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A Message from the Dean

Andrea millerFootball season and a weather change always bring a wonderful energy to college campuses. Now we've finally had both.

This fall is a special time for me as the school year and my deanship shift into high gear.

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Alumni Profile: Charlie Tuckness

Charlie Tuckness

By Rachel Linch

When Charlie Tuckness came to the University of North Texas in 2016 she planned to graduate with a degree in music. Then, Tuckness discovered advertising and everything changed.

"I fell into advertising, I literally just kind of stumbled into it by accident," Tuckness said. "I was in an Intro to Advertising and PR class and that's how I found advertising."

Three years later, Tuckness can still remember the moment. She was looking through her textbook for the class and found herself enjoying every chapter. "I just kind of realized that every piece of advertising was a part of me that I really wanted to excel at," Tuckness said. "It was an over and over again 'aha' moment."

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Introducing the newly designed North Texas Daily website and newsletter

NTDaily Website

Bookmark it now and check back regularly for up-to-date information on all things UNT!

Mayborn Students participate in 5th annual AEJMC News Engagement Day

Charlie Tuckness

Mayborn students fanned out across the UNT campus as "news hounds" to ask the question: "How do you sniff out your news?" The answers - generally insightful and informative - were all posted to Twitter at #NewsEngagementDay and #UNTNewsHounds. The Mayborn School of Journalism is regularly among the top contributors among journalism schools nationwide.

Monthly Donuts with the Dean - sweet!

Donuts with the Dean

Dean Andrea Miller is hosting a monthly "donuts and discussion" gathering with Mayborn students - to share news and views of the school and to learn insights from students. In September, advertising student Lauren Tyson and photojournalism student Trey McWilliams learned about upcoming events at the school.

October's donut event will be held on October 31 from 8-9 a.m. in the dean's conference room.

SWOOP Agency adds new clients for Fall 2019

Donuts with the Dean

ReadiVet is a start-up company that brings vet care straight to your door, with affordable care for pets that causes them the least amount of stress. This new account had SWOOPers busy from the very first day, working to create a newspaper ad to be published in just a few days.

ReadiVet sponsors Dallas Pets Alive, another new client. Dallas Pets Alive is a no-kill shelter for older and physically challenged pets. These are pets that may have been surrendered after an owner has died or is faced with a situation where they can no longer care for the pet.

To learn more about SWOOP happenings, check out the latest SWOOP SCOOP.

Mayborn alum Austin Allen talks social media

Mayborn in London

Mayborn alum Austin Allen from @agencyentourage shares in-depth tricks and tips for creating a social media advertising program with students from Dr. Sheri Broyles' copywriting class.

Congrats to NBC5's Kristi Nelson

Kristi Nelson and babyCongratulations to Mayborn alum Kristi Nelson, now the proud mother of son Lucca, born July 25.

Photo Credit: Jessica Cook/Fat Baby Photography

Advanced Writing and Reporting class covers timely stories

The Advanced Writing and Reporting class produced this newscast on October 1st. It includes coverage of the Amber Guyger trial, a new initiative to address sexual assault in the city of Denton and a look at poverty in Denton County.

WFAA reporter shares real-world experiences

WFAA Reporter

WFAA's Alex Rozier spoke with students in broadcast Advanced Reporting about his experience covering the El Paso mass shooting, tips for succeeding as a reporter and why he believes journalism is so important.

Charlie Cole: In Memoriam

Charlie Cole

The Mayborn School of Journalism celebrates the life and work of Charlie Cole ('78) who captured one of the most iconic images of all time - the "tank man" in Tiananmen Square in 1989. In 1990, the image was named "World Press Photo." Read the full story here.

Mayborn students attend Excellence in Journalism Conference

Excellence in Journalism conference Excellence in Journalism conference

Mayborn students attend Excellence in Journalism conference in San Antonio, meet industry leaders and experience hands-on newsroom journalism in action. The conference is hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Radio Television Digital News Association.

Carlynn Green and Emily Gogle we're selected to work in the student newsroom creating content for the conference. Green got to interview John Quinones and Emily was among 10 students selected for the newsroom. Erika Torres received the Ruben Salazar scholarship from NAHJ. Mayborn graduate student Marcus Sykes also attended.

Mayborn graduate profiled in The North Texan magazine

Nathanial Little

Tenacity marks UNT and Mayborn students - the ability to rise above difficulties to excel. The most recent issue of the university's North Texan magazine profiled Mayborn graduate Nathanial Little ('17). Read about his success here.

Meet the Dean Tour

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Dean Andrea Miller to embark on statewide "listening tour" in advance of the Mayborn School's 75th anniversary celebration in 2020. Are you in Houston, Austin, San Antonio or Dallas? Stay tuned for dates, places and times - and come share your thoughts on Mayborn success.

Mayborn Homecoming

Mayborn Homecoming

Join the Mayborn for "UNT is Out of This World" Homecoming on November 2.

Make plans to drop by the Mayborn celebration at The Tailgate Zone outside Apogee Stadium for UNT's Homecoming festivities on Saturday, November 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stay tuned for further details.

Mayborn Frisco PR class visits with expert

Mayborn Frisco PR

Public Relations professional and business owner Renee Crossman recently visited the Mayborn's capstone PR class at the UNT Frisco campus to share her wide-ranging industry experiences. Her presentation included insights on the difference between corporate public relations and agency life. Crossman also shared helpful tips for entering the profession after graduation, including building interview skills, creating a positive digital footprint and developing a strong network.

Mayborn alumn wins prestigious book award

Sarah Broom

UNT alum Sarah Broom ('02) recently released her debut book, "The Yellow House," which has received rave reviews from The New York Times and elsewhere. Check out her discussion on the writing process here. Broom is a dual-major graduate, earning her undergraduate degree from UNT in Communications and Anthropology.

Notable Dates for Fall 2019

Guest Speaker: Dr. Dustin Harp OCT
Mentor/Alumni Roundtable
Donuts with the Dean NOV
Career Fair NOV
Thanksgiving Break Begins
Thanksgiving Break Ends DEC
End of Semester

Mayborn in London

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