heading over to our internship workshop at 6!

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*No Frills Resume Critique

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Belo third floor auditorium

Sign up to meet with an expert in multimedia, sports, broadcast, radio and more! You’ll have your resume critiqued and be the first to know about internship/job opportunities.

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Screening of “Blackout”: A Documentary on Gentrification in Austin, TX

Date: Thursday, April 30
Time: 7 PM
Location: SAC Auditorium 1.402

The UT National Association of Black Journalists presents “Black Out”, a documentary on the recent gentrification in Austin, TX. The University of Texas at Austin recently published an article on the accelerated rate blacks are leaving the city contrary to Austin’s rapid growth, an trend unique to our city. We explore the effects of the arts, belonging, and gentrification in Austin’s black community. Afterwards, we’ll host a brief panel with the creators of the “Black Out.”

We welcome any and all that are interested to participate in the conversation and can’t wait to contribute our thoughts and ideas to a such an important issue.

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UT Apps Demo Day

Date: Saturday, May 2
Time: 1-4 PM
Location: BMC 2nd floor

Come see the iOS apps created by University of Texas journalism and computer science students. The students have worked on small teams throughout the spring semester to build the apps, and each team of students has 20 minutes to present their work and take questions from the audience.

More info on the class at (See “latest news” for blog posts from the student teams)

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*Meeting with Rachel Wyatt, creative director and co-founder of Wyatt Brand

Date: Tuesday, May 5
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: CMA 5.190

Rachel has 15 years of experience in branding, art direction, graphic design and production. She has a bachelor’s and a master’s in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.

Wyatt Brand “strengthens client awareness through cultural public relations, branding, strategic social media, & publication design.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Short Filmmaking

Date: Tuesday, April 28
Time: 7 PM
Location: CMA 3.116

Women in Cinema presents a conversation with Liz Mims of the Austin Film Festival. Learn the things to avoid as well as things to strive for in your short films through the eyes of AFF Senior Film Programmer, Liz Mims.

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Date: Tuesday, April 21
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: CMA 3.114

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*Lunch with Indian Journalist P. Sainath

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Date: Friday, April 17
Time: 12-1:30 PM
Location: CMA 4.152

P. Sainath will talk about his career in journalism and his current online rural archive project in an informal discussion with students, staff, and faculty.

Lunch (pizza) will be provided.

The event is sponsored by the School of Journalism, South Asia Institute, and Society of Professional Journalists student chapter at the University of Texas.

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*Journalist P. Sainath on Culture and Politics of Rural India

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Date: Thursday, April 16
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: BMC 2.106

After a long career as one of India’s leading newspaper reporters, P. Sainath is building an online archive of the diversity of rural India. In this talk, Sainath will explain how the recently launched People’s Archive of Rural India is documenting the culture and politics of a countryside that is too often ignored.

In a 35-year career as a journalist, Sainath has won dozens of global and national awards and been called “the conscience of the Indian nation” by other journalists. In 2007, he won the Ramon Magsaysay Award—Asia’s most prestigious prize, often referred to as the “Asian Nobel”—for Journalism, Literature, and Creative Communications Arts for his “passionate commitment as a journalist to restore the rural poor to India’s national consciousness.” Sainath’s recent reporting on the epidemic of farmers committing suicide in India as a result of the collapse of the rural economy forced other journalists to cover the story and government officials to act.

The event is sponsored by the School of Journalism, South Asia Institute, and Society of Professional Journalists student chapter at the University of Texas.

For more information contact Robert Jensen,, and see “Sainath’s Challenge,”

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Careers in Social Media Panel

Date: Tuesday, April 14
Time: 6-7:30 PM
Location: Jester A115

Learn about careers in social media from professionals already in the field. Panelists come from non-profits, start-ups, and established companies. Organized by Vick Center for Strategic Advising and Career Counseling.

Young Americans for Liberty Texas State Convention

Date: Saturday, April 11
Time: 9 AM – 7 PM
Location: UT Austin campus, TBD

With Ron Paul, Glenn Greenwald, and Radley Balko.

*Meeting with Nina Hernandez of Austin Chronicle

Date: Tuesday, April 7
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: CMA 3.114

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Brazilian Media in Times of Crisis and Protest

Date: Tuesday, April 7
Time: 3-5:30 PM
Location: Benson Latin American Collection

The LLILAS Brazil Center presents Brazilian Media in Times of Crisis and Protest, a panel discussion with André Monteiro, Folha de São Paulo; Helô Aruth and Rachel Mourão, graduate students, School of Journalism; and moderator Fernando Lara, School of Architecture and LLILAS Brazil Center chair. Rosental Alves, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, will introduce the panel.

For more information, contact Carla Silva-Muhammad at

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Hearst Lecture: “Your Future in Journalism” by Rob King of ESPN

Date: Tuesday, March 31
Time: 4-5 PM
Location: BMC 2.106

Rob King, Senior Vice President for SportsCenter and News at ESPN will present “Your Future in Journalism” as part of the William Randolph Hearst Fellows Award Lecture.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact

*Meeting with Bryan Rolli, music editor for ORANGE Magazine

Date: Tuesday, March 24
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Texas Union UNB 2.404 (Pearce Hall)

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Samuel Freedman: “Breaking the Line”

Date: Tuesday, March 24
Time: 2-4 PM
Location: BMC 5.208

New York Times columnist Sam Freedman will speak about college sports in the 1960s, drawing upon his research and writing for “Breaking The Line: The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights,” an account of an electric football season at two historically black colleges which impacted the national struggle for civil rights.

