Mass Comm Week quickly approaches

Mass Comm WeekThe SJMC will host its annual Mass Communication Week from Oct. 21 to 25. Open to the public, the event brings professionals to campus to discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media.

Mass Comm Week kicks off Monday, Oct. 21, with a Student Organization Open House from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the first floor of Old Main. The event is open to all majors and will host student organizations such as PRSSA, Texas State Advertising Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.

Gary Vaynerchuk at MC WeekMass Comm Week is a five-day informational and networking event that is designed to introduce Texas State students to media professionals. More than 30 speakers will present including Lauren Corbut, a primetime producer at The Weather Channel; and Katherine McLane, former vice president of communications at Livestrong Foundation.

“Our faculty members have terrific contacts within the professions, and many students have made valuable professional contacts over the years during Mass Comm Week,” said Beth Clark, director of Mass Comm Week. “We appreciate the speakers who take time out of their schedules to visit campus. Thanks to technology, this year we’ll also host some far-flung speakers at Skype, including Annie Werner of Tumblr, based in New York City; and alumna Bharati Naik of CNN International.”

Other featured presenters include:

  • Michele Tanzola, marketing and public information manager for the City of Austin Fire Department, who will speak at the Round Rock campus.
  • Robert Kolker, contributing editor at New York Magazine and author of the book, “Lost Girls,” who will present “A Conversation with Robert Kolker” at Centennial Hall on the San Marcos campus.
  • Denise Malan, data director for the Investigative News Network and IRE, who will present an introduction to IRE and her background in the business on the San Marcos campus.

For more information and complete schedule of events, please visit www.txstatemcweek.com. About Mass Comm Week: Mass Communication Week is an annual conference in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University. Students have the opportunity to hear professionals discuss issues, trends and careers in mass media. Each year, more than 30 events feature speakers representing the fields of journalism, advertising, public relations, digital media and more. Students participate by covering the event, using social media and interacting with guests.

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