“Am I enough?” It’s a question many people — especially many women — ask themselves their entire lives. “Am I pretty enough? Smart enough? Successful enough? Good enough?” Having battled such questions herself, Baylor senior Grace Valentine has found answers in God’s word — enough to compile into a book, and written in such a way …
Arkansas sports writer and Baylor alumnus David McCollum died Monday after heart surgery in North Little Rock. He was 68. McCollum covered Olympic Games and NCAA championships but was best known for writing about local athletes for nearly four decades at the Log Cabin Democrat in Conway.
WACO, Texas (April 26, 2018) — Dallas senior Corrie Coleman has been selected to receive the 2018 journalism scholarship from the Bess Whitehead Scott Scholarship Fund. Coleman will receive $2,000 toward her degree in journalism, which includes studies in writing, photography and videography.
April 24, 2018
VIDEO: In this interview, Grace Valentine, a senior journalism major from Florida, discusses the inspiration and motivation behind her book, “Am I Enough?” The book, published by Thomas Nelson and available in stores in July, is the result of a movement – the Enough Movement – Valentine launched via her blog, which has garnered more than 6 million readers. “One of my goals when I began writing was to just be the person I needed when I struggled with insecurity and when I felt down,” she said. “It’s been a great tool where I’ve been able to lift God up and praise him through this platform.”
April 24, 2018
Rebecca Potter, B.A. (Journalism and Political Science) ‘90, a publications advisor at Texas High School in Texarkana, has received the Texas Trailblazer Award from the Texas Association of Journalism Educators.
When people think of Baylor journalism alumni, thoughts often turn to those working as reporters for newspapers and television stations or serving as public relations officers for corporations and nonprofits. But others are succeeding in careers in photography and videography, one of the four sequences that students can study while majoring in journalism.
Photographer Jill Broussard and Associate Producer for “Fixer Upper,” Constance Atton, spoke very highly of their experiences at Baylor and their professors who pushed them to where they have gotten to today.
Tucked away in the Castellaw Communications Center at Baylor, a new tradition for journalism students has begun. For the first time in the history of the Baylor Lariat, a new television broadcast has been introduced.
The newscast, “Lariat TV News Today,” allows the journalism students to gain real-world experience of working as anchors, reporters and script-writers for a television newscast.
The spring semester is always such a special time as we celebrate the accomplishments of our senior class and wish them the best as they begin their careers. This year’s senior class represents the largest one in Baylor history, and while they will be missed, we are encouraged by the frequent campus visits we’ve been experiencing from students who aspire to be the next great class of journalists to graduate from Baylor.
“There will be no passive watching tonight,” Dr. Tammy Kernodle said, as she led her audience in a rhythmic clapping exercise that set the tone for the night, as she encouraged them to join her on a journey that chronicled the role of female musicians in the Civil Rights Movement.
This year, which marks her 17th year of teaching, Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez has been recently promoted from associate to full professor. Anyone who has ever met Dr. Moody-Ramirez knows her passion for people. Her tenacity for knowledge, her desire for diversity, and her ambition do what is right magnetically energizes the Baylor Journalism, Public Relations & New Media Department.
April 6, 2018
#BaylorLights profile of Kristen Boyd, B.A. (Journalism) ’10, M.S.W. ’12, M.Div. (Theology) ’14, who serves as coordinator of student recruitment at Baylor's Truett Seminary. Boyd serves students at an intersection of decisions that will shape their future. “I grew to love visiting with prospective students about their calling and where God might be leading them. I was listening to them listen to God,” she said. “At Truett I learned how to ask thoughtful questions about the deep things of faith in a sacred space, and I can’t help but hope that other students can experience something similar.”
The Baylor Journalism, Public Relations and New Media department has produced a plethora of successful professionals who are employed throughout the U.S., including three alumnae who recently spoke about their journey from Baylor to New York City.
Baylor University’s Department of Journalism, Public Relations, and New Media hosted a special screening of the new documentary “The Lost Tapes: Malcolm X” on Feb. 27 on campus in collaboration with Charles Poe, the senior vice president of production for the Smithsonian Channel and an alumnus of the journalism department.
After receiving a degree from college, people love to return to their alma mater to see what has changed and to get a little taste of the good old days. For Baylor University alumnus, Tony Pederson, this year he returned for not just that hint of adolescence, but to be honored at the Baylor Line Foundation Hall of Fame with the Distinguished Alumni Award during a ceremony on Jan. 20 at the Baylor Club.
Baylor’s Journalism, Public Relations and New Media Department held its annual student awards ceremony on April 6 when faculty recognized students for departmental and academic awards and announced 2018-2019 scholarships. The guest speaker was Lois Ferguson, a journalism graduate from Baylor who was honored as the department’s 2018 Outstanding Alumna.
Baylor will be sending its highest number of representatives to the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Midwinter Conference, which will take place the weekend of March 2 at the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
At eight years old, Natalia Treviņo was given a prompt-card with a monster on it. Her teacher asked her to write a story about what she saw. It would turn out that this would be the first time Treviņo felt creative. A third-grade assignment was all Treviņo needed to know that she could tell stories.
Treviņo, who is a novelist, poet and writing coach, visited with Baylor University students on Feb. 22 when she urged the aspiring journalists to find the rat in their story. Without the rat, she told them, there is no story.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 29, 2018) — Women in public relations are more likely than men to seek allies and form coalitions before they give ethics counsel to senior leaders, while men are more likely to rely on presenting research as a tactic, according to a Baylor University study.
Jan. 13, 2018
David McCollum, B.A. (Journalism) ’72, sports editor/columnist for the Log Cabin Democrat for 38 years, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Joe B. McGee Award by the Conway Athletic Awards Commission for meritorious service to Conway athletics. During his career, he was written more than 12,500 columns and blogs and has won more than 260 awards for his writing.
Becca Ramos and Parmida Schahhosseini are both Baylor graduates from the Department of Journalism, Public Relations & New Media who have not let their foreign heritage restrict them from pursuing successful careers in two industries that lack diversity.
As we enter the holiday season, it is appropriate to look back with thankfulness for the many blessings we have experienced this past semester. I would like to share some of those highlights with our Baylor alumni.
Journalists Christine Grandados and Cynthia Leonor Garza talked about their careers and how it transformed their writing on Oct. 31. Granados was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She has been a journalist with the El Paso Times and the Austin American-Statesman. She is a reporter at the Fredericksburg Standard-Radio Post. Her second book of fiction, “Fight Like a Man and Other Stories We Tell Our Children,” was published by the University of New Mexico Press in 2017.
As part of the Baylor chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), professionals in the PR industry are invited to speak to students about their experiences, offering an opportunity for students to connect with professionals who have accomplished the kinds of goals they themselves are working toward.
The Journalism, Public Relations & New Media Department at Baylor University is welcoming two new, but familiar faces in the 2017-2018 school year. Bruce Gietzen and Amber Adamson bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with the students of the department.