Students in the news-editorial sequence at Texas A&M - Commerce comprise the core of the staff positions for The East Texan and its weekly print and daily online editions. Staff positions include writing opportunities in news, sports, entertainment, graphics and design, and editorials/opinion columns. Visit The East Texan at www.theeasttexan.com
Graduates of the program occupy positions at metropolitan newspapers, smaller community newspapers, magazines and the rapidly-developing movement of online journalism and social media. Classes in the sequence include courses in writing, in editing, and in InDesign and other software programs, in law, ethics, and history of the press. Students in the Division's community journalism class produce stories for area community newspapers, and graduates occupy editorial positions at community newspapers, in the state and return to campus to visit with current students and Texan staff.
Non-majors may complete a minor in the news-editorial sequence and work on the student publications. Requirements for a major or minor in this sequence are outlined in the University Catalog. Visit http://catalog.tamu-commerce.edu/index.php?catoid=14
The Texas Intercollegiate Press Association is headquartered in the Journalism Building. TIPA is an organization of collegiate newspapers throughout the state of Texas. Members hold an annual convention and support the development of collegiate publications and press freedom. A&M - Commerce majors often hold TIPA leadership positions. Visit TIPA at http://www.texasipa.org/