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Journalism students sharpen reporting skills while navigating cultural differences

Journalism students sharpen reporting skills while navigating cultural differences

She was photographed near the Great Wall as if she were a celebrity. She dined on chicken feet, dog and donkey meat for a story she was doing on exotic foods. She mastered the art of eating with chopsticks. And she frequently found herself haggling with shopkeepers along the streets of Xi’an. That’s how 20-year-old…   » Continue Reading

University experts condemn violence, but urge diplomacy toward Iran

University experts condemn violence, but urge diplomacy toward Iran

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Student reporters negotiate today’s demanding news cycle with speed and agility through ABC News On Campus

Student reporters negotiate today’s demanding news cycle with speed and agility through ABC News On Campus

Backpack Journalists: Twenty-two-year-old Sara Loeffelholz, a bright, ambitious broadcast journalism student from Aledo, Texas, walks through The University of Texas at Austin campus carrying a small video camera, along with a laptop and her Blackberry, searching for students on the verge of graduating. As an intern for the ABC News On Campus bureau she’s reporting a story about graduating seniors’ efforts to stand out in the job market. A few short hours later she has produced a video package that will be seen by thousands of viewers around the country.

Gender equity, political freedom and health care are among the most pressing challenges women face around the world, scholars say

Gender equity, political freedom and health care are among the most pressing challenges women face around the world, scholars say

Many Voices of Feminism: In the post-feminist era of the 21st century, are the aims and goals of feminism still relevant? Will feminism survive the rush to globalization? What universal lessons can we learn from the unique ways women around the world have advanced their concerns? To spotlight the diverse issues facing women around the world, we invited eight faculty members from the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies to answer the following question: What is the most important challenge facing women in the 21st century?

To survive declining readership, struggling newspaper industry must employ new online strategies, journalism prof says

To survive declining readership, struggling newspaper industry must employ new online strategies, journalism prof says

Changing with the Times: Is the American newspaper industry in as much trouble as it seems? George Sylvie, associate professor in the School of Journalism, has some ideas, and they are not all pleasant to hear. The former newspaper reporter and editor is quick to point out it’s not just about profits anymore.

Documentary Center faculty, students train lenses on issues of war, labor and marginalized people

Documentary Center faculty, students train lenses on issues of war, labor and marginalized people

<a href="#photos”>PHOTO GALLERY In the 1977 film “Annie Hall,” Woody Allen’s character, Alvy Singer, repeatedly drags Diane Keeton’s character, Annie, to see the “The Sorrow and the Pity,” the four-hour documentary about France under the Nazi Occupation. The joke is that Singer uses the film to wallow in his misery. Contrary to the suggestion that…   » Continue Reading