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Newscast 2015

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Mayborn School of Journalism hosts annual conference

This year’s Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference focused on ‘Bridging the Great Divide.’ Journalists, teachers and students alike gathered at Hilton DFW Lakes in Grapevine to hear award-winning storytellers tackle issues regarding race, gender and economic class. In addition, the conference served as a host for the Young Spurs, a group of 10 high school and […]

Spring Break In Selma: Alternative Service Breaks at UNT

Total immersion into a poverty-stricken town with non-diverse schools and prejudiced communities does not sound like the typical spring break of a college student, but UNT students are trading sunny beaches for a chance to experience social injustices in Selma and cities around the country. The school’s Center for Leadership and Service sponsors the Alternative […]

Emerald Eagles even the playing field for all students

UNT’s Emerald Eagle Scholars Program selects low-income students to attend the school with little to know cost. Since 2007, UNT has given about 450-500 intelligent students with financial need the chance to go to college. “The program is a scholars program so what we do is when we invite students to the program, we know […]

Finding Common Ground

Out of a diverse lineup of writers from all across the country attending the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference, the person making a speech on the topic of racism and gender discrimination is a biographer who happens to be a white man.

Washington Post Staff Gives Advice on How to Cover Poverty

As part of the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference which took place from June 17 to 19, 2015, managing editor Kevin Merida and reporters Eli Saslow and DeNeen L. Brown for the Washington Post addressed how to write about poverty and income disparity in a discussion panel on the subject of The Great Divide.

Authors speak out against societal racism

Social unrest. Structural racism. Multiculturalism. A sexist media. Journalists Jeff Chang and Chris Vognar talked about these topics during a panel at this year’s Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference.