Bob Schieffer College of Communication
- The 2,300-square-foot Convergence Center in the School of Journalism and Strategic Communication prepares students for a multimedia future where HD telecasts, live radio, traditional print and full Web operations converge.
- The Texas Center for Community Journalism has provided training for reporters and editors from 160 community newspapers and is a leader in helping small newspapers with online publishing.
- The Department of Communication Studies offers consulting and mediation services to the North Texas business, legal and educational communities.
- The Schieffer Symposium brings high-profile media figures such as Tom Brokaw, Bob Woodward and Ann Curry to campus for discussions led by Bob Schieffer ’59.
- A student-operated advertising and public relations agency, Roxo, was launched in January 2012 to work with both profit and nonprofit clients.
- TCU 360, a multimedia converged news service, complements student broadcast and print media.
- Members of the new TCU Debate Team have successfully competed in parliamentary debates.
- The Department of Communication Studies now conducts a competitive advanced public speaking contest—the Wisdom Award—with a significant scholarship going to the winner.
- Students and faculty have received national and local Emmy Awards for their work on various projects.
- The School of Journalism and Strategic Communication is one of only 18 private university programs accredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.
Point of pride:
The Film, Television and Digital Media department’s new degree in sports broadcasting attracts students from across the nation.
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Kara Duval, photo by Susan Vogel