A Message from Dean Andrea Miller

Mayborn Broadcast Student Report on Covid-19

Even as Mayborn broadcast journalism students adapt to new ways of learning, they're gaining valuable experience reporting on what is, arguably, the biggest news event of our times. Check out the results of their efforts.

How Can You Help Students During This Challenging Time?

Supporting Hands

Students throughout UNT are making amazing adjustments during this unprecedented national health crisis. In many cases, financial pressures are real. How can you help? Consider making a one-time financial contribution to the university's special fund. Thank you!

Mayborn Students Share Gratitude in new Zoom Classroom Environment

Zoom Students

Students are fast-adapting to new classroom dynamics as courses move online. Offering students the chance to share their concerns and thoughts can be an enriching opportunity to bring classes together - even though they're learning remotely. A few of the students in Professor Dorothy Bland's JOUR 2310 class, including Sidni Williams, Arley Contreras, Milo Miholtes, Corina Aguilar, Shacoria Wilson, Emi Capetillo, Kelly Tran, Caroline Morse and Tyler Chambliss share their thoughts - from locations ranging from Harlingen, Texas, to Denton.

Congratulations to Professor Dorothy Bland!

BlandProfessor Dorothy Bland has successfully defended her dissertation, titled The Online News Association's Historic Role in Fueling the Next Wave of Emerging Digital News Leaders. Dr. Bland will receive her PhD from Florida State University in May. Congratulations Dr. Bland!

2020 Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference Rescheduled for October 16 - 18

2020 Theme

The 16th annual Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference has been rescheduled for October 16 - 18, 2020 at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas. This year's theme: "20/20: Bringing Truth Into Focus."

For details on keynote speakers and panelists for this year's timely event and to register, continue to check www.themayborn.com.

North Texas Daily Continues to Produce Award-Winning Coverage

NT Daily Website

As the journalism world adapts to reporting the fast-changing Covid-19 story, student editors and reporters at the award-winning The North Texas Daily are on the front lines. Follow the North Texas Daily for the latest campus and local updates.

Students Find Innovative Ways to Adapt to Zoom Learning


Photojournalism students studying under Mayborn Endowed Chair Thorne Anderson found an interesting way to "break the ice" for Zoom classes by playing Pictionary. The results were, according to Anderson, "awkward and weird and fun."

Mayborn Students Earn Prestigious Awards from SPJ

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Broadcast and reporting students from the Mayborn School of Journalism were recently honored as Mark of Excellence Regional award winners by the Society of Professional Journalists. First Place winners will compete at the national level among other regional Mark of Excellence winners from the 12 SPJ regions.

Mayborn honorees include:

  • TV Breaking News Reporting: Ta'Corian Tilley
  • Broadcast Feature Videography: Victoria Lara and Tim Banzon
  • Online/Digital Feature Videography: Joe Valdez
  • Non-fiction Magazine Article: Brady Burns
  • Breaking News Reporting: Lizzy Spangler and Rebekah Schulte

Congratulations to all!

For more Mayborn student award winners, please follow Mayborn social media at the links below.

Mayborn Students Interview One of the Nation's Top Interviewers


Two Mayborn broadcast students, Jeremy Beadling and Hunter Baugh, were part of a student press conference with KERA's host of Think, Krys Boyd. The press conference was sponsored and organized by the Press Club of Dallas to give eight college journalism students an opportunity to meet the Dallas broadcaster and practice their interviewing skills.

Learn more about the event here.

Share With Us Your Remote Working/Learning Experience?


Even though we're working and learning from a thousand different places, we're all still together as one Mayborn School of Journalism. If you'd like to share your unique workplace, shoot a simple video and post to #RemoteMayborn. Connectivity is everything!

If you need financial help, ask.
If you can give, here's how.


The Mayborn School of Journalism is a community - of students, alumni, faculty, staff and supporters. Let's all pitch in together.

Are you a student struggling financially due to the coronavirus outbreak? Are you an alumni or supporter who would like to help our students during this challenging time?

Check out this resource:


If you'd like to ensure that your contribution directly benefits students at the Mayborn School, learn more about our "Better Together Student Award" at:


The Mayborn School of Journalism is home to future Pulitzer Prize winners, top advertising executives, and successful storytellers. To ensure this success, we need your help now.

We have established the "Better Together Student Award" fund within the Mayborn's Dean's Excellence Fund to facilitate your contributions. Give now to help make sure current Mayborn students have the resources available now to continue on the path to achievement in journalism and strategic communications.

Thank you!

What a Great Time for a Master's Degree


Ready to continue your education? Now is a terrific time to explore the possibilities for a master's degree from the Mayborn School.

Graduate work in the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism prepares students with lifetime communication and intellectual skills for successful careers in journalism, strategic communications, and higher education. This nationally accredited program offers state-of-the-art technological training and support as well as research and study opportunities in news, advertising, public relations, photojournalism, publishing, broadcast and multimedia news.

Choose from a Master of Arts or Master of Journalism degree, or up your game in today's data-driven digital world with a Master of Science in Digital Communication Analytics.

Learn more at: www.journalism.unt.edu/graduate.

Connect with the Mayborn

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