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Speakers Bureau for Scholastic Journalism Programs

villigranFaculty in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication come from a variety of mass communication backgrounds and for many on the faculty, the initial interest in mass communication began in high school.

The School of Journalism and Mass Communication offers a speakers bureau to provide support to scholastic journalism programs. Faculty members are available to present virtual presentations on a variety of topics.

Review the list below to see the topics available. To arrange a speaker, complete the SJMC Speakers Bureau request form

If you are interested in a topic not listed below or if you have a question, please contact Professor of Practice Kym Fox at or 512-245-3484.

Topics & Contacts

Dale Blasingame, assistant professor of practice
Contact:, @daleblasingame
- Drone Journalism
- Social Media Best Practices
- Photos & Video for Today’s Journalists

Tim England, associate professor
- The Challenges of Preparing Today’s Video Journalist

Kym Fox, associate professor of practice
- Great Interviews: Asking Hard Questions
- Ethics in High School Journalism
- Open Records and the Power of Data
- Writing & AP Style

Kelly Kaufhold, professor
- Apps and Techniques for Mobile Reporting
- Audio and Video for Journalists
- Photojournalism

Gilbert Martinez, senior lecturer
- The First Amendment and Scholastic Journalism
- Journalism Ethics

Dave Nolan, professor of practice
- Editing and Composition for Video
- Photojournalism and Storytelling
- Photojournalism Ethics
- Shooting and Editing Video for the First Time
- Creating Digital Journalism
- Applications for the iPad with Adobe InDesign

Sue Weill, associate professor
- The Importance of Journalism in Today’s World

Jon Zmikly, senior lecturer
- Apps for Mobile Reporting
- How to Share Your Story in a Noisy Social World
- Nonlinear Video Editing (Adobe Premiere Pro, iMovie)
- Basic Design Skills for Journalists