TAMUK JOURNALISM PROGRAM
The journalism program at Texas A&M University-Kingsville dates to 1925, when the first issue of the student newspaper—the South Texan—was published.
The print journalism program has since evolved into one of the most respected, small-university programs in the state and nation. Countless graduates left the South Texan and built successful careers at newspapers and magazines of state and national importance.
Courses in the program involve traditional newspaper reporting, feature writing, media law, journalism history, graphic design and pagination. In addition, the journalism program offers courses in public relations and advertising.
Today, the journalism program also combines traditional newspaper work with social media, video and other online components used in today’s fast-evolving media industry.
The South Texan is published weekly during the fall and spring semesters and is produced by students in the Art,
Communications and Theatre Department. Leadership positions are available each semester, with the editor and chief chosen by a committee of the Dean of Students. The editor and chief selects students to serve as staff reporters and page editors. Six staff members are paid for their work.
The staff reports on both university and community news. The South Texan website is also evolving into a digital daily, where student journalists keep the campus community constantly connected year round. The newspaper is funded in part by Student Service fees collected by the university. Advertising revenues also compose a portion of the budget.
This page was last updated on: December 13, 2016