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The 2015 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference was a roaring success! Next year's conference will take place July 15-17.

Grad Students Master Their Craft

With real world experience
Krystal Maestas

Krystal Maestas is a Mayborn graduate student who has been to Africa four times, but her trip to Ghana this summer impacted her the most.  “The people, the culture, the heart of Ghana are remarkable.”  

Our Alumni Achieve Their Dreams

Writing their own futures
Jon Prior

Up against stiff competition such as The Washington Post and New York Magazine, Jon Prior, Mayborn School of Journalism alumnus, came out on top. While working for HousingWire Magazine, he won SABEW’s Best in Business Award in 2011 for best exploratory story from the Society of Business Writers and Editors. Recently, Prior landed at POLITICO as a reporter, catapulting him into the journalist’s haven that is Washington, D.C.

Headlines from the North Texas Daily


Our internship program maintains strong ties with industry leaders in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, the fifth largest media market in the country. This provides excellent networking and job opportunities at some of the nation's top newspapers, magazines, publishing companies, television and radio stations, web companies, and advertising and public relations agencies.

Mayborn Benefits

Students receive hands-on opportunities to use state-of-the-art video/audio technology, computers and software in our classrooms and labs. Our students gain real-world experience creating campaigns and projects for advertising and public relations clients. They produce content for broadcast, via Denton Community Television. They write material for magazines like the MAYBORN magazine. Students publish in the NT Daily newspaper and write online at They also have the opportunity to get professional experience at SWOOP, the Mayborn's student-managed advertising and public relations agency. The Mayborn is also home to Hatch Visuals, a non-profit, student-run media agency.

Success Starts Here

Pulitzer winners, acclaimed faculty, national accreditation, dynamic curriculum, social media experts, the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction conference & your path into the future of journalism.