With services ranging from graphic design and branding to social media and event coordination, SWOOP – UNT’s student-managed advertising and public relations agency – works with a range of clients in the region.
Real work for real clients
UNT’s Mayborn School of Journalism takes you outside the classroom and inside the world of professional communication through a variety of student media outlets and clubs. You’ll work with real clients, learn the tools you need to meet real challenges and gain experience to succeed in the real world.
Denton’s tourist magazine Denton Live is a partnership between the Mayborn School of Journalism and the Denton Convention and Visitors Bureau. You’ll write magazine and website content as well as provide the layout and design. Denton Live is distributed at tourist locations around the state.
Student photographers run a media services agency called Hatch Visuals using a cloud-based state-of-the-art archive. Hatch Visuals staff members were the official photographers of Denton’s Thin Line Fest in 2015 and currently work with clients across campus and throughout the North Texas region.
North Texas Daily, NTDaily.com and NTDailyRadio.com
The student newspaper has been providing news, commentary and entertainment to the UNT community since 1916. To supplement your coursework, you’ll learn the business of operating a newspaper, solving everyday personnel, customer service and production issues. NTDailyRadio.com serves UNT and Denton with podcasts that can be enjoyed by anyone using a computer, tablet or smartphone.
NTDailyTV.com and Denton Community TV
Students produce, write, report, shoot, edit and anchor newscasts using the latest technology and software, under the supervision of faculty with extensive experience in the broadcast industry. Programs air on Denton Community TV, the city’s public access channel, and online.
The Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference
The annual The Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference is a top national forum for writers, journalists, readers and students that focuses on enhancing the quality of nonfiction writing and creating a community of narrative storytellers. The conference hosts some of the nation’s top nonfiction writers and editors each year.
Ten Spurs is an annual literary journal produced by the Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism featuring winners from the conference’s writing contests, many of whom are graduate students and alumni.
Mayborn magazine gives graduate students star billing alongside professionals such as National Book Award winner Bob Shacochis and Pulitzer finalist Kelley Benham, sharing stories about how writers create a narrative world from today’s headlines.
Abundant Internship Opportunities
UNT is located in the 5th largest media market in the country, which provides access to numerous outstanding internship opportunities. Students gain experience at advertising and public relations agencies throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth region. Broadcasting internships are available from area network, independent and cable stations, radio stations and websites. News and photo students can intern with magazines, newspapers, book publishers and their websites. Many students find full-time jobs from their internships.
My career goal is to become a broadcast meteorologist for either the Discovery Channel or the National Geographic Channel. Mayborn has taught me so much about reporting and broadcasting in television. I now know how to use a camera and how to best present a topic, and what angles work best when out in the field.”
Broadcast journalism student