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The 21st Century Journalism Major: Information Session

Date: Tuesday, March 24

Time: 5-6 PM

Location: BMC

Interested in Journalism or want to know about Journalism as a major? In this information session, School of Journalism Director, RB Brenner will discuss the future of the news media and how the curriculum is changing. Journalists these days are also building apps, writing code, and using Twitter and Snapchat. He will be joined by Cassandra Jaramillo (a senior who has interned at CNBC, KXAN news, and The Austin American-Statesman, and will intern this summer at the Wall Street Journal) and Krishnan Vasudeva (a Ph.D. student and multimedia producer who researches digital literacy). The session is open to all students and will be of special interest to those deciding on a major.

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Screening of Page One: Inside the New York Times

Date: Sunday, March 15
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Location: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center (Amphitheatre), 1900 University Avenue, Austin, TX 78705

Film screening will be followed by a Q&A session between RB Brenner, director of the School of Journalism at UT Austin, and Brian Stelter of CNN (formerly with The New York Times). Reception to follow. SXSW badges are not required.

School of Journalism Hackathon

Date: Thursday, March 12
Time: 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
Location: Austin American-Statesman 305 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704

The University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism is organizing a hackathon for journalists, software developers, and designers, sponsored by the Austin American-Statesman. Come up with something exciting and new for the field of news technology.

Need ideas or technical advice? We’ll have sponsors and mentors from leading technology companies to help you learn something new, and build it in just 8 hours.

A light lunch and dinner will be served. Bring your laptop; you can show up late if you have classes. No coding experience necessary. To get in free, use this coupon code:UTJschool15

Note: Park on the east side of the building and go into the lobby. You’ll be met and escorted to the third floor, where the Hackathon will take place. Parking is free.

For more information, contact Robert Quigley at

DSPeaks Presents: Jermaine Affonso, Former Senior Writer for The Onion and Editor of ClickHole

Date: Thursday, March 12
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Texas Union, Shirley Bird Perry Ballroom

Since its founding by a Prussian tuber farmer in 1756, The Onion has attracted millions of loyal fans drawn to its fearless reporting and scathing commentary on world events, human behavior, and journalistic convention. In a rare peek behind the scenes, we’ll look at the process that makes America’s Finest News Source and its brand new sister site ClickHole, before fielding questions from the slobbering dopes in attendance.

Hosted by Delta Sigma Pi – Beta Kappa Chapter

VIP Distinguished Speaker Series: Gary Knell, CEO of National Geographic

Date: Wednesday, March 11
Time: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Location: South SAC Ballroom

The VIP Distinguished Speaker Series is an opportunity for Fortune 500 C-Level executives to come to McCombs to share their Views, Insights, and Perspectives with the students of the University.

Gary Knell is the President and Chief Executive Officer of National Geographic, a world leader in geography, cartography, and exploration. National Geographic is also considered one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the world as it reaches 600 million+ people each month through its media, products and events. Knell has been the company’s CEO since January 2014.

Hosted by Undergraduate Business Council

ESPN/Disney General Managaer Gerardo Casanova Lecture

Date: Wednesday, March 11
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: BMC 2.106

Gerardo Casanova is based in ESPN’s Mexico City offices where he heads the Disney & ESPN Media Networks for the Latin-American North region. Among other activities Casanova is responsible for all of ESPN’s business in Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panamá, Venezuela and Mexico (North Latin). Casanova joined ESPN as the company’s first-ever general manager in Mexico in December 2005.

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Moody College of Communication Spring 2015 Communication Job & Internship Fair

Date: Wednesday, March 11
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: DKR Texas Memorial Stadium North End Zone. The club on the 8th floor in the Red McCombs Red Zone.

Communication job and internship fairs are held each year during the spring and fall semesters. Typically, 80-100 employers attend these events to meet, recruit, and interview communication students and alumni for job and internship opportunities. The fairs also offer the opportunity to network with representatives from various employers.

For more information, contact

DSPeaks Presents: Evan Spiegel, CEO/Co-Founder of Snapchat

Date: Tuesday, March 3
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: SAC Auditorium

Hosted by Delta Sigma Pi – Beta Kappa Chapter.

*Storytelling with J-School Professors: Tracy Dahlby, Diana Dawson, and Robert Quigley

Date: Thursday, February 26
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: CMA 5.190

*Information Session

Date: Tuesday, February 3
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: CMA 3.114

Come learn more about SPJ Austin Student Chapter, meet the officers, and hear from guest speaker Brenda Salinas, producer for KUT’s Texas Standard.

*Spring 2015 Communication & Media Fair

Date: Tuesday, January 27
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Walter Cronkite Plaza (between CMA and HSM)

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Come find out how you can get involved with the many communication and media-related organizations on campus, including SPJ Austin Student ChapterThe Daily Texan, Texas Tower PR, Texas Travesty, TSTV, Texas Belles Event Planning, Orange MagazineThe Horn, The Odyssey, PR Student Society of America, and The University of Texas chapter of Women Communicators of Austin.

Participants will also have the opportunity to get free head shots by stopping at the SPJ Austin Student Chapter table.

All majors welcome!

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