#AlumniSpotlight: James McNeal

James McNeal graduated from the SJMC Electronic Media Sequence in 2010 and is now the Digital Account Executive KXAN/LIN Digital in Austin! We are proud to recognize McNeal as an SJMC alum who is now applying the skills from the program in the Austin market. Congrats, James!

“I had an amazing time while being a student at Texas State. I was fortunate enough to get involved with an excellent student run radio station, KTSW, and was able to work under Larry Carlson as a teaching assistant for his writing for electronic media class. I’d recommend every student to get involved in some way. I forged great business relationships and friendships for life while at Texas State.”

 

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#FeaturedWorkFriday: Jennings, Tribbey, Mumbach’s, and Markham’s Storify Submissions

Students in Editing for Clear Communication, instructed by Elizabeth Clark, submitted impressive content for their final projects. Students used Storify, a social networking site that gives the user the ability to create visually appealing stories through other platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, to complete their assignment chronicling the evolution of mass media. Their topics relate to a print publication each student chose to examine, tracking changes in ownership, content, and design, as well as technological advances that occurred across a 20-year time span.

These stories offer an appealing display of how media is ever-changing on a medium that is continuing to evolve the journey of storytelling. Below are the title and links. Check them out!

 

Rolling Stone magazine names greatest concerts from 2011-2016

By Skyler Jennings

 

 

 

Summary Review of the News in Crisis, by Wired

By Taylor Tribbey

 

 

 

 

National Geographic: Pictures worth a thousand words

By Ali Mumbach

 

 

 

 

Traveling with National Geographic

By Caroline Markham

 

#AlumniSpotlight: Meagan Stokes

Join us in congratulating SJMC graduate, Meagan Stokes, on obtaining a position as News Producer at KWKT-TV in Waco, Texas! Meagan graduated from Texas State in May with a degree in Electronic Media, taking with her the tools, knowledge, and confidence to succeed in the industry.

“I learned so much valuable information through my time at Texas State. Not only was I given the basic information, such as how to edit video and use a camera, but I was given facts about what to expect when I entered the broadcast industry. I’m so grateful for my professors who challenged me on a daily basis and gave me the best feedback. Texas State faculty and students are family, and I will forever wear my ring as a reminder of the great university that is still a part of me.” – Meagan Stokes, 2017